Dr. Gregory Hare is a Staff Anesthesiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital and a Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto. His clinical focus is to develop multimodal and inter-professional approaches to optimize patient outcomes through patient blood management strategies.
Dr. Hare's long-term research goal is to define mechanisms of anemia-induced morbidity and mortality; and to design novel treatment strategies to prevent these adverse outcomes. His research is focused on defining adaptive, and maladaptive, cardiovascular mechanisms in experimental models of acute anemia using integrative whole animal models. These translational studies have defined mechanism of anemia-induced tissue hypoxia and mortality. Dr. Hare’s laboratory has identified integrative adaptive cellular and physiological mechanisms, which promote organism survival during acute anemia and to develop effective strategies to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with both anemia and red blood cell transfusion. The overall clinical goal is to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with acute and chronic anemia in perioperative and critically ill patients.
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