Jeannie L. Callum, MD, FRCPC, is a Transfusion Medicine Specialist and Hematologist at Kingston Health Sciences Center and Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University.
She also serves as the lead for the QUEST transfusion research program at the University of Toronto and is a Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto.
Her primary interests in transfusion medicine include error tracking, blood utilization, and the management of the coagulopathy associated with traumatic injury and post-cardiac surgery. She was involved in the development of the U.S. Biovigilance Network and the Canadian Transfusion Error Surveillance System. She has been involved with numerous transfusion clinical trials including ABLE, PROPPR, FIIRST, TACS, FIBRES, ROC-TXA, FARES and FiiRST-2.
She has written extensively about issues in transfusion medicine, publishing more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and authoring numerous book chapters. She also was the lead author on the Provincial (Ontario) transfusion handbook titled “Bloody Easy,” now preparing its fifth edition. In addition, she is on the editorial board for the “Transfusion Medicine Reviews” and “Transfusion” journals.
She earned her medical degree and completed a fellowship in internal medicine at the University of Toronto. In addition, Callum received transfusion medicine fellowship training with Canadian Blood Services.
understanding what is needed to deliver high-quality, evidence-based care during a massive hemorrhage protocol activation