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Heather VanderMeulen, MD, MSc

Affiliate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room B204
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6733
Fax: 416-480-6035

Administrative Assistant: Carm Cacciato


  • Diploma in Transfusion Medicine, 2023, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Masters of Science, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, 2023, , University of Toronto, Canada
  • Fellowship, 2022, Adult Hematology, University of Toronto, Department of Medicine, Canada
  • Residency, 2019, Internal Medicine, University of Toronto, Department of Medicine, Canada
  • Medical Doctorate, 2016, McMaster University, Canada
  • Masters of Science, Experimental Medicine, 2014, McGill University, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Foci:

  • Obstetrical hematology
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Patient blood management

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. VanderMeulen H, Strauss R, Lin Y, McLeod A, Barrett J, Sholzberg M, Callum J. The contribution of iron deficiency to the risk of peripartum transfusion: a retrospective case control study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2020 Apr 6;20(1):196. doi: 10.1186/s12884-020-02886-z. Erratum in: BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2020 Apr 17;20(1):230. PMID: 32252681; PMCID: PMC7132873.
  2. VanderMeulen H, Petrucci J, Floros G, Meffe F, Dainty KN, Sholzberg M. The experience of postpartum bleeding in women with inherited bleeding disorders. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2019 Jul 26;3(4):733-740. doi: 10.1002/rth2.12246. PMID: 31624793; PMCID: PMC6782019.
  3. VanderMeulen H, Sholzberg M. Iron deficiency and anemia in patients with inherited bleeding disorders. Transfus Apher Sci. 2018 Dec;57(6):735-738. doi: 10.1016/j.transci.2018.10.015. Epub 2018 Nov 17. PMID: 30470664.
  4. VanderMeulen H, Arya S, Nersesian S, Philbert N, Sholzberg M. What have we learned about the patient's experience of von Willebrand disease? A focus on women. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2022 Dec 9;2022(1):631-636. doi: 10.1182/hematology.2022000391. PMID: 36485077; PMCID: PMC9820129.
  5. Heather Vander M, Laureano M, Hu G, Lim W, Ross C, Wainman B, Zeller MP. Teaching bone marrow procedures at pelvic and sternal sites: a high fidelity anatomy simulation. Can Med Educ J. 2021 Apr 30;12(2):e106-e109. doi: 10.36834/cmej.69475. PMID: 33995729; PMCID: PMC8105570.