Menaka Pai
Professor, Medicine

Menaka Pai is a Professor of Medicine at McMaster University, and a hematologist and thrombosis medicine physician at Hamilton Health Sciences. She is Chief of Laboratory Medicine at Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, and Medical Director of the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP). She is also Head of Service for Benign Hematology at Hamilton Health Sciences, and Quality Lead for Transfusion Medicine in the HRLMP.

Dr. Pai completed her medical training at McMaster University and the University of Toronto. She holds a Masters degree in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University, and her graduate work was supported by fellowships from Thrombosis Canada and the Canadian Hemophilia Society.

Dr. Pai is a member of the McMaster Centre for Transfusion Research (MCTR) and the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute (TAARI). As a benign hematologist, her clinical interests focus on thrombosis and bleeding disorders. Her research interests include venous thromboembolism, transfusion medicine, research methods in rare diseases, and clinical practice guideline development. She is currently Chair of the American Society of Hematology’s Guideline Oversight Subcommittee. Dr. Pai served on Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table from 2021 to 2022, and was Co-Chair of its Clinical Practice Guideline Working Group.
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