Meet the NE Live Hematology Experts at EHA 2019!

Dr. Donna Reece MD, FRCPC

Director, Program for Multiple Myeloma and Related Diseases
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Dr. Reece is Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Director of the Program for Multiple Myeloma and Related Diseases in the Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Princess Margaret Hospital.  She holds the Molly and David Bloom Chair in Multiple Myeloma Research and is Chair of the Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trials Group of the National Cancer Institute of Canada. Dr Reece also serves on the Myeloma Canada Scientific Advisory Board and leads the Myeloma Canada Research Network.
She earned her medical degree from Baylor College in Houston, Texas. She completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals, her residency in internal medicine at the Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the Barnes Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Her research interests include hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, lymphoid malignancies, and plasma cell dyscrasias.

Dr. Darrell White MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP

Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
Professor of Medicine
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS

Dr. White is a hematologist, Professor of Medicine, and Senior Associate Dean of Education at Dalhousie Medical School. He has a long-standing interest in medical education, having served various leadership roles in medical education at Dalhousie University and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Both his clinical practice and research interest is in the treatment of multiple myeloma. He is a member of the Myeloma Subcommittee of the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group (NCIC CTG), the Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group (CBMTG), and the Scientific Advisory Board of Myeloma Canada.

Dr. Julie Stakiw MD, FRCPC

Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
Associate Professor
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK

Dr. Stakiw completed her medical degree and Internal Medicine training at the University of Saskatchewan. She then moved to Ontario to complete her Hematology training at Queen’s University, followed by a one-year fellowship at The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Lymphoma and Stem Cell Transplant. After three years working as a hematologist-oncologist at Peel Regional Cancer Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, she moved back to Saskatchewan in 2010 and later became the Provincial Leader of Hematology for Saskatchewan and Medical Director of the Provincial Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. She is now the Medical Director of patient research, innovation, and analytics at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.

Dr. Irwindeep Sandhu MD, FRCPC        

University of Alberta
Interim Director of Cellular Apheresis & Bone Marrow Transplantation
Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, AB

Dr. Sandhu is a hematologist based in Edmonton at the University of Alberta. He is also the Interim Director of Cellular Apheresis and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the Cross Cancer Institute. Dr. Sandhu’s clinical interests include leukemia, myeloma, and cellular/immunotherapies.

Dr. Brian Leber MDCM, FRCPC    

Juravinski Cancer Centre
Professor of Medicine
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Dr. Leber is a clinical hematologist and Professor of Medicine based at McMaster University Medical Centre and the Juravinski Cancer Centre. His interests lie in the pathophysiology of leukemia and investigational new drug trials. Dr. Leber is also an Associate Member of the Department of Biochemistry at McMaster University. He graduated from McGill Medical School, did internal medicine at McGill, and Hematology Training at McMaster followed by a research fellowship at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine (University of London, UK).