Clinics & Inpatient Care Units

Hemophilia Comprehensive Care Program

Team

Jerry Teitel, MD

Dr. Teitel has been medical director of the St. Michael’s Hospital Hemophilia Treatment Centre since its founding in 1983. He received his doctor of medicine from the University of Toronto. He later did clinical fellowships in internal medicine and hematology at the University of Toronto, and a research fellowship in coagulation at Harvard University. He was then appointed to the medical staff at St. Michael’s Hospital, and to the University of Toronto, where he now holds the rank of professor. He served as division head of Hematology and Oncology at St. Michael’s Hospital for 15 years, and he continues as the medical director of the Specialized Complex Care Program. He has been president of the Canadian Hematology Society and the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society of North America, and he was the first elected president of the Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada. He has written or co-authored approximately 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the field of coagulation and bleeding disorders.

Michelle Sholzberg, MD

Dr. Sholzberg received her MDCM from McGill University. She completed her residency in internal medicine in Montreal and additional postgraduate training in hematology at the University of Toronto. She has also completed a research hemostasis fellowship. She is pursuing additional graduate training in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the University of Toronto. She has been a clinical hematologist at St. Michael’s Hospital since 2011 with a focus on bleeding disorders. She is also the medical director of the coagulation laboratory. She is cross- appointed to the Departments of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto with the academic rank of lecturer and career description of clinician investigator.

Erin Norris, MD

Dr. Norris received her doctor of medicine from the University of Western Ontario, and completed her residency training in internal medicine and rheumatology at the University of Toronto. She is a clinician-teacher and an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. She has been on staff in the division of Rheumatology at St Michael's Hospital since 2009.  Dr. Norris's interest is in metabolic bone diseases and collaborative models of care. She manages the common musculoskeletal manifestations associated with hemophilia in patients that attend the clinic. 

Georgina Floros, RN

Georgina Floros has been working in the adult hemophilia clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital since 2007. As nurse case manager of the program, she plays a key role in managing, caring, supporting and educating  patients with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Floros won the  Excellence in Education award in 2012. She is passionate about providing education and care to health care professionals and patients around the world.  She is also the secretary of the Nurses Committee of World Federation of Hemophilia. Floros previously worked at The Hospital for Sick Children in the areas of hemostasis/thrombosis and multi-organ transplant. She especially loves being a hemophilia camp nurse at Camp Wanakita.

Rachel He, RN

Rachel He studied her nursing at University of Toronto. She stared working in the hemophilia clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital in 2011. Prior to this, she worked in cardiovascular surgical Intensive Care Unit.

Joanne Solarski, RN

Joanne Solarski has been working at St. Michael's Hospital since 1981 in various full and part time nursing roles. She worked in the hemophilia program from 1993 to 1998 and returned in the fall of 2010. In addition to her nursing background, Solarski has a master's of education in Counseling.

Laurence Boma-Fisher, physiotherapist

Laurence Boma-Fisher completed his master's in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2012 and also holds a bachelor of science in Human Kinetics and a master’s degree in Human Health and Nutrition in from the University of Guelph. Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Boma-Fisher worked as research coordinator at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where he developed an interest in clinical research. He has a strong and diverse orthopedic rehabilitation background and is currently working as the physiotherapist for the regional hemophilia program at St. Michael’s Hospital. He has worked as a physiotherapist at the Holland Orthopedic and Arthritic Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he specialized in total hip and knee arthroplasty rehabilitation, and at the Medcan Clinic’s sports medicine department.

Jordan Lewis, social worker

Jordan Lewis has worked for more than fifteen years as the social worker in the HIV and bleeding disorder teams at St. Michael’s Hospital. He has experience working with marginalized populations, including those living with mental health, palliative care, addictions, HIV, and bleed disorder related concerns. He has taught at university and college, taught annual workshops and has lectured at national conferences. He has traveled across Canada providing education on HIV and Depression. Lewis won the Education Excellence Award at St. Michael’s Hospital  in 2010. He is involved with research and teaching and mostly loves his job.

Antonette Travas, clerical assistant

Antonette Travas has been working in the hemophilia program since 2006 as clerical assistant. She coordinates the clinic activities, manages the homecare order and hemophilia database. She is also the program coordinator for the Factor Concentrate Redistribution Program funded by the Ontario Blood Programs Coordinating Office at the Ministry of Health.

Affiliated Specialties

Dr. Jeff Mandel (dentist)
Suite 2101 - 1 Queen St. East
Toronto, Ontario. M5C 2W5
Tel: 416-364-6464
Fax: 416-364-1688
Email: queenstreetdentalcare@bellnet.ca

Hemophilia Ontario – Toronto and Central Ontario Region (TCOR)

Laura Tomkins (TCOR regional service coordinator)
416-972-0641 ext. 14