School of Medicine, Queen’s University

PT-VWD: A unique platelet function defect – clinical, molecular aspects and guidance on diagnosis & management

September 1, 2020

Dr. Othman is an MD PhD; clinical pathologist with specialized lab haemostasis and molecular genetics training. She is a Professor at DBMS, School of Medicine, Queen’s University and St Lawrence College, Kingston, Canada. Her research interests include the study of the platelet bleeding disorder PT-VWD and TEG assessment of coagulopathies in pregnancy and cancer. She has co-authored more than 75 research papers and her research is recognized internationally. She is an editor for Seminars in Thrombosis and Haemostasis and RPTH Journals. She is current Chairman of the Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) on Women’s Health Issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis of the ISTH. She is a passionate educator and mentor.


platelets, women’s and cancer related coagulopathies, TEG

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