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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Leonardo R. Brandão, MD, M.Sc

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Hematologist
Haematology/Oncology

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Department of Paediatrics

Instructor
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation


Phone: 416-813-1500
Fax: 416-813-5327
Email: leonardo.brandao@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Leonardo R. Brandão joined the staff at The Hospital for Sick Children in 2004. He is a member of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Service in the Division of Haematology/Oncology, working in close collaboration with the ExtraCorporeal Life Support Program (Department of Critical Care Medicine), the Vascular Anomalies Clinic (Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Image Guided Therapy Centre), and the Labatt Family Heart Centre. 

Dr. Brandão is a native Brazilian who obtained his medical degree at the University of São Paulo (USP) School of Medicine (FMUSP). He pursued post-graduate training in North America, including Paediatrics Residency at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, a fellowship in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, and a second fellowship in Paediatric Coagulation at Weill Cornell University, New York, New York. More recently, he completed a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto (Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation). Dr. Brandão’s clinical practice and research program (Thrombosis Research and Clinical Support/TRACS – Program) is focused on pediatric thrombosis. 

He is the past chair of the thrombosis committee for the Canadian Pediatric Thrombosis Hemostasis Network (CPTHN), Canadian representative-elect for the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS), member of the pediatric venous thromboembolism panel for the American Society of Hematology (ASH), and past co-chair of the pediatric thrombosis subcommittee for the International Society of the Thrombosis Hemostasis (ISTH).

Research Interests

  • Paediatric Thrombosis Outcomes
  • Haemostasis in Vascular Anomalies
  • International Outreach in Paediatric Thrombosis

Areas of Interest

  • Cardiac and non-cardiac Thrombosis
  • Haemostasis in Extracorporeal Life Support
  • Coagulation in Vascular Anomalies

Clinical Care Activities

  • Physician – Haematology section in the Division of Haematology/Oncology
  • Physician – Haemostasis and Thrombosis Program in the Division of Haematology/Oncology

Learning Intersts

  • Cardiac and non-cardiac Thrombosis
  • Haemostasis in Extracorporeal Life Support
  • Coagulation in Vascular Anomalies

External Funding

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Physician’s Service Incorporated Foundation
  • Fundação Marilia Cecilia Souto Vidigal

Achievements

  • 2017 - Highlights of Clinical Science, International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)
  • 2009 and 2014 -  The Alvin Zipursky Teaching Award, Division of Haematology/Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • 2013 - Young Investigator Award, International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) (Supervisor)
  • 2010 - Joint German/Dutch Societies of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Best abstract competition
  • 2009 - Best research project competition runner up, Haematology, University of Toronto
  • 2002 - Best Paediatric Resident, Emory University School of Medicine

Awards for Trainees

  • 2017 – Marie Claude Pelland-Marcotte, Young investigator Award, International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)
  • 2017 – Maria L. Avila, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship Award
  • 2013 - Maria L. Avila, Best research competition, second place, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME/UofT)
  • 2013 - Lucy Duan, Young Investigator Award, International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)

Publications

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