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Victor Blanchette

Title:
Medical Director, SickKids Caribbean Initiative, Centre for Global Child Health
Designations:
MB, BChir (Cantab), FRCP(C), FRCP
Phone:
416-813-5852
Email:
victor.blanchette@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact Name:
Connie Grillo
Alternate Phone:
416-813-5977
Alternate Email:
connie.grillo@sickkids.ca

Biography

Dr. Victor Blanchette is Medical Director of the Paediatric Thrombosis and Haemostasis Program in the Division of Haematology/Oncology at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, and Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is the McCaig Magee Family Medical Director of the SickKids-Caribbean Cancer and Blood Disorders Initiative in the Centre for Global Child Health at SickKids.

After completing his medical training at the University of Cambridge and St. Bartholomew's Hospital in the United Kingdom, Blanchette pursued subspecialty training in paediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA followed by fellowship training in paediatric haematology/oncology at McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Canada. 

Research

Blanchette's is interested in the congenital and acquired bleeding disorders of children. He is Director of the Paediatric Comprehensive Care Haemophilia Program at SickKids, and Chair of the International Prophylaxis Study Group (IPSG). Blanchette is recipient of the Canadian Paediatric Society 2009 Alan Ross Award, the Canadian Blood Services 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Society of Paediatric Haematology/Oncology 2012 Distinguished Career Award and the 2018 Order of Barbados (Silver Crown of Merit). Blanchette is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of the United Kingdom. 

Education and experience

  • 1970: MA, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • 1970: MB, B.Chir, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • 1970: MRCS, LRCP, London, United Kingdom 
  • 1973: DCH, London, United Kingdom                         
  • 1974: MRCP, London, United Kingdom  
  • 1978: FRCP (C), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Subject: Clinical Haematology  
  • 1978: FRCP (C), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Subject: Paediatrics  
  • 1990: FRCP, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, London, United Kingdom

Specialty Training 

  • Sep. 1967Jun. 1970: Clinical Training, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, England
  • Jul. 1970Mar. 1971: House Surgeon, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, England                                      
  • Mar. 1971Nov. 1971: House Physician, St. Leonard's Hospital, London, England
  • Dec. 1971Jun. 1972: House Physician, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, England
  • Jul. 1972Nov. 1972: House Officer, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London England. Subject:  Radiotherapy
  • 1973: Senior House Officer, Children's Hospital, Sydenham, London, England
  • 19731974: Senior House Officer, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, England. Subject: Department of Haematology (Pathology)
  • 19741975: Senior House Officer, King's College Hospital, London, England. Subject: Department of Paediatrics
  • Jul. 1975Jun. 1977: Assistant Resident and Senior Assistant Resident, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA. Subject:  Department of Pediatrics 

Fellowships  

  • 19771979: McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1990: Elected Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom
  • 2005: Arosenius Lecturer (Elected by Swedish Haemophilia Society)
  • 2006: Cecil Harris Award, Canadian Hemophilia Society
  • 2008: Richard Rowe Award for Clinical Excellence in Clinical Care, Department of Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children
  • 2009: Alan Ross Award, Canadian Pediatric Society
  • 2010: Canadian Blood Services 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2012: ASPHO Distinguished Career Award
  • 2017: Order of Barbados (Silver Crown of Merit)
  • 2018: University of the West Indies (UWI) Toronto Benefit Gala Vice-Chancellor’s Award  
  • 2019: HTRS (Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society) Lifetime Achievement Award 
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