Dr. Shannon Bates

Division of Hematology & Thromboembolism

Shannon Bates


Professor, Division of Hematology and Thromboembolism, Department of Medicine

Associate Member, Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine

Director, Division of Hematology & Thromboembolism

Director, Discipline of Hematology & Thromboembolism in Laboratory Medicine

Eli Lilly Canada / May Cohen Chair in Women’s Health


Education and Professional Standing

  • MDCM, McGill University, 1991
  • FRCPC Internal Medicine, 1995
  • FRCPC Hematology, 1996
  • MSc Health Research Methodology, 2003

Clinical and Academic Interests

Dr. Bates’ clinical and academic interests are in venous thromboembolism, with a focus on thrombosis issues in women.  Dr. Bates was lead author for the chapter examining the use of antithrombotic agents during pregnancy in the 7th, 8th and 9th editions of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Evidence-Based Clinical-Practice Guidelines for Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy and for a new chapter examining the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis for the 9th edition of the ACCP Clinical-Practice Guidelines. She subsequently led the development of recently published guidelines on the prevention and treatment of obstetric-related venous thromboembolism for the Anticoagulation Forum. She is the Chair of the American Society of Hematology Guideline Panel on Venous Thromboembolism in the context of pregnancy. On January 1st 2014, Dr. Bates was named McMaster University’s Eli Lilly Canada/May Cohen Chair in Women’s Health. She is the Vice Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Area of Focused Competency Subcommittee in Adult Thrombosis Medicine has been an Associate Editor for Thrombosis Research since 2014.

Selected Publications

View Dr. Bates’ PubMed record