Division of Hematology & Thromboembolism

Jeff Ginsberg


Professor, Division of Hematology and Thromboembolism, Department of Medicine




Education and Professional Standing

  • MD, 1978
  • FRCPC Internal Medicine, 1985
  • FRCPC Hematology, 198

Research Interests

Dr Ginsberg was the Director of the Clinical Thromboembolism Group (CTG) at the Henderson Research Centre from 1999 to 2005.

He graduated from medical school at the University of Ottawa in 1978 and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society. After a brief stint as a military physician, he completed Internal Medicine and Hematology training at the University of Toronto.

He came to Hamilton in 1986 as a Research Fellow of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada under the supervision of Dr Hirsh and became the Chief of the Thromboembolism Service at Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals in 1988. Since then, he has had continuous personnel support, first as a Research Scholar of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and then, for the last 7 years as a Career Investigator of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. He also holds a Research Chair from CIHR/UI and has been awarded the Fortino’s Distinguished Scientist Award, a five year award for outstanding research of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

In September 2005 he received the inaugural award of the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Chair in Thromboembolic Disease. He has been successful in obtaining many peer-reviewed grants from H&SFO, CIHR/MRC, NHRDP and PSI. In addition, he has given many plenary talks and Chaired many sessions at international meetings, such as ASH, ISTH, ACCP and AHA. He has trained 12 research fellows, many of whom have gone on to become successful, independent investigators.

Selected Publications

Dr Ginsberg’s publication list is extensive with 416 peer-reviewed publications. Many of these have appeared in high profile journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA and Archives of Internal Medicine. He is a co-editor of a book entitled Critical Decisions in Thrombosis and Hemostasis and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Thrombosis Research.

  1. Drug Therapy: Management of venous thromboembolism. J.S. Ginsberg. N Engl J Med 335(24):1816-1828;1996
  2. Ginsberg JS, Hirsh J, Julian J, Vander LaandeVries M, Magier D, MacKinnon B, Gent M. Prevention and treatment of the post-phlebitic syndrome: Results of a three-part study. Arch Intern Med 2001;161:2105-2109
  3. Bates SM, Greer IA, Hirsh J, Ginsberg JS. Use of antithrombotic agents during pregnancy. Chest 2004;126:627s-644s