Isaac Odame

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Hospital for Sick Children
ACADEMIC POSITION DESCRIPTION
Clinician Educator
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Professor

Dr. Isaac Odame is a staff physician in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and the Centre for Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. He is a full professor and director of the combined Division of Adult and Pediatric Hematology in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He holds the Alexandra Yeo Chair in Hematology at the University of Toronto.

The focus of Dr. Odame’s academic work and clinical care are patients with sickle cell disease, and thalassemias and other hematological disorders. Currently, Dr. Odame is the director of the Global Sickle Cell Disease Network based at the Hospital for Sick Children and Centre for Global Child Health that is committed to building enduring collaborations between clinicians and scientists worldwide. Under his leadership sickle cell disease clinicians and scientists across Africa, the Middle East, India, Europe and North and South America are working more collaboratively in research initiatives aimed at delivering interventions that are evidence-based, cost-effective and sustainable over the long-term, particularly in low-income countries with the highest disease burden.

Dr. Odame was previously an associate professor at McMaster University where he was also the director of the residency program in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. He is a medical graduate of the University of Ghana and undertook his specialty training in pediatrics and hematology/hematopathology in the UK.