Dean A. Fergusson, BA, MHA, PhD (2010)

Dr. Fergusson is a Senior Scientist and Acting Director, Clinical Epidemiology Program, at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He is also the Director of the University of Ottawa Centre for Transfusion Research and an Associate Professor in the University of Ottawa?s Departments of Medicine, Surgery, and of Epidemiology and Community Medicine. He holds a PhD (Honours) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University and a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa. In 2006, he was awarded a $250,000 New Investigator salary award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. In 2008, he was awarded the Michael Smith, Promising Scientist Award by the OCRI Life Sciences Achievement Awards and the Dr. Michel Chr?tien Researcher of the Year Award form the Ottawa Health Research Institute.

Dr. Fergusson?s clinical research interests are mainly in the field of transfusion medicine but include respirology and nephrology. Specifically, he has focused much of his research on transfusion alternatives and the effectiveness of blood products. His research interests also extend to the methodology and ethics of clinical trials and systematic reviews.

Dr. Fergusson is a principal investigator on a number of large, peer-reviewed clinical trials in transfusion medicine including ?Blood Conservation Using Antifibrinolytics: Randomized Trial in High-Risk Cardiac Surgery (BART)?, Age of Red Blood Cells in Premature Infants (ARIPI), ?Age of Blood Evaluation (ABLE)?. Dr. Fergusson has also contributed over 200 articles, abstracts, and book chapters to the medical literature.

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