Living Donation Advisory Committee (LDAC)

The Living Donation Advisory Committee (LDAC) provides expert advice for advancement and implementation of national initiatives in partnership with Canadian Blood Services on issues relating to the donation and transplantation of organs from living donors to recipients


Title and Organization

Dr. David Landsberg


Provincial Director, Transplantation

BC Transplant

VCH/PHCA - St. Paul’s Hospital

Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Sunita Singh

(Vice Chair)

Transplant Nephrologist, Kidney Transplant Clinic Nephrologist, Post Transplant, Kidney Transplant Clinic Donor Nephrologist, Kidney Transplant Clinic

UHN - Toronto General Hospital

Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Olwyn Johnston

Medical Director Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Vancouver General Hospital Transplant Nephrologist Gordon and Leslie Diamond Centre

Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Serdar Yilmaz

Transplant Surgeon

AHS - Foothills Medical

Medical Director, Southern Alberta Transplant Program Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Sita Gourishankar

Associate Professor (with tenure)

Assistant Dean, Admissions, MD Program

Director of Kidney Transplant Fellowship Training Program

Acting Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program Division of Nephrology and Transplantation

University of Alberta

Dr. Abubaker Hassan


Saskatchewan Transplant Program

SHR - St. Paul’s Hospital

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Dr. Leroy Storsley

Nephrologist, Kidney Transplant Program

Health Sciences Centre

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dr. Amit Garg

Nephrologist and Epidemiologist

LHSC - Kidney Clinical Research Unit

London, Ontario

Dr. Matthew Miller


St. Joseph's Healthcare

Hamilton, Ontario

Ms. Maureen Connelly

Living Donor Coordinator

St. Michael’s Hospital

Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Anand Ghanekar

Medical Co-Director, Kidney Transplant Clinic

Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Kidney Transplant Clinic Staff Physician, Liver Transplant Clinic

UHN - Toronto General Hospital

Toronto, Ontario

Dr. M. Khaled Shamseddin

Director, Kidney Transplant Program

Kingston General Hospital

Kingston, Ontario

Dr. Ann Bugeja

Medical Director, In-Centre Nocturnal Hemodialysis Program

The Ottawa Hospital – Riverside Campus

Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. Suzon Collette

Director, Renal Transplantation Program

Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital

CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

Montreal, Quebec

Dr. Marie-Chantal Fortin

Researcher, Department of Nephrology

CHUM – Research Centre

Montreal, Quebec

Dr. Michel Pâquet


Medical Advisor, Transplantation

Canadian Blood Services

Director, Kidney Transplant Program

CHUM - Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal Montreal, Quebec

Dr. Mélanie Masse

Director, Nephrology

CHUS – Fleurimont Hospital

Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, Quebec

Dr. Julie Lesage


CHU de Québec - Pavillon Hôtel-Dieu de Québec Quebec, Quebec

Dr. Christine Pippy


Saint John Regional Hospital

Saint John, New Brunswick

Dr. Christine Dipchand

Nephrologist, Living Renal Donation

NSHA - QEII Health Sciences Centre

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Last updated August 2020