Comité consultatif sur la transplantation rénale

The Kidney Transplant Advisory Committee (KTAC) provides expert guidance to the development, operation and evolution of the national Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program and Highly Sensitized Patient program (HSP) with the goal of increasing kidney transplantation in Canada. The KTAC also reviews proposed matches from each KPD match run.

   Comité consultatif sur la transplantation rénale

Kidney Transplant Advisory Committee Members

Dr. Steven Paraskevas (Vice Chair) Director, Pancreas and Islet Transplant Program, MUHC - Royal Victoria Hospital, Montréal, Québec

Dr. M. Khaled Shamseddin, (Vice chair), Director, Kidney Transplant Program, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario

Dr. Sunita Singh, Transplant Nephrologist, Kidney Transplant Clinic, Nephrologist, Post Transplant, Kidney Transplant Clinic, Donor Nephrologist, Kidney Transplant Clinic, UHN - Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Eric Wagner, (NHLAAC Chair Representative), Laboratory Director, Immunology and Histocompatibility, CHU de Québec-Université Laval-CHUL, Chair, ASHI DTRC committee, Quebec, Quebec

Dr. Christopher Nguan, Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program - VGH, Associate Professor, UBC Department of Urologic Sciences, Program Director, UBC Urology Postgraduate Education, Vancouver, BC 

Dr. Tom D. Blydt-Hansen, Director, Multi Organ Transplant Program BC Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. John Gill, Nephrologist, Kidney Transplant Program, VCH/PHCA - St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Olwyn Johnston, Medical Director Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Vancouver General Hospital Transplant Nephrologist, Gordon and Leslie Diamond Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Sita Gourishankar,  Associate Professor, 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, Edmonton, Alberta

Dr. F. Mauricio Monroy Cuadros, Surgeon, AHS - Foothills Medical Hospital, Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Abubaker Hassan, Nephrologist, Saskatoon Health Region, St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Dr. Martin E. Karpinski, Internal Medicine, Nephrologist, Nephrology Program, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dr. Lakshman Gunaratnam, Co-Director, Kidney Transplant Program - London Health Sciences Centre, Chair, OMA Section on Nephrology, Associate Professor of Medicine
Schulich Clinician-Scientist, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario 

Dr. Christine Ribic, Division Director of Nephrology, Associate Professor of Medicine- Staff Nephrologist, Medical Director of Transplant, Histocompatibility Head Of Service/Laboratory Director -Renal Transplant, Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, McMaster University, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario

Dr. G V Ramesh Prasad, Director, Kidney Transplant Program, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Michael Garrels, Transplant Assessment Coordinator, Kidney Transplant Clinic, UHN - Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Dr. S. Joseph Kim, Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine (Nephrology), University of Toronto, Director, Kidney Transplant Program, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Stephanie Hoar, Division of Nephrology, The Ottawa Hospital, Riverside Campus, Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. Michel R. Pâquet, Medical Advisor, Transplantation Canadian Blood Services, Director, Kidney Transplant Program, CHUM - Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec

Dr. Myriam Khalili, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

Dr. Mélanie Masse, Director, Nephrology, CHUS – Fleurimont Hospital Centre hospitalier de l’université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec

Dr. Isabelle Houde, Nephrologist, Program Director, Kidney Transplant Program, CHU de Québec - Pavillon Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, Quebec, Quebec

Dr. Nessa Gogan, Internal Medicine, Nephrologist, Nephrology Program, Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, New Brunswick

Dr. Kenneth West,  Head, Division of Nephrology, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

​​​​​​​Sean Martin, Nephrologist, Eastern Health, Clinical Assistant, Professor Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland

Peggy John, Associate Director, Canadian Blood Services

Charley Bekolay, Program Associate, Canadian Blood Services

Fatima Dharsee, Program Manager, Canadian Blood Services

Sean Delaney, Senior Advisor & Program Lead, Canadian Blood Services 

Beth Forman, Registry Liaison Specialist, Canadian Blood Services

Jodi Caseley, Program Liaison, Canadian Blood Services, Edmonton, ON

Clay Gillrie, Associate Director- Interprovincial Organ Sharing, Canadian Blood Services

Kyle Maru, Sr. Data Analyst, Canadian Blood Services

Darlene Jagusic, Program Manager, Canadian Blood Services

Christina Parsons, Program Manager, Canadian Blood Services

Kathy Yetzer, Senior Advisor & Program Lead, Canadian Blood Services

Last updated August 2022