Maha Othman, MD Ph.D

Maha Othman
  • Associate Professor
  • Kingston
  • Canada
  • K7L3N6
  • Telephone: 613-533-6000 x 36108
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Faculty Bio

Dr. Othman obtained her Medical degree from Mansoura University, Egypt, completed 3-years residency in Clinical Pathology and received training in haematology, immunology, microbiology and clinical chemistry, during which she completed an MSc in Clinical pathology with a focus on Haemostasis. Via a full government scholarship from Egypt, she obtained a PhD at  Southampton University UK, where she received her Clinical and Molecular Biology research training. Dr. Othman completed a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship at Dr. David Lillicrap's expert research Lab, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Queen's University and was an adjunct faculty at the same department for 2 years prior to joining DBMS also as an adjunct Assistant Professor. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013. She is a member of the Queen's Biohazard Committee and most recently been elected to be a member of the Queen's Senate Academic Procedures Committee.

She is a Professor at St Lawrence college (SLC) ’s BScN collaborative program with Laurentian University since 2005, teaching foundational sciences courses (Microbiology, Pathophysiology, Clinical Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology) as well as 2 research based elective courses she created and developed at SLC. In addition to a full teaching schedule, she conducts pedagogical research & scholarly work at SLC and is currently the chair of the SLC's tricampus BScN Scholarship Committee and most recently been appointed as the chair of SLC's Research Ethics Board. 

Her research interests include: Molecular genetics and diagnosis of Platelet type von Willebrand disease and the role of platelet GPIb alpha protein in haemostasis and beyond, Thromboelastography as a global haemostatic test in haematological and non haematological diseases, coagulopathy in cancer and pregnancy/placenta mediated complications as well as reprodutive health. Her research is recognized internationally with many collaborations worldwide. She has over 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She is as associate editor for Seminars in Thrombosis Haemostasis Journal, a reviewer for a number of Haemostasis journals and a member of several international scientific organizing committees and advisory boards and an invited speaker in international haemostasis conferences. She is currently the Chairman of the ISTH’s Scientific and Standardization Committee on Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Last Modified: 2019-08-03