Christine Cserti-Gazdewich, MD, FRCPC

Christine Cserti-Gazdewich completed her training in internal medicine and hematology in Toronto, followed by a fellowship in transfusion medicine at the Harvard Joint Program in Boston. She has worked in Toronto since her return in October 2006. At UHN, she serves primarily as a transfusion medicine specialist with a cross appointment as a clinical hematologist (outpatient clinics, inpatient consults and apheresis). Her professional activities focus on transfusion immunohematology and hemovigilance locally. She also has interests in the hematology and hemotherapy of malaria and/or severe anemia in less developed regions. Through the Laboratory Medicine Program, she and her transfusion medicine colleagues from UHN and Sunnybrook also serve as remote medical directors to a number of hospitals (33 medical outposts with 23 performing transfusion care through 11 transfusion medicine laboratories).
Research interests include the following:

1. clinical immunohematology and transfusion laboratory serology
      a. immunocytopenias, complex antibody profiles, blood group genetics/evolution
      b. hemovigilance, emphasizing non-infectious hazards
      c. transplant-related immunopathologies
2. hemotherapy in austere conditions
      a. less resourced settings (sub-Saharan Africa, northern Ontario First Nations)
      b. prohibitive factors (immunologic risks)
Transfus Med. 2019 May 16;:
Aneke J, Barth D, Ward R, Pendergrast J, Kuo K, Cserti-Gazdewich C
Transfusion. 2019 May;59(5):1882-1883
Yung GP, Seebach JD, Baerenzung N, Pendergrast J, Cserti-Gazdewich C, Branch DR
Transfusion. 2019 Apr 04;:
Lin Y, Tilokee E, Chargé S, Alam A, Cserti-Gazdewich C, Lau W, Lee C, Lieberman L, Nixon P, Owens W, Pavenski K, Pendergrast J, Saidenberg E, Shehata N, Skeate R, Yi QL, Conrad D, Dudebout J, Hsia CC, Murphy M, Prokopchuk-Gauk O, Shah A, Solh Z,...
Transfusion. 2019 Mar 28;:
Pendergrast J, Armali C, Cserti-Gazdewich C, Hansen M, Kiss A, Lieberman L, Parmar N, Scales D, Skeate R, Callum J, Lin Y
Haematologica. 2019 Jan 17;:
Zandi S, Kanfar S, Cserti-Gazdewich C, Lipton JH, Pendergrast J
Malar J. 2018 Dec 13;17(1):467
Fowler C, Cserti-Gazdewich C, Dhabangi A, Musoke C, Sharma H, Amr SS, Dzik W
Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2018 11 30;2018(1):553-560
Cserti-Gazdewich C
Transfusion. 2018 Oct 09;:
Lemay AS, Tong TN, Branch DR, Huang M, Sumner C, Oldfield L, Hawes J, Cserti-Gazdewich CM, Lau W
Transfusion. 2018 Oct 06;:
Menchetti I, Lin Y, Cserti-Gazdewich C, Goldstein J, Law C, Lazarus A, Callum JL
Transfusion. 2018 Sep;58(9):2139-2148
Callum JL, Cohen R, Cressman AM, Strauss R, Armali C, Lin Y, Pendergrast J, Lieberman L, Scales DC, Skeate R, Ross H, Cserti-Gazdewich C