Nancy F Olivieri, MD, MA, FRCPC

Dr. Olivieri received a BSc from the University of Toronto and an MD from McMaster University in 1978. She pursued training in Internal Medicine and Hematology at McMaster, University of Toronto, and Harvard University, and over the past 25 years has sustained continuous funding for research in the hemoglobin disorders. The author of over 200 scientific papers, reviews and book chapters, Dr. Olivieri was elected to The American Society for Clinical Investigation in 1996.

Dr. Olivieri's interests in international health arise from work in Asia begun in 1996. In Sri Lanka she and her collaborators documented the range of clinical severity and complications in patients with Hemoglobin E beta thalassemia, the world's most common serious hemoglobinopathy. Over this period their research teams have stimulated community outreach, prevention programs, clinical guidelines and capacity building for thalassemia. A National Thalassemia Center was established in Sri Lanka in 2001. Dr. Olivieri is pursuing similar work in Bangladesh and continues efforts to expand an Asian Thalassemia Network with links throughout Asia.

Front Mol Biosci. 2019;6:66
Allen A, Perera S, Perera L, Rodrigo R, Mettananda S, Matope A, Silva I, Hameed N, Fisher CA, Olivieri N, Weatherall DJ, Allen S, Premawardhena A
Br J Haematol. 2019 May;185(3):541-548
Premawardhena A, Ranawaka U, Pilapitiya T, Weerasinghe G, Hapangama A, Hettiarachchi S, Pathmeswaran A, Salvin K, Silva I, Hameed N, Weatherall M, Olivieri N, Weatherall D
N Engl J Med. 2019 02 28;380(9):892
Gallie BL, Olivieri NF
PLoS One. 2017;12(11):e0188110
Allen A, Allen S, Rodrigo R, Perera L, Shao W, Li C, Wang D, Olivieri N, Weatherall DJ, Premawardhena A
Br J Haematol. 2016 Nov 29;:
Premawardhena A, Allen A, Piel F, Fisher C, Perera L, Rodrigo R, Goonathilaka G, Ramees L, Peto T, Olivieri N, Weatherall D
Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2016 Apr;30(2):497-512
Allen A, Allen S, Olivieri N
Br J Haematol. 2015 Apr 24;
Morris CR, Kim HY, Klings ES, Wood J, Porter JB, Trachtenberg F, Sweeters N, Olivieri NF, Kwiatkowski JL, Virzi L, Hassell K, Taher A, Neufeld EJ, Thompson AA, Larkin S, Suh JH, Vichinsky EP, Kuypers FA, Thalassemia Clinical Research Network
Blood. 2014 Dec 17;
Jones E, Pasricha SR, Allen A, Evans P, Fisher CA, Wray K, Premawardhena A, Bandara D, Perera A, Webster C, Sturges P, Olivieri NF, St Pierre T, Armitage AE, Porter JB, Weatherall DJ, Drakesmith H
Am J Hematol. 2013 Sep;88(9):771-3
Thompson AA, Kim HY, Singer ST, Vichinsky E, Eile J, Yamashita R, Giardina PJ, Olivieri N, Parmar N, Trachtenberg F, Neufeld EJ, Kwiatkowski JL, Thalassemia Clinical Research Network