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Dr. Lin is a Clinician Teacher, Associate Professor and Program Director of the Transfusion Medicine Area of Focused Competence (AFC) Diploma Program in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto.
She is the Division Head of Transfusion Medicine & Tissue Bank at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, an education researcher and affiliate scientist with the Sunnybrook Research Institute and a co-investigator in the University of Toronto Quality in Utilization, Education and Safety in Transfusion (QUEST) research program.
She is the Chair of the University of Toronto Transfusion Camp planning committee and has led the expansion of Transfusion Camp to 16 medical schools across Canada and in the UK, for which she was awarded the AABB President’s award in 2019.
She is a member of provincial and national working groups in transfusion medicine including the Chair of the Ontario Transfusion Coordinators Network (ONTraC) steering committee and the Physician Lead for Transfusion for Choosing Wisely Canada.
Her academic interests include physician education in transfusion medicine, patient blood management, and transfusion safety. She has published over 100 papers in these areas.
Lin Y, Khandelwal A, Kapitany C, Chargé S. Transfusion Camp: Successes and challenges in scaling and expanding a transfusion medicine education program. Transfus Apher Sci. 2023 Apr;62:103629.
Kron A, Collins A, Cserti-Gazdewich C, Pendergrast J, Webert K, Lieberman L, Zeller M P, Harding S R, Nahirniak S, Prokopchuk-Gauk O, Lin Y, Mendez B, Armali C, Lee C, Watson D, Arnott D, Xun F, Blain H, Panchuk H, Hughes H, Chorneyko K, Angers M, Pilutti N, Lett R, Dowsley S, Ruijs T, Cupido T, Kichinko T, Thompson T, Afshar-Ghotli Z, Callum J. A prospective multi‐faceted interventional study of blood bank technologist screening of red blood cell transfusion orders: The START study. Transfusion 2021;61:410-422.
Lin Y. Preoperative Anemia Screening Clinics. Hematology American Society of Hematology Education Program 2019 Dec 6;2019(1):570-576.
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, Trudeau J, Zeller MP, Callum J. Transfusion Camp: a prospective evaluation of a transfusion education program for multispecialty postgraduate trainees. Transfusion 2019;59;2141-2149.
Khadadah F, Callum J, Shelton D, Lin Y. Improving quality of care for patients with iron deficiency anemia presenting to the Emergency Department. Transfusion 2018:58:1902-1908.
Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
Program Director, Transfusion Medicine Area of Focused Competence (AFC) Diploma Program, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
Physician Lead, Transfusion, Choosing Wisely Canada
Division Head, Transfusion Medicine & Tissue Bank, Precision Diagnostics and Therapeutics Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Education Researcher, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Affiliate Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Honours and Awards
Annual Sunnybrook Education Advisory Council (SEAC) Teaching Award, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2022)
LMMD Education Award, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2021)
Jerry Scott Faculty Teaching Award, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto (2021)
LMP Outstanding Mentor Award, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (2020)
AABB President’s Award, American Association of Blood Banks Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. (Distinction, Specialty: Transfusion Medicine) (2019)
ASH Choosing Wisely Champion, American Society of Hematology, United States (Distinction, Specialty: Hematology) (2017)