Drugs and Biologics Clinical Practice Guidelines Working Group Profile

Menaka Pai


Co-Chair Associate Professor of Medicine, McMaster University; Head of Service, Benign Hematology, Hamilton Health Sciences; Transfusion Medicine Quality Lead, Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program

Menaka Pai is an Associate Professor of Medicine at McMaster University, and a hematologist and thrombosis medicine physician at Hamilton Health Sciences. She is Head of Service for Benign Hematology at Hamilton Health Sciences, and Quality Lead for Transfusion Medicine in the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program.

Dr. Pai completed her medical training at McMaster University and the University of Toronto. She holds a Masters degree in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University, and her graduate work was supported by fellowships from Thrombosis Canada and the Canadian Hemophilia Society.

Dr. Pai is a member of the McMaster Centre for Transfusion Research (MCTR) and the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute (TAARI). As a benign hematologist, her clinical interests focus on thrombosis and bleeding disorders. Her research interests include venous thromboembolism, transfusion medicine, research methods in rare diseases, and clinical practice guideline development. She is currently Chair of the American Society of Hematology’s Guideline Oversight Subcommittee.