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Alexander Graham Turpie Fund

The Alexander Graham Turpie Fund at Thrombosis Canada has been established to recognize Dr. Turpie’s distinguished career, pathbreaking research, as well as his leadership in the establishment of Thrombosis Canada.  The Fund recognizes donors who make a minimum annual contribution of $1,000 with funds used to support Thrombosis Canada’s highest priorities. Contributors to the Fund will be recognized on our Virtual Donor Wall and receive an invitation to the annual Alexandre Graham Turpie Fund special event.

Alexander Graham Turpie

Alexander Graham Turpie, MD, is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at McMaster University and an Internist on the Honorary staff of Hamilton Health Sciences. He received his medical education from the University of Glasgow, Scotland qualifying with Honours in 1962. After completing residencies at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Stobhill General Hospital, where he was also a Clinical Research Fellow, he served as a Clinic Lecturer at the University of East Africa Medical School Extension in Nairobi, Kenya, where he also served in the East African Flying Doctor Service. After returning to the University of Glasgow for additional training in haemostasis and thrombosis, he was appointed MRC Fellow at McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario in 1970 and was appointed to the full-time faculty in the Department of Medicine there in 1972.

Professor Turpie’s research interests included evaluation of new antithrombotic drugs for the management of venous and arterial thrombosis, and anticoagulant therapy in patients with prosthetic heart valves. The results of these studies have had a major impact on clinical practice World-wide He has served on numerous professional and university related committees and is a frequent lecturer at professional meetings world-wide.

Professor Turpie has authored more than 700 published articles, abstracts, book chapters, and books, and he has been a reviewer for many journals, including the Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, The Lancet, and The New England Journal of Medicine. In addition, he serves on the editorial boards of Vascular Medicine and Heart Drug.


A celebration of the career of Alexander “Graham” Turpie: Event Photos


Thank You 

These donors have contributed $1000 + to the Alexander Graham Turpie Fund

Dr James Douketis

Dr Marc Carrier

Dr Lana Castellucci

Dr. Otto Moodley

Dr. Agnes Lee

Dr. Deborah Siegal

Dr. Alexander Turpie

Mr Richard Dri

Dr. Andre Roussin