Daw, Zohra

Daw, Zohra


Academic Rank(s): Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC | Hematopathologist, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Laboratory

Affiliation(s): Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Research and Scholarly Interests: Blood research, Molecular Pathology and Cell Biology

Clinical Interests:

Short Bio

Professional Biography: Dr. Daw is hematopathologist at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Laboratory and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. Dr. Daw obtained her medical degree from Tripoli University where she was honored with the top ten student scholarship award to complete her post graduate studies. In 2001, She obtained her Medical Council of Canada exams, and then enrolled in the hematopathology residency training program at Ottawa Hospital/ University of Ottawa. She obtained her FRCPC degree in Hematological Pathology in 2005 and then went on to a two year Transfusion Medicine fellowship program at the University of Ottawa/ Queens University and Canadian Blood Services. Dr. Daw joined LifeLabs hematology department from 2007 to 2015. Since 2015 she is a hematopathologist at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Laboratory.



Academic Background

  • Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 2007
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Hematological Pathology). 2005
  • MBBch Medicine, Tripoli University. 1991

Awards and Recognition


Selected Publications

  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss in a 33 year-old Woman. Zohra Daw, Ruth Padmore, Amy Chung, J. Cote, Melanie Tokessy, G. Tawagi, Janis Bormanis, and Antonio Giulivi. Lab Medicine. June 2010: Volume 41 Number 6, page 325-28.
  • Hemolytic transfusion reactions after administration of intravenous immune (gamma) globulin: a case series analysis Zohra Daw, Ruth Padmore, Doris Neurath, Nancy Cober, Melanie Tokessy, Diane Desjardins, Bernhard Olberg, Alan Tinmouth, and Antonio Giulivi. Transfusion. 2008:Volume 48 Issue 8, Pages 1598 – 1601
  • False positive HIV-1 test result in blood donors. Z.Daw, P. Lesley, V. Scalia, Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, ON, Canada; M. Bigham, Canadian Blood Services, Vancouver, BC, Canada. CSTM Abstract 2007.
  • Laboratory testing and decision making for massive blood transfusion: The Kingston general hospital experience. Z.Daw, A M. Smith, T.Lively, L. Shepherd, Kingston General Hospital, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada. CSTM Abstract 2007.
  • A case report of a pregnancy involving anti-inb and factor v leiden. Z Daw, A Chung, J Cote, M Tokessy, G Tawagi, J Bormanis, A Giulivi1. The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Vox Sanguinins. 2007;vol 93:supp 1. pages 178-179
  • Hemolytic transfusion reactions following administration of intravenous gammaglobulin. Z. Daw, R. Padmore, M. Tokessy, N. Cober, D. Neurath, D. Desjardins, B. Olberg, A. Tinmouth, A. Giulivi. Division of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital. ISBT Abstract & oral presentation 2007. Vox Sanguinins. 2007;vol 93:supp 1. pages 45-46
  • Adverse hemolytic transfusion complications associated with intravenous immune globulin (IVIG). D. Neurath, Z. Daw, M. Tokessy, N. Cober, B. Olberg, D. Desjardins, A. Giulivi. Transfusion 2006-vol 46:SP382;159A
  • Human T cell lymphotropic Virus Type I- associated Adult T cell Leukemia/ Lymphoma in the Inuit people of Nunavut: Simone Fahim, Robert Prokopetz, Robert Jackson, Carolyn Faught, Anne E. McCarthy, Anton Andonov, Michael Coulthart, Zohra Daw, Bernhard Olberg, Antonio Giulivi, and Ruth Padmore. CMAJ 2006:175(6);579-581.
  • Adverse Hemolytic transfusion complications associated with intravenous immune globulin (IVIG). Z. Daw, D. Neurath, M. Tokessy, N. Cober, B. Olberg, D. Desjardins, A. Giulivi. Abstract CSTM 2006.
  • Prognostic marker, ZAP -70 expression in chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Preliminary Flow Cytometry Analysis Dr. Zohra Daw, Dr. Ruth Padmore, A. Giulivi, Michel Leduc. The Acharya Research Award for University of Ottawa annual Research day 2007.

Research Interest

General hematopathology include neoplastic and non-neoplastic hematopathology. I have a great interest in blood and bone marrow morphology and hemoglobinopathies.

Clinical Service

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Teaching Interest