Jacob Pendergrast

Jacob Pendergrast BA, BSc (Med), MD
Assistant Professor
Hematological Pathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology
Jacob Pendergrast
Contact Info
T: (416) 340-5390
F: (416) 340-5410
University Health Network (UHN): Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth St.
Lab Medicine Program, Room 3EC-306E
Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4
Appointment Status Primary
Clinical Interests
Hematological Pathology, Transfusion Medicine
Research Interests
Hematopathology, Molecular & Cell Biology

Jacob Pendergrast graduated in 1999 from Dalhousie Medical School and completed his training in internal medicine, hematology, and transfusion medicine at the University of Toronto before taking a staff appointment at the University Health Network, where he serves as an Associate Medical Director of the Blood Transfusion Service.  

He currently holds a cross-appointment in the Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology as a Clinician Teacher and has been seeing patients in the Toronto General Hospital's Red Blood Cell Disorders Clinic since 2004.        

Publications and Awards

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Recent Publications

Alam A, Cserti-Gazdewich C, Pendergrast J.  The off-label utilization of prothrombin complex concentrate with cryoprecipitate as an alternative to plasma transfusion in bleeding patients with acute right ventricular failure. Can J Anesth 2014;61:284-286

Pendergrast J. Urgent warfarin reversal: know your options. Can J Anesth. 2010;57:395-401

Callum JL, Rizoli S, Pendergrast J.  Rapid laboratory testing for trauma patients: where a perfect result may not be in the best interests of the patient. Transfusion. 2010;50: 2529–2532

Lin Y, Kanani N, Naughton F, Pendergrast J, Karkouti K. Case report: transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) - a clear and present danger. Can J Anaesth. 2007;54:1011-1016

Pendergrast JM, Hladunewich MA, Richardson RM. Hemolysis due to inadvertent hemodialysis against distilled water: Perils of bedside dialysate preparation. Crit Care Med. 2006;34:2666-2673.

Pendergrast JM, Sher GD, Callum JL. Changes in intravenous immunoglobulin prescribing patterns during a period of severe product shortages, 1995-2000. Vox Sang. 2005;89:150-160.