Dr Ginsberg was the Director of the Clinical Thromboembolism Group (CTG) at the Henderson Research Centre from 1999 to 2005.
He graduated from medical school at the University of Ottawa in 1978 and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society. After a brief stint as a military physician, he completed Internal Medicine and Hematology training at the University of Toronto.
He came to Hamilton in 1986 as a Research Fellow of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada under the supervision of Dr Hirsh and became the Chief of the Thromboembolism Service at Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals in 1988. Since then, he has had continuous personnel support, first as a Research Scholar of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and then, for the last 7 years as a Career Investigator of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. He also holds a Research Chair from CIHR/UI and has been awarded the Fortino’s Distinguished Scientist Award, a five year award for outstanding research of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
In September 2005 he received the inaugural award of the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Chair in Thromboembolic Disease. He has been successful in obtaining many peer-reviewed grants from H&SFO, CIHR/MRC, NHRDP and PSI. In addition, he has given many plenary talks and Chaired many sessions at international meetings, such as ASH, ISTH, ACCP and AHA. He has trained 12 research fellows, many of whom have gone on to become successful, independent investigators.