Dr. Isaac Odame is the Medical Director of the Global Sickle Cell Disease Network (GSCDN), under the auspices of The Programme for Global Paediatric Research (PGPR) at SickKids. The network is committed to building collaboration between SCD clinicians and scientists worldwide to help advance clinical care and further research in SCD globally.
Dr. Odame is an academic clinician in the Division of Haematology/Oncology and co-director of the haemoglobinopathy program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). He is a project investigator with the Research Institute at SickKids and Associate Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
Dr. Odame was instrumental in the design and implementation of universal newborn screening for SCD in Ontario. He sits on the Maternal and Child Screening Committee for Ontario as the haemoglobinopathy expert. He chairs the Canadian Haemoglobinopathy Group, a body of all haemoglobinopathy physicians, scientists and nurses in Canada.
He was formerly, Staff Paediatric Haematologist/Oncologist and Associate Professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, where he was also the Director of the Residency Program in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology.
A medical graduate of University of Ghana, he undertook specialty training in paediatrics and haematology training in the UK, at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, Western Infirmary, Glasgow and the Hammersmith Hospital, London.