Medical Officer, Eastern Medical Services, Canadian Blood Services
Research or Clinical Interests
Dr. Lesley’s main research interests are determining the optimal blood donor eligibility criteria and optimizing the donor medical enquiry process. His clinical practice has included primary care, rural emergency medicine and military medicine. Dr. Lesley is a member of the transfusion committee at The Ottawa Hospital and working groups for the Donor Selection Criteria Manual and medical enquiry at Canadian Blood Services.
Dr. Lesley obtained his MD from the University of Ottawa, and then pursued a Postgraduate Year One of Internal Medicine training program at the University of Ottawa and the National Defense Medical Centre. He also obtained an advanced diving medicine certificate from the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine in Toronto. He has been practicing medicine for 26 years, with a focus on primary care, rural emergency medicine and military medicine. Dr. Lesley has been with Canadian Blood Services for 25 years.