Dr. Amid received his medical degree from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Calgary, followed by his pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Ottawa and University of Toronto. Dr. Amid subsequently completed a clinical and research fellowship in hemoglobinopathies and iron overload disorders at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. Prior to moving to Vancouver and starting his current role as a Pediatric Hematologist at BC Children’s Hospital in 2021, he was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa and a Pediatric Hematologist at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
A BCCH, he is the Director of the Hemoglobinopathy and Iron Overload Clinic.
Outcomes of haemoglobin Bart’s hydrops fetalis following intrauterine transfusion in Ontario, Canada
Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Hui Jue Zhang and Ali Amid and Laura A Janzen and Catherine I Segbefia and Shiyi Chen and Uma Athale and Karen Charpentier and Manuela Merelles-Pulcini and Gareth Seaward and Edmond N Kelly and Isaac Odame and John S Waye and Greg Ryan and Melanie Kirby-Allen
Dabigatran etexilate for the treatment of acute venous thromboembolism in children (DIVERSITY): a randomised, controlled, open-label, phase 2b/3, non-inferiority trial.
The Lancet. Haematology
Mild Hereditary Spherocytosis without Accompanying Hereditary Haemochromatosis: An Unrecognised Cause of Iron Overload
Soumitra Tole and Ali Amid and Jillian Baker and Kevin Kuo and Jakob Pugi and Manuel Carcao
Optimizing chronic transfusion therapy for survivors of hemoglobin Barts hydrops fetalis
Ali Amid and Shiyi Chen and William Brien and Melanie Kirby-Allen and Isaac Odame
Presentation of Central Nervous System Tumours
Screening for thalassemia carriers in populations with a high rate of iron deficiency: Revisiting the applicability of the mentzer index and the effect of iron deficiency on Hb A2 levels
Amid, A. and Haghi-Ashtiani, B. and Kirby-Allen, M. and Haghi-Ashtiani, M.T.
Hb S/ß+-thalassemia due to Hb sickle and a novel deletion of dnase I hypersensitive sites HS3 and HS4 of the ß locus control region
Amid, A. and Cheong, M. and Eng, B. and Hanna, M. and Hohenadel, B.-A. and Nakamura, L.M. and Walker, L. and Odame, I. and Kirby-Allen, M. and Waye, J.S.
Risk factors for hyperferritinemia secondary to red blood cell transfusions in pediatric cancer patients
Pediatric Blood and Cancer
Amid, A. and Barrowman, N. and Vijenthira, A. and Lesser, P. and Mandel, K. and Ramphal, R.
Impact of radiation avoidance on survival and neurocognitive outcome in infant medulloblastoma
Lafay-Cousin, L. and Bouffet, E. and Hawkins, C. and Amid, A. and Huang, A. and Mabbott, D.J.
Thalassemia in Iran: Epidemiology, prevention, and management
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Abolghasemi, H. and Amid, A. and Zeinali, S. and Radfar, M.H. and Eshghi, P. and Rahiminejad, M.S. and Ehsani, M.A. and Najmabadi, H. and Akbari, M.T. and Afrasiabi, A. and Akhavan-Niaki, H. and Hoorfar, H.
International medical response to a natural disaster: Lessons learned from the bam earthquake experience
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Abolghasemi, H. and Radfar, M.H. and Khatami, M. and Nia, M.S. and Amid, A. and Briggs, S.M.
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Abolghasemi, H. and Kavehmanesh, Z. and Matinzadeh, Z.K. and Amid, A. and Ahmadi, M.
Factor XIII deficiency in south-east Iran
Eshghi, P. and Abolghasemi, H. and Sanei-Moghaddam, H. and Anwar, R. and Jazebi, M. and Amid, A. and Ala, F.A.
An update on the prevalence of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and neonatal jaundice in Tehran neonates
Abolghasemi, H. and Mehrani, H. and Amid, A.
Dr. Amid’s area of clinical and research interest is in the field of thalassemia, sickle cell disease, iron overload, and thrombosis, and he collaborates with other researchers on a national and international level. He is the principal investigator of an international collaborative research study in thalassemia (IntercontinenTHAL study), and a member of the Hemoglobin Bart’s Hydrops Fetalis Consortium and the International Pediatric Thrombosis Network. He has participated in numerous academic and registered clinical trials.Honours & Awards
Dr. Amid has been the recipient of many research and clinical awards (e.g. Thalassemia Foundation of Canada Research Grant) and his research has been published in leading hematology journals like Blood, Lancet Haematology and Haematologica.