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  • Associate professor 

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Internal Medicine
    ON2076 - 675 McDermot Avenue
    CancerCare Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9

    Phone: 204-787-1992


Research themes

General hematology

Research interests

  • bleeding disorders
  • coagulation testing
  • iron loading and anemia of chronic disease.
  • thrombosis

Research affiliations

CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute

Research summary

Dr. Houston's training involved the use of next-generation sequencing technology to identify structural abnormalities, or mutations in the DNA of cancer cells, and understanding the consequences of these mutations to cancer cell growth using high-throughput functional screens. He has applied these novel technologies to a variety of malignancies including breast cancer, lung cancer, and sarcoma.


Dr. Donald Houston is an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Manitoba. He is also Course director of the blood and immunology undergraduate medical school course, Health Sciences Centre site director for the hematology residency training program, and research director of the internal medicine residency training program.

Dr. Houston is a hematologist, researcher and educator based at CancerCare Manitoba, the Health Sciences Centre, and the University of Manitoba.

His clinical interests cover the gamut of general hematology, including anemias, hemoglobinopathies, bleeding disorders, thrombosis, myelodysplasias, and myeloproliferative disorders. His active research interests are in the areas of bleeding disorders and anemias.

Nationally, he is a board member of the Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada and also the Director of the Manitoba Institute of Theoretical Hematology.


Dr. Houston’s medical and scientific training took him to the Universities of Saskatchewan  Manitoba, McMaster, Oklahoma and the Mayo Clinic.

Contact us

Internal Medicine
Room GC430, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada