Academic Rank:
Clinical Assistant Professor
Anatomic Pathologist and Dermatopathologist, Royal Columbian Hospital
Affiliation(s):
Royal Columbian Hospital
Short Bio:

Dr. Shiau joined the group of anatomic pathologists at Royal Columbian Hospital in the Fraser Health Authority in 2012.  In addition to participating on a busy surgical pathology service, she works as one of the regional dermatopathology consultants.  Her training includes residency in anatomic pathology at University of Toronto and fellowship in dermatopathology based at University Health Network with Dr. Danny Ghazarian with additional time at Melanoma Institute of Australia and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with Dr. Richard Scolyer.  During her training, she represented the pathology residents and fellows of Toronto on the departmental training committees as well as Post-Graduate Medical Education Advisory Committee at University of Toronto, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) Education Committee, and the Board of Directors for Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Ontario (PAIRO).  She also worked as one of the resident leaders encouraging a culture of teaching in the pathology program to foster the confidence of senior residents as they learned how to be good teachers to the off-service and junior residents.

Now that she is settling into the transition from training to practice, she hopes to find more opportunities to become involved with teaching opportunities for medical students and residents at the University of British Columbia.  In her spare time, she can be found making music with various community groups or hiking/cycling through the local mountains.

Academic background

  • Fellow in Dermatopathology, University Health Network – Toronto and Melanoma Institute of Australia – Sydney. 2011-2012
  • Certification in Anatomic Pathology, Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology, DABP. 2011
  • Certification in Anatomic Pathology, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, FRCPC. 2011
  • Residency, Anatomic Pathology, University of Toronto. 2006-2011
  • MD (Medicine), University of Toronto. 2002-2006
  • BSc (Honours Physics and Biology), University of British Columbia. 1999-2002

Publications

  • Shiau CJ, Babwah JP, da Cunha Santos G, Sykes JR, Boerner SL, Geddie WR, Leighl NB, Wei C, Kamel-Reid S, Hwang DM, Tsao MS. Sample features associated with success rates in population-based EGFR mutation testing. J Thorac Oncol 2014 Jul;9(7):947-56.
  • Shiau CJ, Babwah JP, da Cunha Santos G, Sykes JR, Boerner SL, Geddie WR, Leighl NB, Wei C, Kamel-Reid S, Hwang DM, Tsao MS. Sample features associated with success rates in population-based EGFR mutation testing. J Thorac Oncol 2014 Jul;9(7):947-56.
  • Haerle SK, Shiau C, Goldstein DP, Qiu X, Erovic BM, Ghazarian D, Xu W, Irish JC. Merkel cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNMCC): Potential histopathologic predictors. Laryngoscope [ePub 2013 Jun 11]
  • Shiau CJ, Thompson JF, Scolyer RA. Controversies and evolving concepts in the diagnosis, classification, and management of lentigo maligna. Expert Review of Dermatology, Apr 2013; 8(2):195-214.

Research Interest

  • Dermatopathology
  • Molecular Pathology of Lung Adenocarcinoma

Teaching Interest

  • Residency training
  • Algebraic (non-calculus) physics