Gurung, Ananta

Gurung, Ananta


Academic Rank(s): Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC | Anatomic and Gastrointestinal/Liver Pathologist, Royal Columbian Hospital

Affiliation(s): Burnaby Hospital

Research and Scholarly Interests: Gastrointestinal systems, Autoimmune hepatitis, Cryptogenic cirrhosis, Serrated GI polyps and serrated polyposis syndrome, Patient-pathology consultations

Clinical Interests:

Short Bio

Dr Gurung is a staff pathologist practicing at Burnaby Hospital. He received his MD from the University of British Columbia and MSc from the University of Toronto. After completing a general rotating internship year at Saint Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, he completed his anatomical pathology residency training at UBC affiliated teaching hospitals in Metro Vancouver, a 6 month breast pathology fellowship at the BC Cancer centre (Vancouver, BC) and a 1 year gastrointestinal and liver pathology fellowship at Yale University (New Haven, CT). He has spent additional time training in GI/liver pathology divisions at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA), Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, NY).

Although GI/liver and breast pathology are Dr Gurung’s areas of interest and expertise, his practice covers all areas of surgical pathology including cytology and interpreting as well as performing fine needle aspiration biopsies. He serves as one of the regional gastrointestinal and hepatopancreatobiliary pathology consultants for the Fraser Health Authority (FHA). Dr Gurung is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Pathology and a member of the Gastrointestinal Pathology Society. He is the current Chair of the provincial Breast Pathology Subspeciality Interest Group, FHA Medical Director of Cytopathology and course director for the UBC undergraduate course PATH375. He is a past-president of the Pacific Northwest Society of Pathologists.



Academic Background

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC, 2015)
  • Fellow of American Society of Clinical Pathology (FASCP, 2014)
  • Gastrointestinal and Liver pathology fellowship (Yale University, 2014 – 2015)
  • Anatomic Pathology residency (UBC, 2009-2014)
  • Doctor of Medicine (UBC, 2005-2009)
  • Master of Science (University of Toronto, 2003-2005)

Awards and Recognition


Publications: pubmed link

Selected Publications


Research Interest

  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Cryptogenic cirrhosis
  • Serrated GI polyps and serrated polyposis syndrome
  • Patient-pathology consultations

Clinical Service

Current Projects In My Lab Include


Teaching Interest

  • Residency (academic half day) and medical student teaching.
  • GI/liver pathology elective supervisor RCH