Tomalty, Cheryl

Tomalty, Cheryl

BSc, PhD (Univ of Ottawa)

Academic Rank(s): Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC

Affiliation(s): LifeLabs, Burnaby, BC

Research and Scholarly Interests: Clinical Applied Research, Routine Biochemistry, Immunoassay, Protein electrophoresis, Urinalysis, Fecal Immunochemical Testing, Clinical Biochemistry

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Short Bio

Dr. Tomalty graduated with a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa and a post-doctoral Diploma in Clinical Biochemistry from the University of Toronto. She began her career as a Clinical Chemist at the North York General Hospital in 1981. She received her certification in Clinical Biochemistry from the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemists (CACB) in 1982.

Dr. Tomalty joined Dynacare Medical Labs (now Gamma-Dynacare) in Ottawa in 1985 as a Clinical Chemist, and was later appointed as Technical Director of Chemistry and Hematology. In 1994, she became the Laboratory Coordinator of the Montreal General Hospital responsible for administration of all the clinical laboratories, and she went on to lead the laboratory integration team of the three hospitals of the McGill University Health Centre. She then returned to Ottawa in 2000 as a Clinical Chemist with Abbott Point of Care, manufacturer of the i-STAT System, located in Ottawa.

Dr. Tomalty is a Founding fellow in the CABC and she was President of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists from 2005-2007. Dr. Tomalty joined LifeLabs in November 2007. She holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UBC.



Academic Background

  • Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists, Certification in Clinical Chemistry, 1982
  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemists (CACB)
  • PhD, University of Ottawa. 1979
  • BSc, McGill University. 1974

Awards and Recognition


Selected Publications


Research Interest

  • Routine Biochemistry
  • Immunoassay
  • Protein electrophoresis
  • Urinalysis
  • Fecal Immunochemical Testing
  • Cardiac Markers
  • Specialty: Clinical Biochemistry

Clinical Service

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Teaching Interest