Seccombe, David

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Seccombe, David


Academic Rank(s): Adjunct Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC | Managing Director, CEQAL

Affiliation(s): CEQAL

Research and Scholarly Interests: Professional Contributions

Clinical Interests:

Short Bio

Dr. Seccombe is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia. The former Head of Chemistry at the Vancouver General Hospital and past President of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemistry. He currently holds many professional memberships, including the Canadian Association of Pathologists, the American Association of Clinical Chemistry and the College of American Pathologists. Dr. Seccombe is also a member of the IFCC/NKDEP and the IFCC/WasPALM laboratory working groups for the standardization of testing in chronic kidney disease. He has published widely on the quality of testing in medical laboratories and is recognized as an international expert in standardization.



Academic Background

  • MD, University of Calgary, 1981
  • PhD Physiology: University of British Columbia, 1981
  • MSc, Western University, Physiology, 1974
  • University of Toronto,School of Hygiene, CPH – Public Health, 1968

Awards and Recognition


Selected Publications


Research Interest

  • Current research interests are directed towards improving the quality of testing in Medical Laboratories both nationally
    and internationally.
  • Ongoing interest in the development and implementation of web based informatics systems and external proficiency
    testing (PT) programs that facilitate standardization and improve the quality of testing in networks of clinical laboratories
    and at the point of care (POCT).

Clinical Service

Current Projects In My Lab Include


Teaching Interest