Ballantyne, Marcia Cirino

Ballantyne, Marcia Cirino


Academic Rank(s): Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC | Anatomical Pathologist, Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops

Affiliation(s): Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops

Research and Scholarly Interests: Infectious Diseases, Dermatology

Clinical Interests:

Short Bio

I was born and raised in Brazil where I received my Medical Degree and completed a residency in Anatomical Pathology, a Fellowship in Dermatopathology and a Master Degree in Dermatopathology with focus in Dermatology (Brazil/ Rome, Italy). I moved to Canada and completed a second residency in Anatomical Pathology at the University of Alberta (Board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and surgeons of Canada). Next, I obtained a Specialist Certification in Dermatopathology in Frankfurt, Germany. I am also Board certified in Anatomical pathology by the American Board of Pathology.  Currently I practice Anatomical Pathology in Kamloops at the Royal Inland Hospital. My special interests are Dermatopathology and Gastrointestinal pathology. I enjoy reading, going for long walks with my dogs and travelling with my family. I am thrilled and proud to be part of the UBC faculty as a Clinical Instructor since 2012.



Academic Background

  • Executive board member (role of Secretary/ Treasurer) for the Medical Staff association (RIH-MSA) and Royal Inland Physician Association (RIHPA). 2015 to 2020 (member elected twice)
  • Board certified in Anatomical Pathology – American Board of Pathology (2014)
  • Board certified in Anatomical Pathology by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPSC). June 2012
  • Board Certified in Dermatopathology, (International Committee for Dermatopathology), ICDP- UEMS – Frankfurt, Germany. December 2011
  • Residency in Anatomical Pathology, University of Alberta (UofA), Edmonton, AB Canada. July 2006 – June 2012
  • Masters Degree in Dermatology/Dermatopathology, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)-Brazil and Universitta` Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy- “Mediterranean Kaposi Sarcoma and HHV-8: Study of 60 Italian cases”. February 1998-  December 4th, 2000.
  • Fellowship in Dermatopathology, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) Brazil. July 1996- November 1997
  • Board Certified in Anatomical Pathology, Brazilian Association of Pathology ( Brazil- July 1996
  • Residency in Anatomical Pathology, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)-Brazil. August 1993 – July 1996
  • MD – Doctor of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). Natal, RN- Brazil. 1993

Awards and Recognition



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Research Interest

Dermatology, Infectious Diseases

Clinical Service

Current Projects In My Lab Include


Teaching Interest

Since 2018, ongoing: I am the Lead Physician (DSSL) for the rotation for Ambulatory/ophthalmology and Dermatology Rotation at the Royal Inland Hospital.

I am also a lecturer of some topics in Pathology and I hold teaching sessions at the microscope (one to one session) with the medical students reviewing the skin biopsies they excised themselves, along with some other several filed teaching cases.