Taraboanta, Catalin

Taraboanta, Catalin


Academic Rank(s)

Clinical Assistant Professor | Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine | The University of British Columbia

Anatomical Pathologist | East Kootenay Regional Hospital | Interior Health Shared Services BC


East Kootenay Regional Hospital, Cranbrook, BC

Short Bio

Dr. Taraboanta is currently working as a Consultant Anatomic Pathologist at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, BC. Dr. Taraboanta received his MD from University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa” in Iasi, Romania. He completed his Master of Science in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UBC under the illustrious mentorship of Dr. Jiri Frolich. After various positions in Research Coordination and Management he returned as a Clinical Associate at the Healthy Heart Program and Heart Failure Clinic at St. Paul Hospital. He also completed his postgraduate training in Anatomical Pathology at the University of British Columbia before moving into independent practice.

Dr. Taraboanta is a member of various committees at both Health Authority and Provincial levels with a focus on advocating for timely and equal access to care for patients originating in the rural/remote communities he serves.



Academic Background

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Certification in Anatomical Pathology. 2018
  • Anatomic Pathology Residency, University of British Columbia. 2018
  • MSc (Pathology), University of British Columbia. 2008
  • MD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa”, Romania 1999

Awards and Recognition


Dr. Catalin Taraboanta PUBMED


Research Interest

  • Lipids Metabolism
  • Heart Disease Risk Stratification
  • Digital Pathology and Diagnostic Support Algorithms for Enhanced Access to Care in Rural/Remote Communities.

Current Projects In My Lab Include


Teaching Interest

  • Preceptor for medical students and residents, EKRH
  • Teaching gross pathology, EKRH