Academic Rank:
Professor, UBC
Co-Founder, Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OVCARE)
Short Bio:

Dr. Blake Gilks is Professor in the Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver Canada, and does clinical service work in the Division of Anatomic Pathology at Vancouver General Hospital, the site of the largest gynecological oncology program in the province of British Columbia, where he is Regional Medical Director of Laboratories and Head of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He graduated from Dalhousie University medical school in 1982 and did a residency in anatomical pathology at the University of British Columbia, followed by fellowships in gynecological pathology and molecular pathology at Massachusett’s General Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center, respectively. Dr. Gilks leads a research program focused on gynecological cancers and is co-founder of the Genetic Pathology Evaluation Centre, a laboratory that uses tissue microarrays of human tumor samples for cancer research, and OvCaRe, a multidisciplinary team studying ovarian cancer. He is also co-founder and co-director of the Canadian Immunohistochemistry Quality Control program, which provides proficiency testing for Canadian diagnostic immunohistochemistry laboratories.

Academic background

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Anatomical Pathology)
  • MD cum laude, Dalhousie University, Medicine. 1982
  • BSc, University of New Brunswick. 1978
Primary Research Area
Secondary Research Area
Molecular Pathology and Cell Biology

Research Interest

  • Breast and Gynecological Pathology
  • Teaching Pathology, Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents
  • Development of Pathology labs for the GI/Nutrition block of the new medical school curriculum
  • Cancer