Academic Rank:
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC
Hematopathologist, Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver General Hospital
Short Bio:

Twitter: @KristaMarcon

You might say Pathology is in my blood. I was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario by a Blood Bank Technologist (mother) and cytotechnologist (father). I came to beautiful British Columbia for University, and fell in love with Pathology during my Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc.) program.  Following my undergraduate program, I worked for a year as an immunohistochemistry technologist at the Genetic Pathology Evaluation Centre (GPEC) and decided to pursue medical school.  Throughout my medical school career I was drawn not only to Pathology, but came to love learning about hematology as well. I decided to marry the two interests and pursue a career in Hematological Pathology. While in residency training, I pursued extra training in laboratory quality management and completed the UBC POLQM Laboratory Quality Management Certificate course.  Following residency, I joined the VGH division of Hematopathology. My interests lie in quality improvement and utilization management.

Academic background

  • Hematological Pathology Residency, UBC 2019
  • Doctor of Medicine, UBC 2013
  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc), UBC 2008


Abstracts/Oral Presentations:

  • Marcon K, Chen K, Zhang XY, Shih A, Roland K, Smith T. “Impact of pre-printed order implementation for prothrombin complex concentrates: a quality assurance audit.”
  • – Oral Abstract – AABB Annual Meeting – Boston, MA – October 2018
  • – Oral Abstract – UBC Pathology Day – Vancouver, BC – May 2018


  • Kalloger SE, Kobel M, Leung S, Mehl E, Gao D, Marcon K, Chow C, Clark BA, Huntsman DG, Gilks CB. “Calculator for ovarian carcinoma subtype prediction.” Modern Pathology. Volume 24, Issue 4 (2011): 512-521.

Research Interest

  • Blood research
  • Quality Improvement and Assurance, Utilization Management

Teaching Interest

  • General Hematopathology
  • BMLSc
  • Hematology Fellows
  • Hematopathology Residents