Academic Rank:
Clinical Professor, UBC
Anatomical Pathologist, St.Paul’s Hospital
St. Paul’s Hospital
Short Bio:

I am an anatomic pathologist with interest in breast surgical pathology. In addition I am interested in evidence-based medicine in respect to efficiency of medical interventions and accuracy of diagnostic procedures.

Academic background

  • University of Cambridge, UK Breast cancer clinical research, 2007-2008
  • University of British Columbia, GPEC, Postdoctoral fellow, 2001-2004
  • Anatomical pathology residency , Memorial University of Newfoundalnd, 2004-2007
  • FRCPC in Anatomical pathology, 2007
  • European Board of Pathology, 2007
  • PhD, Academy of Medical Sciences, Cancer Research Centre, Moscow, Russia. 1996
  • MD, Far-Eastern State Medical University, Russia, 1993

Awards and Recognition

  • UICC Fellowship for junior investigators, 2007-2008
  • Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Travelling Fellowship, 2007-2008
  • Canadian Association of Pathologists, Junior Scientist Award, 2006


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Research Interest

  • Breast surgical pathology
  • Clinical research of breast cancer
  • Clinical epidemiology models in application to anatomical pathology quality assurance
  • Evidence-based medicine and pathology

Diagnostic Surgical pathology of breast disease, evidence-based practice of pathology.  I am interested in clinical research evidence synthesis through critical appraisal of medical literature; diagnostic theory based on Bayesian reasoning and nature and sources of bias in clinical research.

Teaching Interest

I have experience teaching a wide spectrum of topics in pathology in university settings for small and large classes, residency training, medical and non-medical students, graduate, postgraduate and undergraduate levels.