Academic Rank:
Clincial Professor, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC
Associate Member, UBC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Affiliation(s):
Vancouver General Hospital
Short Bio:

Dr. Rasmussen is past Program Director for the Anatomical Pathology Residency Training Program at the University of Calgary. He was formerly an Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in both General Surgery and Anatomical Pathology. He recently finished a role as Vice Chair for the Anatomical Pathology Specialty Committee for the Royal College. He has interests in ocular, oral, and head and neck pathology.

Academic background

  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada.  1987
  • The University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA. MD. 1981
  • Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, USA. BA (English Literature). 1976

Professional Qualifications

  • National Board Exams, Parts I, II, and III (USA). 1981-1983
  • Ophthalmic Pathology, University of British Columbia. 2001
  • Ophthalmic Pathology, University of Iowa. 1997
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada. 1987
  • Medical Council of Canada. 1982

Awards and Recognition

  • Vice Chair for the Anatomical Pathology Specialty Committee for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Past Program Director for Anatomical Pathology, University of Calgary
  • Examiner in Anatomical Pathology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Honourable Mention, Teacher of the Year, Residency Training Program, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Calgary. 1999

Research Interest

  • Dr Rasmussen is an Associate Member of the UBC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and his research collaboration is focused in the field of ocular pathology.

Teaching Interest

Dr Rasmussen teaches anatomical pathology in the subspecialty fields of oral pathology and ophthalmic pathology.