Academic Rank:
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC
Hematopathologist, Vancouver General Hospital
Affiliation(s):
Vancouver General Hospital
Short Bio:

I was born in Edmonton and raised in Kelowna. I then attended the University of Victoria where I majored in Biochemistry and was fortunate to experience four 4-month research work terms in molecular biology labs. After a year of backpacking, I entered medicine at UBC. Although many areas of medicine caught my interest, in the end I settled on pathology – it just fit really well with my scientific background and love of diagnostic thinking. Although I started residency at UBC in general pathology, I quickly realized that hematopathology was what I wanted to do for a career. I love it’s mixture of morphology, lab management, frequent interactions with clinicians, and the evolving role of flow cytometry and genetic diagnostics. After completing a two year fellowship in thrombosis and hemostasis, I joined the VGH Division of Hematopathology. My areas of interest largely center around laboratory coagulation, utilization management, and maintaining strong communication links between clinicians and the lab.

Academic background

  • MHSc and Thrombosis/hemostasis Fellowship, University of British Columbia, 2013
  • FRCP(C), University of British Columbia, 2011
  • MD, University of British Columbia, 2006
  • BSc (Biochemistry), University of Victoria, 2001