About the Department

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology is made up of the following divisions and training programs. We provide five residency training programs, seven MD fellowship programs, four clinical PhD fellowship programs, a graduate studies program that also includes, a pathologists' assistant program and an undergraduate program.

We're affiliated with the Royal Alexandra, Misericordia and Grey Nuns Hospitals, and the Cross Cancer Institute. 

Division Director
Analytical and Environmental Toxicology Dr. X. Chris Le
Anatomical & General Pathology Dr. Benjamin Adam
Diagnostic and Applied Microbiology Dr. Gregory Tyrrell
Hematological Pathology Dr. Artur Szkotak
Medical Biochemistry Dr. Kareena Schnabl
Medical Laboratory Science Ms. Rhonda Pouliot
Transfusion Medicine Dr. Susan Nahirniak


Undergraduate / Graduate / Postgraduate Fellowships / Residency Programs

Program Director
Diagnostic & Molecular Pathology and Diagnostic & Clinical Pathology Drs. Kerri Chung & Andrea Macyk-Davey
Forensic Pathology Dr. Tara Dixon
Graduate Studies Dr. Jelena Holovati
Hematological Pathology Dr. Bryony Walker
Medical Laboratory Science Ms. Rhonda Pouliot
Medical Microbiology Dr. Nathan Zelyas
Pathologists' Assistant Ms. Lillian Feng
Postgraduate Fellowships - MD & PhD Dr. Gregory Tyrrell


Clinical Service

We work with patients and doctors throughout the Edmonton region and northern Alberta. Through Alberta Health Services, and in partnership with DynaLIFE DX Diagnostic Laboratories, we provide clinical laboratory services in Anatomical Pathology, Hematology & Transfusion Medicine, Histocompatability, Medical Biochemistry, and Medical Microbiology.


We offer a BSc Medical Laboratory Sciences program, MSc and PhD thesis-based research programs, and a course/practicum-based MSc Pathologists' Assistant Program. We have research-based post-doctoral fellow training and four accredited clinical post-doctoral fellowship programs: Clinical biochemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, and Medical Genetics. We have four Royal College-approved residency training programs: General Pathology, Anatomical Pathology, Forensic Pathology and Hematological Pathology.

We play a major role in undergraduate, medical and dental education, as well as teaching in Pharmacy, Nursing, Rehabilitation Medicine and basic science undergraduate programs. We offer both undergraduate and graduate courses.


Our major areas of research include analytical and environmental toxicology, transplantation and immunology, diagnostic and applied microbiology, molecular mechanisms in cancer and lymphoproliferative disorders, cryobiology and tissue preservation. Faculty and clinical faculty are partners in clinical research, and we collaborate on research projects with the Departments of Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy, Public Health Sciences, and Anthropology.


Our clinical laboratories are on multiple levels at the south end of the Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre. The Division of Medical Laboratory Sciences is in the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, with student labs in the basement of the Clinical Sciences Building. We have research space within the clinical laboratory area and in several other facilities: the Clinical Sciences Building, Medical Sciences Building, Heritage Medical Research Building, Canadian Blood Services, and Cross Cancer Institute.