Clinical Biochemistry

Dr. Kareena Schnabl
Fellowship Co-Director
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Clinical Biochemist, University of Alberta Hospital
8440-112 Street, Walter MacKenzie Health Sciences Centre
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2B7
Phone: 780-407-3186

Dr. Anna Füzéry
Fellowship Co-Director
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
North Sector POCT Medical Lead, Alberta Public Laboratories
8440-112 Street, Walter MacKenzie Health Sciences Centre
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2B7
Phone: 780-221-2707


The Clinical Biochemistry Fellowship Program is a full-time, 2 year program consisting of analytical and clinical biochemistry training objectives achieved through coursework, mentor-led practical rotations and self-directed learning. The trainee will have specialized training in clinical biochemistry with basic training in medical genetics, hematology, and clinical microbiology. The training emphasis is clinical laboratory service. Fellows are encouraged to participate in research projects and medical education.

The program is one of several competitive fellowship programs within the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology and will accept candidates based on available postgraduate medical education funds, strength of the candidate, and workforce need in a formalized assessment and ranking process. One candidate will be accepted in a year with a maximum program size of 2 trainees.

The goal is to establish a collaborative, clinical biochemistry fellowship program that integrates the University of Alberta with Alberta Public Laboratories, Alberta Health Services, and DynaLIFE Medical Labs. The primary training location will be within Edmonton; opportunities may be available to visit external sites based on trainee interest and available funds. Graduates of this fellowship program meet curriculum requirements for both the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and are eligible to apply for written and oral exams to obtain specialty certification in clinical biochemistry. This program aims to develop clinical laboratory scientist leaders with both clinical and academic excellence in clinical biochemistry.

The acquired knowledge, skills and professional competencies of a clinical biochemist opens multiple career pathways. Clinical biochemists assume responsibility to lead clinical biochemistry laboratories in hospitals affiliated with academic centers, in small community hospitals, or in large private clinical laboratories. They will be consultants to clinicians regarding test selection and interpretation, educators of trainees and staff, researchers developing methods and discovering biomarkers and leaders implementing quality patient care.

Detailed program description for download here. See Appendix A for the Fellowship Application Form

** We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-2022 cycle. **