Clinical Biochemistry

Dr. Kareena Schnabl
Fellowship Co-Director
Assistant 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
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Clinical Biochemist and Scientific/Medical Lead of Point-of-Care Testing, Edmonton Zone, AHS
10240 Kingsway Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5H 3V9
Phone:  780-735-5658



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 Health Services and DynaLIFEDx and Calgary Laboratory Services training sites. The primary training location will be within the Edmonton zone with opportunities to visit external sites based on trainee interest and Canadian Society of Clinical Chemistry funds. Graduates of this fellowship program meet curriculum requirements for both the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and the American Board of Clinical Chemistry 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 chemistry 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 not accepting applications for the 2019-2021 cycle. Please check back in the summer of 2019 for the next opportunity to apply. **