The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology is made up of seven divisions. We provide three residency training programs, a graduate studies program, and an undergraduate program. We’re affiliated with the Royal Alexandra, Misericordia and Grey Nuns Hospitals, and the Cross Cancer Institute.
Divi​​sion ​Director
Anatomical Pathology ​Dr. Judith Hugh
Medical Biochemistry ​Dr. George Cembrowski
Hematological Pathology ​Dr. Susan Nahirniak
Molecular Pathology ​Dr. Iyare Izevbaye
Analytical and Environmental Toxicology ​Dr. Chris Le
Diganostic and Applied Microbiology ​Dr. Greg Tyrrell

 Undergraduate / Graduate / Residency Programs 

Medical Laboratory Sciences ​Dr. Fiona Bamforth
Graduate Studies ​Dr. Monika Keelan
Anatomical and General Pathology ​Drs. Todd Chaba/Dean Tung
Hematological Pathology ​Dr. Rodrigo Onell



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, Medical Microbiology, and Molecular Pathology.


We offer a BSc Medical Laboratory Sciences program, and our Graduate Studies Program Committee oversees our graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. We have three Royal College-approved residency training programs: General Pathology, Anatomical 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, 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 basement of the Clinical Science 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.