Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) comprises the medical and scientific staff for Alberta Precision Laboratories (formerly Calgary Laboratory Services) under Alberta Health Services (AHS). DPLM members practise in Anatomic Pathology, General Pathology, Neuropathology, Hematopathology, Medical Microbiology, and Clinical Chemistry. Faculty members include approximately 25 University of Calgary Geographic Full-Time (Academic) and 100 Clinical Faculty appointments. The Medical/Scientific staff are located at all 5 acute-care hospital sites in Calgary including Foothills Medical Centre, Rockyview General Hospital, South Health Campus, Peter Lougheed Hospital, Alberta Children's Hospital, as well as APL's central laboratory facility the Diagnostic & Scientific Centre (DSC). Research laboratories are located at the University of Calgary Health Sciences Centre, Heritage Medical Research Building, and Health Research Innovation Centre.

Mission

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Calgary aims to collaborate across the health care system to provide high quality clinical laboratory patient care, while advancing the field with clinically relevant research and investing in the future by creating a safe, inclusive, inspiring environment for learners at all stages. 

Vision

The University of Calgary Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine's vision is to provide patient-centered, collaborative, and innovative laboratory medicine while supporting and encouraging research and education.

Core Values

  • Provision of high-quality patient care
  • Innovation, Collaboration, and Education
  • Continual improvement
  • Strive for excellence

Queen's Platinum Jubilee medal

We would like to congratulate two of our very own for being recipients of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee medal in 2023.

Professor Adnan Mansoor

For outstanding contribution to the province related to community and Social work in North Calgary over 22 years. Key contributions include:

  • Leading a team of 35 teachers/ staff and volunteers to conduct weekend school for 250+ immigrant children (5-15 yrs.) since 2002. This 8 yrs. structured program provides instructions based on Canadian and Islamic values. Since inception, 400 NWIS graduates are proud Canadian Muslims and youth leaders in communities across Alberta.
  • Chair, WeCare Canada (2013-2019). Provided support to the immigrant families (700+) in distress through shelter/ food hampers and monthly groceries.
  • Since 2017, established and operated “OPEN food pantries” at local mosques for families in need from all faiths. Non-perishable food items can be picked anytime of the day with no questions asked.
  • Founding member of MD International (since 2007); a community-based organization of physicians, providing guidance and support to newcomers to Alberta. MDI provides numerous community outreach programs.
  • Secretary- Muslim Council of Calgary (MCC) (2013-2019). This organization represents over 100,000 Muslims in Calgary and operate most prominent mosques, Islamic Schools, cultural and heritage programs and youth activities.
  • Founder and director (2004-2012)- NW Islamic Center and Islamic Association of NW Calgary
Kyla Taylor

Dr. Kyla Taylor (GP Resident)

For outstanding contributions to the Canadian Association of Physicians with Disabilities (CAPD). Key contributions include:

  • Co-wrote a letter to the Medical Council of Canada resulting in changes to the accommodations process to be less onerous for examinees with disabilities (ongoing project, advocating for more changes)
  • Collaborated with colleagues across Canada to develop accessible documents which outline the process of acquiring accommodations during transition to medical school, clerkship, and residency decreasing the research and administrative burdens for medical students with disabilities
  • Diligently hold monthly meetings designed to share updates and resources across Canada resulting in more centralized and accessible documents for medical students, residents, and physicians with disabilities
  • Founded and lead the Disability Inclusion and Advocacy Group (under the Calgary Medical Students Association) as President during medical school and unofficially as a resident
  • Hosted events focused on hidden curriculum for students with disabilities, best practices in navigating accommodations, legal rights, and protection for medical students with disabilities
  • Co-developed an Accessibility Policy, Accommodations Request Form, and Accessibility Checklist for the Calgary Medical Students Association to use during events to enhance the inclusion of medical students with disabilities during medical school events
  • Support two medical students with disabilities to provide guidance and support (e.g., challenges in navigating medical school, clerkship, and residency with a disability, hidden curriculum and administrative burdens, and self-advocacy)

Education

Program descriptions and information as well as department contacts.

Education link

Education

Program descriptions and information, department contacts, weekly rounds and continuing medical education.

Gram stain of the cerebellum.

Digital Slide Library

A collection of the department's whole slide images. Please note: you will need to have an account, user name and password, set up in order to access this material.

Banff Pathology Course link

Banff Pathology Course

The annual Banff Course is taking place in beautiful Banff, AB on August 30 to September 2, 2023, focusing on Gynecological Pathology with internationally renowned experts.