University of Toronto

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Address

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Medical Sciences Building, 1 King’s College Circle
Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1L5

Director

Khosrow Adeli, PhD, FCACB, FACB, DABCC, 
Telephone: (416) 978 7535
Fax: (416) 978 7361
Email: pathology.residency@utoronto.ca | khosrow.adeli@sickkids.ca

Website

http://www.lmp.utoronto.ca/postgraduate/postdoctoral-diploma-programs/clinical-chemistry

Affiliated Institutions

Mount Sinai Hospital
University Health Network
The Hospital for Sick Children
Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
St. Michael’s Hospital and St. Joseph Health Science Centre

Faculty and Training/Research Interests

University Health Network
Paul Yip, PhD, FCACB Cardiac markers, quality assurance, point-of-care testing
Vathany Kulasingam, PhD, FCACB, Immunoassays, immunosuppressive drugs, endocrinology
Davor Brinc, PhD, FCACB Routine and special chemistry
Hospital for Sick Children
Khosrow Adeli, PhD, FCACB, DABCC Pediatric clinical chemistry, reference intervals, research projects
David Colantonio, Phd, DABCC Pharmacology, pharmacogenetics, TDM, toxicology
Lauren MacNeil, PhD Metabolic disease, inborn errors of metabolism, glycosylation defects
Jessie Cameron, PhD Mitochondrial diseases, lysosomal storage diseases
Mount Sinai Hospital
Irvin Bromberg, MD, FRCPC Lab information systems, point-of-care testing
Eleftherios Diamandis, MD, PhD, FCACB Diagnostic and prognostic approaches to breast and prostate cancer, proteomics, mass spectrometry
Barry Hoffman, PhD, FCACB STAT and routine chemistry, special chemistry, prostate cancer
Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
P.C. Chan, PhD, FCACB Protein abnormalities, multiple myeolma, cancer
David E.C. Cole, MD, FRCPC Molecular diagnosis, homocystine metabolism, metabolic bone disease
Lei Fu, PhD, FCACB Pregnancy, prenatal disorders, pediatrics
St. Michael’s Hospital and St. Joseph Health Centre
Maria Pasic, PhD, FCACB Routine and special chemistry
Daniel Beriault, PhD Special chemistry, toxicology

Program Listing:

Level(s) of training: Postdoctoral
Number of position available per year: 2
Duration of program: 2 years
Approximate annual salary or stipend: $43,000
Source of funding: Ontario Ministry of Health, Province of
Current number of trainees: 4
Number of past graduates (over last 10 years): 25

Application Procedures:

Prerequisites

PhD in biochemistry or a related science; Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status; good communication skills; strong background in biochemistry/chemistry, physiology; good research record

Procedures

Submit completed Fellowship Application form, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and completed referee forms and letters of reference from three referees. Interview required.

Deadline

January 15th of the year prior to start of training (July 1)

Program Description

The training program in clinical chemistry, established in 1968, is the largest in Canada and accepts 2 candidates each year. Currently, there are 4 fellows in the program (2 first year, 2 second year).

The program is 2 years in duration. Courses taken by candidates include clinical biochemistry, analytical clinical chemistry, techniques in functional genomics & proteomics, metabolism & nutrition, epidemiology and statistics, and management. Teaching methods used include didactic, directed reading, resident presentations, seminars, case-oriented teaching, and practical exercises.

The first-year hospital rotation is based on a laboratory rotation guide which has been published and which provides direction for the learning experience in the analytical and clinical aspects of the profession. Molecular biology is included in the first year of training. Training in the second year includes specialty rotations in pediatrics & toxicology, genetic metabolic laboratory, microbiology, hematology, GC-MS/Tandem MS, and microarrays/sequencing.

All residents are required to carry out at least 3 projects in the area of diagnostic test development, and participate in rounds and seminars, case presentation and journal club sessions, weekly discussions with faculty, investigation and approval of unusual tests, teaching, and elective periods for specialization, or applied or basic research.