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Khosrow Adeli, PhD, FCACB, FACB, DABCC,
Telephone: (416) 978 7535
Fax: (416) 978 7361

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Banting Institute, 100 College Street, Room 110
Toronto ON M5G 1L5

Affiliated Institutions:


The Hospital for Sick Children
Mount Sinai Hospital
Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Science Centre
University Health Network


Faculty and Research Interests

University Health Network

Jeffrey Tong, PhD

Lab Automation

Pui-Yuen Wong, PhD, FCACB

Immunoassays, immunosuppressive drugs, endocrinology

Paul Yip, PhD, FCACB

Cardiac markers, quality assurance, point-of-care testing

Hospital for Sick Children

Khosrow Adeli, PhD, FCACB, FACB, DABCC

Molecular biology of lipoprotein metabolism,obesity, insulin resistance, pediatric diseases

David Colantonio, Phd, DABCC

Pharmacolgy, pharmacogenetics, TDM, toxicology

Lianna Kyriakopoulos, PhD, FCACB

Metaboliic disease, glycosylation defects, molecular diagnostics

Zulfikaral Verjee, PhD, FCACB

Therapeutic drugs, drugs of abuse

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

Barry Hoffman, PhD, FCACB

Prostate cancer

Sunnybrook and Women's College 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

Program Listing:

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2 years
Ontario Ministry of Health

Application Procedures:


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


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


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

Program Description:

The training program in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, established in 1968, is the largest in Canada and trains an average of 2-3 candidates per 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.