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University of Toronto

 University of Toronto Website

Director:

Address:

Khosrow Adeli, PhD, FCACB, FACB, DABCC,
Telephone: (416) 978 7535
Fax: (416) 978 7361
E-mail: pathology.residency@utoronto.ca | khosrow.adeli@sickkids.ca
Website: http://www.lmp.utoronto.ca/postgraduate/postdoctoral-diploma-programs/clinical-chemistry

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

Toronto ON M5G 1L5

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:
Number of position available per year:
Duration of program:
Approximate annual salary or stipend:
Source of funding:
Current number of trainees:
Number of past graduates (over last 10 years):

Postdoctoral
2
2 years
$43,000
Ontario Ministry of Health, Province of
4
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.