Programs & Services
Medical and Scientific Staff
Chief of Department of Laboratory Medicine
• Serge Jothy, MD, PhD, FRCPC
• Marion Dias, MBA
• H. Roslyn Devlin, MD, FRCPC (Microbiology)
• Bernadette Garvey, MD, FRCPC (Haematology)
• David Munoz, MD, FRCPC (Pathology)
• Katerina Pavenski, MD, FRCPC (Transfusion Medicine)
• Alexander Romaschin, PhD (Clinical Chemistry)
• Malgorzata Kisiel
• Victor Leung
• Sahar Al-Haddad, MD, FRCPC
• Hasan Ghaffar, MD, FRCPC
• Andrea Grin, MD, FRCPC
• Vladimir Iakovlev, MD, FRCPC
• Henry Jakubovic, MD, FRCPC
• Jason Karamchandani, MD
• Kalman Kovacs, MD, PhD, FRCPC
• Eleanor Latta, MD, FRCPC
• Catherine Li, MD, PhD, FCCMG
• Larissa Matukas, MD, FRCPC
• Anna Marie Mulligan, MD, FRCP(UK)
• Gerald Prud'homme, MD, FRCPC
• Cathy Streutker, MD, FRCPC
• George Yousef, MD, PhD, FRCPC
• Yeni Yucel, MD, FRCPC
• Philip Connelly, PhD
• Alan Lazarus, PhD, BSc
• Valery Leytin, PhD
• Heyu Ni, MD, PhD
• John Semple, PhD
• Hilde Vandenberghe, PhD, FCACB, DABCC
Serge Jothy, MD, PhD, FRCPC is the chief of the department of laboratory medicine at St. Michael's Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Bordeaux, France. He then moved to McGill University , where he received a PhD in experimental medicine. Subsequently, he trained in anatomic pathology at Queen's University before returning to McGill and the Royal Victoria Hospital , Montreal , in a staff position. In 1997, having reached the position of full professor in the department of pathology at McGill, Dr. Jothy was recruited to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as head, division of anatomic pathology. In addition to his leadership and clinical activities, Dr. Jothy is an active scientist and has published over 130 peer reviewed papers. He is professor and in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto .
Marion Dias, MBA, BBA , BSc is the administrative director of the department of laboratory medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital. She did her undergraduate degrees at McGill University and York University and attained her MBA from Queen’s University. She has extensive experience in laboratories and is committed to service excellence, quality improvement, patient/staff safety and education.
H. Roslyn Devlin MHSc, MD, FRCPC is head of the division of microbiology in the department of laboratory medicine at St. Michael's Hospital and an assistant professor in the department of laboratory medicine and pathobiology at the University of Toronto . Her research interests are in the areas of antimicrobial susceptibility, cystic fibrosis and the epidemiology of infections and is presently a Co-applicant on a CIHR grant to study Clostridium difficile. She is also committed to the application of the theory of continuous quality management to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and control of infectious diseases. She participates actively in the education of both undergraduate and graduate students and is a member of the Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness.
Bernadette Garvey, MD, FRCPC holds the rank of Professor in the departments of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. She has been active in the Haematology Laboratory at St. Michael's Hospital for many years. Dr. Garvey was the former Medical Director of the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Head of the Division of Haematology/Oncology and Deputy Chief of the Department of Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital. She continues to sit on multiple local, national and international Advisory Committees, including the Board of Directors of the Canadian Blood Services. She has a special interest in blood coagulation. She has more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and is a frequent invited speaker.
David Munoz, MD, FRCPC is head of the division of pathology at St. Michael’s Hospital and a professor in the department of laboratory medicine and pathobiology, University of Toronto. After completing a residency program in neurology, he trained in neuropathology at Queen's University, Kingston, where he was introduced to research, obtaining a M.Sc. in pathology. He has been director of neuropathology at University Hospital, London, Ontario, and director of the training program in neuropathology at the University of Western Ontario. He joined St. Michael's Hospital in June 2004. He covers all aspects of neuropathology in his diagnostic practice. His research interests are focused on the neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia and movement disorders. He is coauthor of a book, and author of 20 book chapters and over 125 original papers.
Katerina Pavenski, MD, FRCPC (Transfusion Medicine) is a Head of the Division of Transfusion Medicine and a medical director of the Blood Conservation and Therapeutic Apheresis Services at St. Michael’s Hospital. Her undergraduate training was in Genetics at the University of Manitoba (1997). She obtained Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto (2001) and subsequently completed residency training in Internal Medicine (2004) and Adult Clinical Hematology (2006) in Toronto. She then pursued a two year residency training in Transfusion Medicine at the McMaster University, Hamilton (2006-2008). She joined St. Michael’s on April 1, 2009. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Laboratory Medicine. Her research interests include management of acquired coagulopathies, therapeutic apheresis and blood management. She is the Chair of St. Michael’s Hospital Transfusion Committee, member of Ontario Blood Advisory Committee (OBAC), member of National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products (NAC), and is on the board of directors of Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine.
Alexander Romaschin, PhD is Head, Division of Clinical Biochemistry at St. Michael’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Windsor and was a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California in San Francisco. He was a Clinical Biochemist the University Health Network and Director of Research at Sepsis Incorporated where he contributed to the development of an endotoxin assay. He has also contributed to the development of a new diagnostic test for uterine cancer. Besides holding patents for his discoveries, Dr. Romaschin has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles.