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Dr. Cheryl Tomalty, PhD, FCACB

Clinical BioChemist

Hospital/Academic Appointments.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

Based at the LifeLabs Burnaby Reference Laboratory, Dr. Tomalty joined LifeLabs in 2007 as a Clinical Biochemist. Her work is focused on the high-volume biochemistry laboratory, and she also has clinical oversight of the Urinalysis and Fecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT) at LifeLabs Surrey Reference Laboratory. Through this role Dr. Tomalty is a member of the BC Clinical and Support Services FIT Working Group and the FIT Technical Advisory Group which provides oversight for the provincial FIT Quality Assurance Program. She also is the Medical Scientific lead on protein electrophores and monitoring tests for plasma cell dyscrasias such as multiple myeloma.

Dr. Tomalty graduated with a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa and received a post-doctoral Diploma in Clinical Biochemistry from the University of Toronto. She began her career as a Clinical Chemist at the North York General Hospital in 1981 and received her certification in Clinical Biochemistry from the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemists in 1982. Dr. Tomalty is a founding fellow in the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and was an executive member from 2011 to 2015 and Chair from 2015 to 2017. She was also President of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists from 2005 to 2007 and is an active member of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists.

Dr. Tomalty holds an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor with Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and she teaches several areas of fourth year Clinical Biochemistry. Dr. Tomalty is the co-author of two recent peer-reviewed publications.



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