Welcome to the Department
of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
I am delighted to have recently assumed the role of Head in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine (DPMM) at Queen’s. This is an exciting time of growth and innovation in our Department which is uniquely placed at the interfaces between basic biomedical sciences, clinical laboratory services and the emerging field of personalized molecular medicine.
DPMM is home to many vibrant research programs with focussed areas of excellence including cancer biology and molecular hemostasis. We host the Queen’s Laboratory for Molecular Pathology core research facility and also the Canadian Cancer Trials Group tumour bank. The well established DPMM Graduate program offers Master’s and PhD degrees and a recently added a combined BScH/MSc degree that allows students to transition 4th year undergraduate research projects into accelerated Master’s degrees.
Posted 2016 August 22
Queen's researcher Harriet Feilotter to co-lead study testing efficacy of improved cancer screening technique.
Queen's University cancer researcher Harriet Feilotter (Pathology and Molecular Medicine) is co-leading a multi-institutional study with Dr. John Bartlett of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) on the efficacy of a genetic sequencing assay that tests more than 100 genetic mutations in cancer cells.
The test could accelerate personalized patient care by linking these mutations to new treatment options. The study will use a next generation comprehensive sequencing assay produced by partner group Thermo Fisher.
Posted 2016 July 04
Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Alan Harrison, Provost and
Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen's University, has appointed Dr. Alexander H.
(Sandy) Boag as Head, Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine, Faculty
of Health Sciences. This appointment is for a five year
period beginning June 15, 2016.
A graduate of Queen's in Chemical Engineering, Dr. Boag did a Masters of
Applied Science at University of Toronto. He then attended medical school at
Queen's, and a residency in Anatomic Pathology, also at Queen's. Dr. Boag then
joined the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine as a faculty member
in 1993. He served as Service Chief for Anatomical Pathology from 2001 to 2013.
Dr. Boag is an active member Cancer Care Ontario, currently serving as
pathology lead for the southeast region. He has served as Clinical Director of the
Cytology lab at Kingston General Hospital since 2008.
An active and respected member of his Department, Dr. Boag has held
numerous committee roles, displaying a penchant for change and improvement.
He currently sits on the Departmental Practice Plan Steering Committee, and
holds the position of Vicechair of the SEAMO Finance Committee, Department of
Pathology and Molecular Medicine.
Dr. Boag has been active at all levels of education and training, having served on
the residency training committee in pathology, and being a member of the Royal
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Anatomical Pathology
Examination Board. A pulmonary and urologic pathologist, Dr. Boag's scholarly
work has focused on prostate and lung cancer. As an active member of several
research teams, Dr. Boag has been involved in multiple funded research
initiatives and scholarly publications.
We are very much looking forward to working with Dr. Boag in his new role as
Head of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine.
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Wednesday August 24
9:00-9:55 Resident Slide Review Session - Multihead Microscope Rm. -
Dr. K. Song
10:00-10:55 Micro Round - Multihead Microscope Rm - Dr. S. Boag
Thursday August 25
07:30-08:30 Web server upgrade - affected services: web, proxy, clinlabs email, dhcp services for laptops, file, lobby display.
12:30-1:30 Grand Rounds - NOT scheduled this week
Friday August 26
9:00-9:30 Gross Rounds - Dr. S. Varma - Gross Room
1:30-2:30 Hematopathology Morphology Round - Autopsy Conference Room
Wednesday September 14th, 2016 - Pathology Annual Resident Awards and BBQ
Courses offered in 2016 September:
Courses offered in 2017 January:
ACADEMIC ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGISTS (2 positions)
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
The Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine in the Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences is recruiting
two (2) academic Anatomical Pathologists, one each with primary subspecialty training and diagnostic expertise in
dermatopathology and gastrointestinal pathology, respectively. (more)
Tier I Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics
Faculty of Health Sciences and Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Review of applications will commence on March 1,
2016 and will continue until the position is filled. (more)
Welcome to the Queen's Laboratory for Molecular Pathology
The QLMP is part of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. The QLMP provides rapid and economic advanced pathology services to researchers, students, clinicians, and private sector groups. The QLMP promotes productive interactions between scientists, clinicians, pathologists, and others by supporting research projects of common interest.
The QLMP offers a wide array of services including:
TMA design and construction
Whole slide scanning
Customized immunohistochemistry and immunofluoroscence
Image analysis tools
Secure web database access and storage
The Canadian National
Inherited Bleeding Disorder
Providing molecular diagnostic services to the Canadian inherited bleeding disorder community.