Our Team


We are a team of over 200 specialized hard-working, highly-skilled laboratory professionals who are dedicated to providing patients with the best diagnostic care possible. You may never meet many of us, but we are working around the clock in the engine room of healthcare to ensure your physician receives accurate timely test results and pathology reports.

Department Head

Operations Director

Operations Manager

Medical and Scientific Staff

We have a staff of 31 pathologists and laboratory medicine physicians and 3 clinical scientists. Click here to see the list.

Technical Leadership Team

  • Peter McLellan - Site Supervisor SPH
  • Joanne Vlahovic - Site Supervisor MSJ
  • Mario D'Angelo - Chemistry/Hematology
  • Daryl Gouthro - Transfusion Medicine (Blood Bank)
  • Willson Jang - Microbiology/Virology
  • Sue Finley - Anatomic Pathology
  • Ken Liao - Pre and Post Examination

Medical Laboratory Technologists

Medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) perform diagnostic testing on tissues and body fluids which assist physicians in proper diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

Areas of specialty include:

  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology and Virology
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology

MLTs have completed an accredited training program at a post secondary institution, such as BCIT, and are certified by the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS). We have over 130 MLTs working in the laboratory.

Medical Laboratory Assistants

Medical laboratory assistants (MLAs) collect and process biological specimens. They are front-line workers whose duties include phlebotomy (blood collection), specimen processing, and data entry. In order to work as a medical laboratory assistant, MLAs must graduate from a recognized Medical Laboratory Assistant Program. Our laboratory currently employs 45 MLAs.

Support Staff

Administrative Assistant

  • Connie Lai

Clerical staff

  • Supervisor Med Steno - Felicity Dong

Quality Assurance

  • Quality Lead - Elsie Chan

Research Coordinator