Michael Noble, MD FRCPC

Mike_profile2Founder CMPT

Dr. Noble is the founding Chair and former Managing Director of the Clinical Microbiology Proficiency Testing (CMPT) program.

Dr. Noble is actively engaged in medical laboratory quality management as the chair of the UBC Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management (POLQM) and through participation with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Teaching and Education Center for Health (ITECH).  Currently he chairs the Microbiology Working Group for EQALM: the European based international committee for medical laboratory proficiency testing.

Dr. Noble has served as a consultant for the WHO – Quality Assessment programs for Southern Africa, the Department of Medical Science, Thailand: Water Quality Assessment and the Zimbabwe National Quality Assurance Program and continues to provide support and expert advice around the world.

He is the force behind the Laboratory Quality Management Conference held every two years in Vancouver BC. This conference covers topics highly relevant to the medical laboratory quality and counts with national and international speakers and participants.

Dr. Noble’s academic education includes Medicine, Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Medical Microbiology.  He is a sea-to-sea Canadian, having lived in Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia.


Dr. Noble received the 2014 BC Quality Award in the Leadership in Quality category from the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC).

The BC Quality Awards recognize individuals, health care teams and facilities that have implemented measures, or engaged in initiatives, to improve the quality of care in BC.

2011 Dr. Michael Noble receives the CSA Award of Merit in recognition of visionary leadership, renowned expertise and dedication to the development and advancement of medical laboratory standards.

2003 CAMM Founder’s Award for Distinction in Medical Microbiology

The award recognized Dr. Noble’s long-standing interest in laboratory proficiency testing (EQA), laboratory standards, and laboratory safety issues. His achievements have established him as a national and international expert in these areas and his tremendous contributions to the practice of Medical Microbiology

1999-2000 Service Award for Excellence – UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

This award recognizes outstanding contributions in clinical or basic research or advocacy in the fields of infectious diseases or medical microbiology by a member of AMMI Canada

At the Annual UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Day in May 2001, Dr. Michael Noble was awarded the 1999-2000 Service Award for Excellence in recognition of the provincial, national, and international contributions of CMPT.