New Virology Program Expert Committee

CMPT would like to welcome our new Virology Expert Committee;

Nancy Matic, MD, FRCPC, (D)ABMM

Dr. Matic studied Microbiology (Honours Bachelor of Science) at the University of Guelph and earned her MD from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She then completed a residency in Medical Microbiology at the University of Toronto.  She is currently a Medical Microbiologist with a focus in virology and the Site Director for the UBC Medical Microbiology Residency Program at St. Paul’s Hospital.

Agatha Jassem PhD, (D)ABMM, FCCM

Dr. Jassem holds a BSc (Hons) in biology from York University (2006). She completed her doctoral studies in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at UBC.

She is a clinical microbiologist and the program head of the Virology Lab at the BCCDC Public Health Laboratory.

She is the president of the Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, and the president of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Scientists.

David Goldfarb MD FRCPC

Dr. Goldfarb is an investigator and Medical Microbiologist at BC Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Goldfarb completed medical school at Dalhousie University and Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease, and Medical Microbiology residencies at the University of Ottawa.

He worked on the pediatric wards of Gaborone, Botswana joining that country’s newly established School of Medicine. Prior to coming to Vancouver, he also worked as a member of the Division of Infectious Disease at McMaster Children’s Hospital.

It is an honor to have such knowledgeable and experienced committee experts giving their time and expertise to help CMPT offer a Virology program that is clinically relevant and assists laboratories in achieving their best work quality.

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