Anatomical Pathology is the name given to the scientific process for the preparation and microscopic examination of tissues at a cellular level to provide a diagnosis that provides direction for patient care and treatment. Surgical or histopathology, cytology and autopsy services are subsections under the broader title of Anatomical Pathology.
The Anatomical Pathology Advisory Group was established by the Laboratory Agency in January of 2017 to include a cross section of members to contribute their expertise, medical, technical, and operational, on provincial Anatomical Pathology issues. Through a collaborative process the group will support the Agency‘s value drivers of capacity, access, quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, by the development of standardized procedure documents, investigation of existing services, consideration and implementation of technology innovations and alignment of resources.
Dr. Blake Gilks, Medical Lead, Anatomical Pathology
Janet Tunnicliffe, Strategic Lead, Anatomical Pathology
Dr. Cheng Han Lee, Member
Dr. Deborah McFadden, Agency Representative – Pediatrics
Dr. John O’Connell, Member
Dr. Julie Irving, Member
Dr. Katherine Tsang, Member
Dr. Naghibi Torbati, Member
Dr. Peter Nicholson, Member
- Anatomical Pathology Material Release Form
For questions about this Advisory Group, please email
Dr. Blake Gilks, Medical Lead or
Janet Tunnicliffe, Strategic Lead.
Anatomical Pathology Central Data Repository Request FormAssociation of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical PathologyBC Association of Laboratory PhysiciansBC College of Physicians and SurgeonsBC Society of Laboratory ScienceCollege of American PathologistsCanadian Association of PathologistsCanadian Society for Laboratory MedicineDiagnostic Accreditation Program of British ColumbiaNational Society for HistotechnologyRoyal College of Physicians