Dr. Benjamin Adam

Dr. Adam received his BSc (2007) and MD (2011) degrees from the University of Alberta. He subsequently completed residency training in Anatomical Pathology at the University of Alberta and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2016. He completed subspecialty training in Renal Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Thoracic Pathology at Toronto General Hospital, and Transplantation Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is currently an Anatomical Pathologist at the University of Alberta Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed abstracts and 20 journal articles. In 2015, he received the American Transplant Congress Young Investigator Award for his work.


Dr. David Beyer


Dr. Brian Chen


Dr. Alain Chiu

Dr. Tremblay is originally from Montreal, Quebec and completed medical school and internal medicine residency at McGill University. Followed a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and additional Interventional Bronchoscopy Training at the Cleveland Clinic and in Lille, France.

He has been working in Calgary since 2001 as a Respirologist focusing on interventional pulmonary medicine and thoracic oncology. He is a Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, co-lead for the Alberta Thoracic Oncology Program and lead investigator for the Alberta Lung Cancer Screening Project.

He has published extensively in various areas in the fields of IPM and lung cancer.


Dr. Andrew Churg

Andrew Churg is Professor of Pathology at the University of British Columbia and a pathologist at Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC.

He is the author of more than 400 publications on pulmonary and thoracic pathology. His areas of particular interest are the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma, and diagnostic criteria for interstitial lung disease.


Dr. Peter Dromparis

Peter Dromparis graduated with a BSc (Honors) in Pharmacology in 2007. He completed a PhD in Experimental Medicine at the University of Alberta with focus on mitochondrial biology and cell signalling and contributed to the fields of oncology and pulmonary arterial hypertension. He graduated from medical school in 2016 and is now pursuing a career as pathologist, currently in the third year of his anatomical pathology residency program at the University of Alberta.


Dr. Tracy Elliot

Originally from Ontario, Dr. Elliot completed her undergraduate Honours BSc degree at the top of her class in Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Guelph in 1991. Dr Elliot attended the University of Western Ontario, completing her medical degree in 1995 and Diagnostic Imaging Residency in 2000. She then pursued fellowship training in Thoracic Radiology at the prestigious National Jewish Respiratory Centre and University of Colorado Health Sciences Centre in Denver, Colorado under Dr. D. Lynch, an international expert in interstitial lung disease. After completing her fellowship in 2001, Dr Elliot was offered an Assistant Professor position at the University of Alberta Health Sciences Centre. In 2003-2004, Dr Elliot pursued a Cardiac MRI Imaging fellowship at the University of Toronto. In 2008, Dr. Elliot moved to Calgary and joined EFW Radiology as a Cardiothoracic and Breast Imager.


Dr. Mireille Kattar

Obtained MD from Université Saint-Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon.

  1. Residency training in Anatomic Pathology at the American University of Beirut
  2. Residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Fellowship in Surgical Pathology at Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
  3. Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Medical and Public Health Laboratory Microbiology at University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  4. Diplomate of American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  5. Diplomate of American Board of Medical Microbiology
  6. Clinical Professor and Consultant Pathologist at the University of Alberta Hospital with subspecialty interest in Infectious Disease Pathology
  7. Teaches Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Pathology to General Pathology and Medical Microbiology Residents at University of Alberta
  8. Principal author and Co-author of original publications and book chapters in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Microbiology, and Infectious Disease Pathology

Dr. Margaret Kelly

Dr Kelly is an Associate Professor and a Clinician-Scientist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Her interest is lung pathology and she is leader of the Lung Subspeciality Pathology Group in Calgary and the Chair of the Alberta Thoracic Expert Pathology Group. Her research interests include the pathology of asthma and interstitial lung disease and she has over 60 peer-reviewed publications including articles in Nature Medicine, Nature Immunology and Journal of Clinical Investigation.


Dr. Francis Green


Dr. Roger Hsu

Dr. Roger Hsu is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta. He completed his medical degree and general pathology residency at University of Alberta, and pulmonary pathology fellowship at Mayo Clinic Rochester. He practices as a general pathologist with special interest in thoracic pathology at Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta.


Dr. Doha Itani

Dr. Itani is an Associate Professor with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary.
Dr. Itani joined the University of Calgary, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in 2013. She obtained her doctorate in medicine from the American University of Beirut. Her training is in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. She completed her residency and Molecular Genetics Pathology fellowship training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and her Hematology Pathology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Itani has special interest in the discipline of Bone and Soft Tissue and molecular pathology.


Dr. Kerri Johannson

Clinical Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine & Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary.

Pulmonologist and co-Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Program at the University of Calgary. Her clinical research program focuses on environmental health and interstitial lung disease.


Dr. Moosa Khalil


Dr. Joseph Maleszewski

Dr. Maleszewski received his M.D. from Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine, after which he completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He then completed fellowships in cardiovascular pathology and molecular genetic pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Maleszewski is Professor of Pathology and Medicine at Mayo Clinic, enjoying joint appointments in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Clinical Genomics. The scope of his practice includes cardiovascular, pulmonary and molecular genetic pathology. He is the Section Head of Cardiovascular Pathology and is the Program Director for the Cardiovascular Pathology Fellowship. He was recently named Assistant Dean of Curriculum for the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

Dr. Maleszewski's expertise covers the spectrum of congenital and acquired forms of cardiovascular disease. His primary research interests include neoplastic heart disease as well as the genetics and proteomics of cardiomyopathies. He has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed publications, 60 book chapters, and edited two major texts.


Dr. Colin Schieman

Dr. Schieman is a clinical associate professor in the section of thoracic surgery at the University of Calgary. He also serves as the program director of the thoracic surgery residency. He completed his general surgical training, and his thoracic surgical fellowship at the University of Calgary, followed by an advanced fellowship in thoracic oncology and minimally invasive surgery at the Mayo Clinic. His academic interests focus on minimally invasive thoracic surgery, surgical education and quality improvement research.


Dr. Jonathan Slack

I am a third-year resident from Calgary. My research interests include epidemiology, bioinformatics, pediatric soft-tissue tumors (specifically myofibroblastic tumors), and writing up interesting case reports! I am interested in pursuing pediatric pathology as a future career. When not working or studying, I enjoy spending time on my family's farm, my in-law's ranch, or hiking in the mountains.


Dr. William Travis

William D. Travis, MD, is Attending Thoracic Pathologist and Director of Thoracic Pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City. Dr. Travis received his bachelor's degree from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville. He completed an Anatomic Pathology residency at Harvard Medical School, Boston, as well as a Clinical Pathology residency at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Travis did Surgical Pathology fellowship training at Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Travis is an Honorary Pulmonary Fellow from the Mayo Clinic Departments of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery and received the Mary J. Matthews Award for Excellence in Research of Lung Cancer Pathology from the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. He served as Chair of the 1999 WHO Classification of Lung and Pleural Tumors, as well as lead editor of the 2004 and 2015 WHO Classifications: Tumors of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart. Dr. Travis served as co-chair of the 2002 American Thoracic Society (ATS) and European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Multidisciplinary Consensus Classification of Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias (IIPs), co-chair of the 2008 ATS Workshop on Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia, and co-chair of the Pathology/Radiology Panel of the 2004 ASCO/IASLC Adenocarcinoma/Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma Workshop. He served as co-chair of the 2011 IASLC/ATS/ERS International Multidisciplinary Classification of Lung Adenocarcinoma, and co-chair of the 2013 ATS/ERS Update of the International Multidisciplinary Consensus Classification of IIPs. Thoracic Pathology Fellowship training has been a career focus for 28 years.


Dr. Alain Tremblay

Dr. Tremblay is originally from Montreal, Quebec and completed medical school and internal medicine residency at McGill University. Followed a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and additional Interventional Bronchoscopy Training at the Cleveland Clinic and in Lille, France. He has been working in Calgary since 2001 as a Respirologist focusing on interventional pulmonary medicine and thoracic oncology. He is a Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, co-lead for the Alberta Thoracic Oncology Program and lead investigator for the Alberta Lung Cancer Screening Project.
He has published extensively in various areas in the fields of IPM and lung cancer.


Dr. Kristalee Watson

Kristalee Watson is a final year resident in Anatomical Pathology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, writing her Royal College examination in the Spring of 2019. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Alberta in Immunology and Infection and completed medical school at the University of Calgary. Outside of pathology, Kristalee spends most of her time as a proud mother to a happy and energetic toddler.