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Dr. Hans Westenberg

Dr. Hans Westenberg


We are sad to hear of Dr. Hans Westenberg’s passing.  He was active in our department for several decades as a local coroner.  He participated in our Medical Legal work rounds and other autopsy activities.  Our condolences to family and friends.  He will be missed.

Pathology backend website scheduled maintenance Monday Jan 16

Pathology backend website scheduled maintenance Monday Jan 16

The backend web server where many links from this site end up, will be offline and undergoing maintenance on Monday 2023 Jan 16th. 

Do not panic.  Minimal functionality should be back by noon, with an estimated start of 07:30 Eastern.


KHSC KGH Clinical Lab

Clinical Laboratories’ Manager Portfolio Changes

We are pleased to announce that Sherri Wilson has accepted the position of Manager of Microbiology, Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Disease Sequencing Laboratories. Sherri begins her new position effective Monday, January 9 th, 2023.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Tammie Taylor for her service and dedication in her former position as Manager, Microbiology, Molecular Microbiology, and Pre-Analytics, over the past 4 years. Tammie will be moving into a new position within the KHSC Clinical Laboratories: Quality Manager and Pre-Analytics. She brings a burning passion for quality improvement and strong commitment to patient safety through her many previous contributions to the laboratories at KHSC and formerly at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

We would also like to thank Tammy Edwards (Manager, Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics and Immunology) for her outstanding leadership in operationalizing infectious diseases sequencing testing at KHSC. Tammy will return to her position as Manager, Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics and Immunology.

The portfolios for Donnah Pocius (Manager, Core Laboratory, Transfusion Medicine and Point of Care) and Terri Lewis (Manager, Pathology, Cytology and Autopsy) have not changed.

Fateme Babaha

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships


The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program provides $150,000 of funding over three years to doctoral students who demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences, and/or engineering and health. Queen’s recipients include:

Fateme Babaha (Pathology and Molecular Medicine) – Evaluation of a novel native enhancer element from the factor 8 locus to improve adeno-associated virus (AAV) delivered FVIII transgene expression  CIHR