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Welcome to the Canadian Association of Medical Biochemists website

Bienvenue sur le site de l'association des médecins biochimistes du Canada

The Canadian Association of Medical Biochemists is a professional organization of specialized physicians who provide expertise in the biochemistry and metabolism of human health and disease. Medical biochemists consult, diagnose and treat patients with disorders of biochemistry and metabolism and direct laboratories providing clinical testingHow Medical Biochemists care for patients

In Canada, as with many other places in the world, the task of providing medical oversight to clinical chemistry, immunology, and genetics laboratories is given to physicians with specialization in laboratory medicine. However, the most exciting aspect of our discipline is the interface between the lab and clinical care. Ours is a clinical and laboratory hybrid discipline bringing the "bench to the bedside" in real time

Andrew don Wauchope, MD, FRCPC, Medical Biochemist, Hamilton Health Sciences,
President of the Canadian Association of Medical Biochemists.

The role of Medical Biochemists in Canadian Healthcare

As Medical Biochemists we:

  • are a primary specialty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • give medical oversight in routine and specialized clinical laboratories including those focussing on: endocrinology, lipidology, immunology, prenatal screening, newborn screening/inborn error of metabolism
  • provide medical oversight to laboratory information systems to ensure that medical information is delivered in a clinically useful and medically safe manner
  • consult on and interpret both routine and esoteric laboratory tests
  • consult on patients specialized medical clinics such as lipidology, bone metabolism, thyroidology, and metabolic disease


December 12, 2015

Executive contact information updated.

Contact us:
President: Dr. Andrew don Wauchope, MB.BCh, MD, FRCP Edin, FCPath,FRCPath, FRCPC
email: donwauc<AT>; professional website
Vice President: Dr. Brian Gilfix, Dr. Brian Gilfix, MDCM, PhD, FRCPC, DABCC, FACB
email: brian.gilfix<AT>; professional website
Webmaster: Dr. Richard H Cleve, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC
email: richard.cleve<AT>;