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Dr. Sylvia Asa: UHN lab expert stars at TEDx

In February 2014,  Dr. Sylvia Asa, Medical Director of UHN's Laboratory Medicine Program (LMP), addressed the question, "How can we harness innovation to transform medical diagnostics?" at a TEDx event.

In her talk, Asa spoke about why her team is looking at new and innovative ways to ensure that:

  • every patient has the right diagnosis

  • clinicians understand their patients' prognosis

  • pathologists predict the right treatment for each patient

"We've been innovative to provide a much better pathology service for our patients. We're not going to stop there . . . our vision is that pathology really is the heart of a patient's diagnosis."  


​​– Dr. Sylvia Asa

Dr. Sylvia Asa

Dr. Asa is a Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Professor, ​

Dr. Shereen Ezzat 

Dr. Ezzat is a Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Research Activities

Dr. Asa and Dr. Ezzat have published a multitude of research papers throughout their career. 

Endocrine Pathology          Pathophysiology          Laboratory Medicine          Cancer Research 

"Dr. Ezzat and Dr. Asa have championed the field of endocrine oncology in Canada and internationally."