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Dynacare experts are available for media interviews and speaking opportunities.

  • Dr. Jenisa Naidoo

    Chief Scientific Officer

    As Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President of Clinical Development & Quality Assurance at Dynacare, Winnipeg-based Dr. Naidoo oversees all Dynacare laboratories across Canada. This includes supervising research projects, leading the development of new processes and technology, managing all scientific personnel and aligning scientific priorities with the Dynacare mission of supporting healthy lives with commitment and care. In addition to her work at Dynacare, Dr. Naidoo has also served as the Program Director for Laboratory Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba for over 15 years and currently an Associate Professor, teaching laboratory medicine in the undergraduate program. She also serves as a medical advisor and provincial representative in Manitoba, helping to shape healthcare policy and providing medical expertise for a number of provincial projects and initiatives. Dr. Naidoo holds a medical degree from the University of Natal Medical School and completed a postgraduate pathology specialist fellowship with the College of Medicine in South Africa.

    Expertise: Laboratory Science, Laboratory Operations, Medical Science, Healthcare Policy, Chemical Pathology

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  • Dr. Dana Bailey

    Clinical Chemist & Medical Laboratory Director (London)

    A Clinical Biochemist at the Dynacare London laboratory and fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, Dr. Dana Bailey joined the Dynacare team in 2013. Prior to this, Bailey earned her MSc in Microbiology and Immunology, and PhD in Biochemistry at McGill University, receiving a number of awards – including the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship – during her time there. She later completed her Postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Chemistry at the University of Toronto, where she was awarded the Alan Pollard Postdoctoral Clinical Chemistry Award. Dr. Bailey’s research interests include cardiovascular disease, the development of reference intervals and the application of quality metrics to the clinical laboratory.

    Expertise: Clinical Chemistry, Cardiovascular Disease, Infectious Diseases, Reference Intervals, Immunology, Esoteric Testing

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  • Rob Bucciarelli

    Director, Consumer Business, Digital Health and Innovation

    Since joining Dynacare in 2013, Rob Bucciarelli has played a major role in the development and implementation of customer experience strategies. As leader of the Dynacare direct-to-consumer digital health business, Bucciarelli supports the adoption of digital health solutions across the organization. By guiding the design and implementation of enterprise customer experience strategies across all touch points, Bucciarelli aligns the customer experience strategy with the Dynacare mission of supporting healthy lives with commitment and care. Bucciarelli holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering and a MBA from the University of Toronto, as well as a P. Eng.

    Expertise: Digital Health, Digital Innovation, Customer Experience in Healthcare

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  • Dr. Peter Catomeris

    Scientific Director, Chemistry

    A Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, Dr. Peter Catomeris joined Dynacare as Scientific Director of Chemistry in 2017. Dr. Catomeris has acted as team leader for several Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) laboratory assessments and as a team member of many laboratory inspections for the College of American Pathologists (CAP). He also served as the Head of Education & Scientific Affairs for the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists for five years and helped create two laboratory testing guidelines as a panel member of Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories committees. Dr. Catomeris holds both a PhD and MSc in Clinical Chemistry from the University of Windsor.

    Expertise: Clinical Chemistry, Protein Electrophoresis, Quality Assurance, Quality Management

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  • Dr. Yvan Côté

    General Manager

    Dr. Yvan Côté has been General Manager of the genetics and specialty testing divisions of Dynacare since December 2011. Prior to this, Dr. Côté held a number of leadership roles in the medical industry, including Vice-President and General Manager of Warnex Medical Laboratories and Warnex PRO-DNA Services, Vice President, Research & Development of Warnex Research Inc. and Director, Clinical Research with ART Advanced Research Technologies Inc. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology and a PhD in Cellular Biology from Sherbrooke University, Dr. Côté earned several prestigious fellowships and conducted two postdoctoral positions at the University of Connecticut Health Centre and Yale University. He is the author of many publications in the medical field and has been guest lecturer for a number of conferences in the diagnostic field.

    Expertise: Genetic Testing, Personalized Medicine, Biotechnology, Cellular Biology

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  • Dr. Doug Tkachuk

    National Director, Blood Related Diseases

    Having earned degrees in in Anatomical Pathology and Molecular Pathology as well as a MD, Dr. Doug Tkachuk’s career has spanned multiple areas of medicine. Before joining Dynacare, Dr. Tkachuk worked in several key medical roles, including Acting Lab Director at the Seattle Veterans Medical Center, Hemapathologist at the Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network and Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice-President at LifeLabs. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, lecturing on hemopathology.

    Expertise: Disease Prevention, Pathology, Molecular Biology, Ethnicity and its Effect on Reference Ranges, Allergens, Hepatitis C Research, Vitamin Deficiencies, Non-Invasive Pre-Natal Testing

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  • Christopher Trevors

    Director, Genetic Solutions

    A Certified Genetic Counselor with the American Board of Genetics Counselors, Christopher Trevors is the Director of Genetic Solutions at Dynacare. Prior to joining Dynacare, Trevors spent nine years at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto performing clinical care, clinical education and evaluation in the areas of genetics, ethics and molecular/genomic technologies, as well as two years as Director of Genetics and Genomics at LifeLabs and nearly three years as Canadian General Manager of genetic diagnostics organization Centogene AG. Trevors has also worked with several laboratory diagnostic companies in roles primarily focused on business development, clinical integration and education. Graduating with an Honours BSc in Biology from Queen’s University and a MSc in Human Genetics (Genetics Counseling) from Sarah Lawrence College, Trevors has lectured on clinical genetics, ethics and genetic counselling theory at the University of Toronto, George Brown College and Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences.

    Expertise: Genetic Counselling, Personalized Medicine, Clinical Genetics, Ethics, Molecular/Genomic Technologies

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