National Human Leukocyte Antigen Advisory Committee (NHLAAC)

The National Human Leukocyte Antigen Advisory Committee (NHLAAC) provides a forum for improving and standardizing HLA laboratory practices in support of national registries and, in general, organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Canada.

National Human Leukocyte Antigen Advisory Committee (NHLAAC) Members

Dr. James Lan (Co-Chair) | Assistant Professor (tenure-track), University of British Columbia, Director, Immunology Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Kidney Transplant Program, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Robert Liwski (Co-Chair) | Head, Division of Hematopathology, Medical Director, HLA Typing Laboratory, NSHA - QEII Health Sciences Centre Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dr. Steven Paraskevas (KTAC Chair representative) | Associate Professor of Surgery, McGill University Health Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montréal, Québec

Dr. Paul Keown |  Director, HLA Tissue Typing Laboratory, VCH/PHCA - Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Noureddine Berka  | Clinical Director, Calgary Laboratory Services Tissue Typing Laboratory, Program Director, Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Lab (HIL) Training Program, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Patricia M. Campbell   | Director, Histocompatibility Laboratory, AHS - University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta

Dr. Ahmed Mostafa | HLA Lab Director, Assistant Professor, Pathology and Lab Medicine, St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Dr. Qingdong Guan | Director, HLA Laboratory Cancer Care Manitoba | Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dr. Peter Nickerson | Medical Advisor, Transplantation, Canadian Blood Services, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dr. Christine Ribic | Division Director of Nephrology, Associate Professor of Medicine- Staff Nephrologist, Medical Director of Transplant, Histocompatibility Head Of Service/Laboratory Director -Renal Transplant, Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, McMaster University, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario

Dr. Abubaker Sidahmed | HLA Lab Director, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario

Dr. Jinguo Wang | Associate Director, UHN Regional HLA Lab Laboratory, UHN - Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Graeme R. Quest | Hematopathologist, Director of Transfusion, Medicine and Laboratory Immunology, KHSC - Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario

Dr. Jianping Li | Director, HLA Laboratory Hematopathology & Transfusion Medicine, DNA/Tissue Typing Lab, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. Lucie Richard | HLA Director, Héma Quebec, Saint-Laurent, Québec 

Dr. Claude Daniel | Director, Histocompatibility Laboratory, MUHC - Transfusion Services (Clinical Laboratories), Montreal, Quebec

Dr. Chee Long Saw | Scientific Director, HLA Laboratory, MUHC - Transfusion Services (Clinical Laboratories), Montreal, Quebec

Dr. Marie-Christine Meunier | HLA Director, Molecular Biology Laboratory / HLA, Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital, Montréal, Québec

Dr. Eric Wagner | Director, Immunology and Histocompatibility Laboratory, CHU de Québec, Quebec City, Quebec 


Catherine Butler, Director, Organ and Tissues Donation Transplantation

Fatima Dharsee, Program Manager, Listing and Allocation, OTDT


Last updated May 2024

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