Discipline of Laboratory Medicine

Discipline Chair


Jane Barron, M.D., MSc, FRCPC
Tele #: 709-777-7711
Fax #: 709-777-6061
Email: Jane.Barron@med.mun.ca

"Our discipline is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and clinical service. We presently have 29 full and part-time faculty, 2 cross-appointed faculty, and 9 residents. We also have 21 part-time faculty in New Brunswick.

Our Anatomical Pathology Residency Program is fully accredited with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Our faculty work closely with our residents and our residents are successul not only in their Royal College examinations, but also in securing employment within our province and elsewhere in Canada.

Our discipline encompasses pathology, infectious disease and microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, hematology, cytogenetics, and molecular genetics. Our faculty are striving for excellence in their individual fields.

I invite you to browse through our website and become familiar with our faculty, residents, and their achievements."

Program Director


Simon Kirby, FRCSC FRCPC
Tele #: 709-777-2478
Fax #: 709-864-6069
Email: skirby@mun.ca 

“Welcome to our program!
On behalf of all our people I want to extend greetings and an invitation to explore our website. I think you will find today’s pathology encompasses many exciting areas from informatics, artificial intelligence to real-time complex diagnoses.
At Memorial University we are very proud of our product. Our freshly-minted pathologists achieve widely across the world and that inspires us.
Please take some time to learn what we have to offer. If you are moved to reach out we are always here to answer questions and chat about game-changing medical technology.”


Assistant Program Director


Polycarp Erivwo, MBBS, FMCPath, FRCPC
Tele #: 709-777-2467
Fax #: 709-864-6049
Email: Polycarp.erivwo@easternhealth.ca 

Clerkship Coordinator

Andrea Simmonds, FRCPC, MB Bch BAO, MSc
Tele #: 709-777-8429
Fax #: 709-864-6049
Email: andrea.simmonds@easternhealth.ca

Academic Program Administrator


Amanda Mullett
Tele #: 709-864-6042
Fax #: 709-864-6049
Email: labmedprogramadmin@mun.ca 

Intermediate Secretary


Kristen Rose
Tele #: 709-864-4912
Fax #: 709-864-6049
Email: labmedsecretary@mun.ca