Surgical Pathologist

Edmonton Zone Medical Staff
Medical Scientific Lead for Cancer Pathology in Regional/Rural Centres
Alberta Health Services

Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Alberta

Dr. Alakija obtained her medical degree from the University of British Columbia in 1990. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) in anatomical pathology and is board certified in anatomic pathology and forensic pathology. She obtained a masters degree of science in medical education in 2009 and has completed 8 Physician Management Institute Courses through the Canadian Medical Association.

Currently, she is a board member of the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and is a past president of the AMA Section of Laboratory Physicians. She is the secretary/treasurer of the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association and sits on the Edmonton Zone Administrative Committee. Within Alberta Health Services, she is co-chair of the Anatomical Pathology Network and has memberships in the Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal, and Genitourinary Pathology Special Interest Groups. She is a member of the Core Committee in the Cancer Care Strategic Clinical Network for Alberta Health Services.

Dr. Alakija has a wide range of past work experience in pathology and other areas of medicine, such as general practice and surgical assisting. Her awards include the NATO Medal for Peace and Freedom for her forensic work in Kosovo in 1999 and many Gold Star Teaching Awards from the University of Calgary.

Areas of clinical and research expertise: Medical professionalism, quality assurance in anatomical pathology, and improving communications between pathologists and clinicians.

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