- Clinical Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta
- Chair, Governance Committee, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
- Past President, Misericordia Medical Staff Association
Dr. Alakija is a Clinical Professor in Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta. She works as an anatomical pathologist for DynaLife Medical Labs and a forensic pathologist for the Alberta Office of the
Chief Medical Examiner.
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 American board certified in anatomic pathology and forensic pathology. She obtained a Master Degree of Science in medical education in 2009. She has completed 11 Physician Management Institute Courses (now called Joule) through the Canadian Medical Association.
Formerly, she was the Assistant Chief Medical Examiner for Alberta, a board member of the Alberta Medical Association (AMA), President of the AMA Section of Laboratory Physicians, Vice President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA), President of the Misericordia Medical Staff Association, and Medical Chair of the Anatomical Pathology Network at 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.
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