Dr. Runjan Chetty

Dr. Runjan Chetty

GI/Pancreas Pathologist University Health Network Laboratory Medicine Program Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology University of Toronto


  • MB, BCh, BaO, LRCP, LRCS- Royal College of Surgeons/National University, Ireland
  • FFPath (College of Medicine, South Africa)
  • FRCPA (Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia)
  • FFPath (Royal College of Physicians, Ireland)
  • FRCPath (Royal College of Pathologists, United Kingdom
  • FRCPC (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)
  • FCAP (College of American Pathologists)
  • DPhil/PhD (St. John’s College, University of Oxford)

Current appointment:

  • Interim Program Medical Director and Pathologist in Chief, Laboratory Medicine Program, University Health Network, Professor of Pathology, University of Toronto.
  • Director for External Partnerships
  • Head of the UHN Biobank,
  • Consultant GI/Pancreas, Soft tissue pathologist

Previous appointments:

  • Director of Translational Pathology/Professor of Pathology and Head of Clinical Departmentof Pathology, Biomedical Research Centre/Oxford University Hospitals Trust/University of Oxford, Senior Research Fellow, Kellogg College
  • St Mungo Notman Professor and Chair, and Head of Pathology, University of Glasgow, Scientific Director, Glasgow Biomedicine Biorepository
  • Professor and Chair, and Head of Department Department of Anatomical Pathology, School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Nelson R Mandela Medical School, University of Natal & King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa.

Publications: 418 papers in peer-reviewed, international journal articles. Several book chapters. Editor of Leong’s Manual of Immunohistology (4th edition).

Editor in Chief of Diagnostic Histopathology: 2010-2016

Editor in Chief of the Journal of Clinical Pathology: 2003-2009

Editor for Molecular Pathology/Reviews/Book reviews, Journal of Clinical Pathology: 2010-current Spoken at several international congresses and meeting.


  1. Vice Chancellor’s Research Award for 1997, University of Natal.
  2. Fellow of the University of Natal, December 1999.
  3. Mary Weston Achiever of the Year Award, November 1999, University of Natal.
  4. Best Teacher Award for Residents in Pathology, 2003-2004, University of Toronto.
  5. Individual Teaching Excellence Award, Wightman Berris Academy, 2006-2007, University of Toronto