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Dr. William E. Schreiber, MD

Clinical Director of Chemistry, B.C., LifeLabs
Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

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Consultant Pathologist, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, B.C.

Dr. Schreiber is the Clinical Director for Chemistry, B.C. In this role, he provides medical oversight for all chemistry testing in British Columbia. Prior to joining LifeLabs, he worked in the Division of Clinical Chemistry at Vancouver General Hospital. He also served as medical director of the Provincial Toxicology Center, which provides both forensic and clinical toxicology services for the entire province.

Dr. Schreiber received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed a residency and research fellowship with the University of Washington. Since joining the faculty at the University of British Columbia (UBC), he has committed a large part of his career to the education of medical students, residents and colleagues. He directed the medical biochemistry residency program for 10 years and served as associate dean for undergraduate education at UBC from 1999-2002. He has received a number of teaching awards from students and peers, as well as recognition from professional organizations for contributions to continuing medical education. Dr. Schreiber has been active in professional organizations in the U.S. and Canada. In 2016, he became president of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the largest pathology organization in North America. He served on the editorial board of Lab Tests Online ( and continues to review for the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. His research interests are eclectic, with more than 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

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