A collage of photos

25 years of LMP

On July 1, 1997, the Department of Laboratory Medicine was officially founded at the University of Toronto.

See how we have marked 25 years of LMP

We developed a timeline of LMP. Download it as a PDF or come and see it on the 6th floor of the Medical Sciences Building!

We celebrated our 25th anniversary at the 2023 Annual Celebration or Excellence event with a fun quiz, and speeches and cake cutting from former and present Chairs of LMP. Find out more about the event and see the photo album.

Hear the story of LMP through our Chairs

We'll be speaking to the Chairs of LMP to discover how and why LMP was founded, and how it has grown over the years.

Dr. Avrum Gotlieb, the founding Chair of LMP talks about how the merger happened and why (and where the department name came from).

Following in the footsteps of founding Chair, Dr. Avrum Gotlieb, Dr. Hegele became the second Chair of LMP in 2009.  He talks about the development of LMP.

Dr. Rita Kandel, our current Chair since 2017, talks about her leadership focus and what the future brings for LMP with the launch of the new strategic plan.

Dr. Patrick Kim, now a Forensic Fellow in his final year of study in the Department of Laboratory Medicine in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine talks about starting in LMP in the undergraduate Specialist Program in Pathobiology in 2003. With 12 years of LMP education under his belt so far, he has taken part in almost every program the department has to offer.