Jay Kalra

    Dr. Jay Kalra

    Faculty Member


      Dr. Jawahar (Jay) Kalra is an educator, researcher, quality health-care advocate and a full professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the College of Medicine and has previously served as department head of Pathology and of Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Kalra received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and M.D. from Memorial University of Newfoundland and completed his residency training in Laboratory Medicine Specialty from University of Ottawa. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and an Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK. 

      Dr. Kalra has gained international acclaim for his role in laboratory medicine reorganization and innovative research. He is a recognized academic leader and health system administrator and has served as  national president of numerous medical associations and scientific societies. In addition, Dr. Kalra has served on several college and university committees and most recently as Chair of University Council where he facilitated and fostered a collaborative environment. He is committed to issues such as social justice, human welfare and diversity. Dr. Kalra currently serves on the Finance and Investment, Land and Facilities, and Governance and Executive committees of the Board of Governors.