Jay Kalra

    Jay Kalra


      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 served as Department Head of Pathology (1991-2000) and Department Head of Laboratory Medicine (1994-2000). Dr. Kalra received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1976) and M.D.  (1981) 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 is a dedicated physician who has gained international acclaim for his role in laboratory medicine reorganization and innovative research. He is also recognized for his many contributions as an academic leader and health system administrator.  He has served as a national president of numerous medical associations and scientific societies including the Canadian Association of Medical Biochemists, the Intersociety Council of Laboratory Medicine of Canada, the Canadian Chairs of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the Canadian Association of Pathologists, and as the Director of the Saskatchewan Stroke Research Centre. He is a recipient of more than 30 awards and honors including: Rotary Golden Wheel Award for Excellence in Science and Technology; Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Achievement Award in Clinical Research; Certificate of Merit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Education from the Canadian Association for Medical Education; RBC 2013 Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award; and CTV 2015 Saskatoon Citizen of the Year Award among many other honors. 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 allowing everyone the opportunity to discuss and engage in decision making through an orderly and collegial process. Dr. Kalra is an ardent community builder, committed to issues such as social justice, human welfare and diversity, and inspiring others to build a stronger society.