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Dr. Alexander H. (Sandy) Boag appointed as Head, Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine

Published Mon Jul 4th 2016

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Alexander H. (Sandy) Boag as Head, Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences. This appointment is for a five-year period beginning June 15, 2016.

A graduate of Queen’s in Chemical Engineering, Dr. Boag did a Masters of Applied Science at University of Toronto. He then attended medical school at Queen’s, and a residency in Anatomic Pathology, also at Queen’s.

Dr. Boag then joined the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine as a faculty member in 1993. He served as Service Chief for Anatomical Pathology from 2001 to 2013. Dr. Boag is an active member Cancer Care Ontario, currently serving as pathology lead for the southeast region. He has served as Clinical Director of the Cytology lab at Kingston General Hospital since 2008. 

An active and respected member of his Department, Dr. Boag has held numerous committee roles, displaying a penchant for change and improvement. He currently sits on the Departmental Practice Plan Steering Committee, and holds the position of Vice-chair of the SEAMO Finance Committee, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine.

Dr. Boag has been active at all levels of education and training, having served on the residency training committee in pathology, and being a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Anatomical Pathology Examination Board. A pulmonary and urologic pathologist, Dr. Boag’s scholarly work has focused on prostate and lung cancer. As an active member of several research teams, Dr. Boag has been involved in multiple funded research initiatives and scholarly publications. 

We are very much looking forward to working with Dr. Boag in his new role as Head of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine.