Dr. Ivan Blasutig, PhD, FCACB

EORLA Quality Lead

Dr. Ivan Blasutig is the Chair of the EORLA Quality Committee, whose function is to lead and promote excellence of quality in Laboratory Medicine across all 18 EORLA laboratories. As a respected and experienced Clinical Biochemist, he is the Division Chief of Clinical Biochemistry at CHEO, the Laboratory Director for the EORLA laboratories at CHEO, the Biochemistry Consultant and Laboratory Director at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

Prior to joining EORLA Dr. Blasutig was an Academic Clinical Biochemist at the University Health Network and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. He was responsible for the immunology, routine immunoassay, and serology testing at the Toronto General Hospital, the Biochemistry laboratory at the Princess Margaret Hospital, and was the Clinical Biochemistry consultant for the Sault Area Hospital and Weeneebayko General Hospital in Northern Ontario. Through a UHN partnership, he consulted on the Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Immunology, and Serology laboratories at the Kuwaiti Cancer Control Center.

Dr. Blasutig is active in both teaching and research. With over 30 publications to date, his research is focused on the discovery and validation of novel biomarkers, quality in Laboratory Medicine and Pediatric Clinical Biochemistry. He is also knowledgeable in quality management and clinical laboratory accreditation standards. He is the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists’ representative on the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine’s Task Force on Global Lab Quality and has been an active Peer Assessor for Accreditation Canada Diagnostics (formerly Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare) since 2014, acting as a Team Lead and subject expert in Biochemistry, Immunology, Immunoassays, and Point of Care Testing.

Dr. Blasutig completed his Hon. BSc and PhD in Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology and post-doctoral training in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (FCACB).