Dr. Carolyn O’Hara
Chief Medical Laboratory Officer (Interim)

Carolyn O'Hara

Dr. O’Hara has a wealth of experience in laboratory medicine leadership, including previous roles as the provincial medical director for AHS Laboratory Services and the deputy zone clinical department head, diagnostic health - laboratory medicine and pathology, in the North Zone of AHS. She is also currently the acting Laboratory Site Chief for laboratory medicine at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton (APL). She has taken a number of Physician Learning Institute (PLI) courses and considers herself a lifelong learner in medical leadership.

Dr. O’Hara obtained her medical degree from the University of Manitoba and completed a residency in General Pathology at the University of Alberta. She is also American board certified in anatomical and clinical pathology.

After completion of her general pathology residency, she attended Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for additional training in bone and soft tissue pathology, and is one of the bone and soft tissue consultant pathologists in Edmonton.

In her role as Chief Medical laboratory Officer, Dr. O’Hara provides medical leadership in a dyad partnership with Tammy Hofer and together they support the delivery of laboratory medicine and pathology services in the province. Since the formation of APL in 2019, they have led the organization through a number of transitions in the support of standardized, high quality laboratory service delivery.