Heidi Wagner, PA, BSc

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University Health Network (UHN)

  • Head of Operations, Princess Margaret Cancer Biobank

Phone: 416-946-4501 Ext. 2354
Email: Heidi.Wagner@uhn.ca

Heidi Wagner, PA, BSc, is an expert in biobanking, surgical pathology and laboratory medicine. She has over a decade of experience in leading central biorepositories at the largest cancer centers in both Canada (Princess Margaret Cancer Center) and the United States (MD Anderson Cancer Center). She currently serves as Head of Operations of biobanking services at the Princess Margaret Cancer Biobank and UHN Biospecimen Services at the University Health Network (UHN). In this role, she has been responsible for opening the area’s COVID-19 Biobank.

Heidi is considered a thought leader in the biobanking and surgical pathology workflow space. Areas of interest and expertise for Heidi include bioregulatory policies, best practices and outcomes, biobanking vis-à-vis translational research, standardized sample management, risk assessment, quality assurance and quality control, waste management, biobanking protocol design, accreditation by regulatory agencies and hiring of clinical and research professionals.