Calvino ChengMD, PhD, FRCPC, CPHIMS-CA



Phone: 902-473-3140
Mailing Address: 
Room 205, Mackenzie Building 5788 University Avenue Halifax, NS, B3H 1V8

Director of Pathology Informatics, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Director of Blood Transfusion Services, Central Zone, Nova Scotia Health Authority


Research Topics

  • Hematological Pathology
  • Health care efficiency & quality
  • Process mining
  • Informatics
  • Laboratory quality & efficiency
  • Blood transfusion efficiency


  • BSc. (hon), University of Calgary, 1998
  • MD, University of Calgary, 2001
  • FRCPC (Hematological Pathology), University of Alberta, 2005
  • PhD, Dalhousie University, 2017


Dr. Calvino Cheng is a staff hematopathologist at Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre at the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Central Zone (NSHA) in Halifax.  He completed a residency in hematological pathology in 2005 at the University of Alberta and finished an interdisciplinary PhD in 2017 at Dalhousie University with the faculties of Computer Sciences and Pathology.  He is a professor in the Department of Pathology at Dalhousie University, the medical director of the Blood Transfusion Services at the Central Zone and medical director of the Pathology Informatics Group (PInG).  He has been a member of the Laboratory pan-Canadian Standards Group and the Standards Collaborative Clinical Sub-Committee of Canada Health Infoway and was the first Chief Medical Information Officer for the Nova Scotia Health Authority.  He also has a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS-CA) designation. 

Research Interests

My major interests are in the areas of using health information systems’ data to discover new knowledge, improve patient care and the functioning of the health care system.