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Laurette Geldenhuys


Department of Pathology , Division of Nephrology

Email: laurette.geldenhuysmd@nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-473-7334
Fax: 902-473-1049
Mailing Address: 
Office / laboratory:
Room 742, Mackenzie Building,
5788 University Avenue,
Halifax, NS, B3H 4R9


Degrees and professional designations

  • Master of Arts in Education, Mount Saint Vincent University, 2005
  • Certification in Cytopathology, International Board of Cytopathology, 1998
  • Certification in Anatomical Pathology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1998
  • License of the Medical Council of Canada, 1997
  • Master of Medicine in Anatomical Pathology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1995
  • Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination, 1995
  • Certification in Anatomical Pathology, College of Medicine of South Africa, 1994
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, With Distinction, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1987

Areas of clinical / research interest

Dr. Geldenhuys's clinical and research interests include cytopathology, nephropathology and gynecological pathology. She also has an interest in medical education and the history of medicine.

Selected publications

  • Quinonez G, Geldenhuys L. Notes on the History of the Canadian Association of Pathologist-Association Canadienne des Pathologistes. Accepted for publication in Canadian Journal of Pathology, 2012;4(1):18-21
  • Colgan TJ, Geldenhuys L. The Practice of Pathology in Canada. Decreasing Pathologist Supply and Uncertain Outcomes. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2012;136:90–94; doi: 10.5858/arpa.2011-0188-OA
  • Paulin H, Geldenhuys L, Naugler C. Predictors of an unsatisfactory conventional cervical cytology smear. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2011;33(7):725-8
  • Fogo AB, Bostad L, Svarstad E, Cook WJ, Moll S, Barbey F, Geldenhuys L, West M, Ferluga D, Vujkovac B, Howie AJ, Burns A, Reeve R, Waldek S, Noël LH, Grünfeld JP, Valbuena C, Oliveira JP, Müller J, Breunig F, Zhang X, Warnock DG; all members of the International Study Group of Fabry Nephropathy (ISGFN). Scoring system for renal pathology in Fabry disease: report of the International Study Group of Fabry Nephropathy (ISGFN). Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2010;25(7):2168-77
  • Geldenhuys L. Pathology in Canada. The Bulletin of the Royal College of Pathologists 2010;152;199-201
  • Geldenhuys L, Naugler CT. Impact of a reporting template on thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology reporting and cytohistologic concordance. Journal of Cytology 2009;26(3):105-8
  • Vaninetti N, Williams L, Geldenhuys L, Porter GA, Guernsey DL, Casson AG. Regulation of CDX2 expression in esophageal adenocarcinoma. Mol Carcinog. 2009;48:965-74
  • Zhang S, Macdonald KA, Baguma-Nibasheka M, Geldenhuys L, Casson AG, Murphy PR. Alternative splicing and differential subcellular localization of the rat FGF antisense gene product. BMC Mol Biol. 2008;9:10
  • Vaninetti NM, Geldenhuys L, Porter GA, Risch H, Hainaut P, Guernsey DL, Casson AG. Inducible nitric oxide synthase and nitric oxide-induced damage in the molecular pathogenesis of Barrett esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Mol Carcinog. 2008;47:275-85


  • Coordinator
    • Co-coordinator Pathobiology of Cancer Course, PATH 5040.01
  • Lecturer
    • Cytotechnology, DCYT 2010
    • PATH 5040.01
    • PATH 5050.03
  • Resident teaching
    • Pathology residents
    • Nephrology residents and fellows
    • Gynaecology residents

Interested in receiving applications from:

  • Summer students: No
  • Medical students for projects: No
  • Residents for projects: Yes
  • Prospective Graduate students: Willing to serve as committee member
  • Prospective Postdoctoral fellows: No