Laurette Geldenhuys



Phone: 902-473-7334
Fax: 902-473-7978
Mailing Address: 
Room 742, Mackenzie Building,
5788 University Avenue,
Halifax, NS, B3H 1V8


Degrees and professional designations

  • Laboratory Medical Director Advanced Practical Pathology Program Certificate, College of American Pathologists, 2015
  • 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 nephropathology and gynecological pathology. She also has an interest in medical education and the history of medicine.

Selected publications

  • Brijmohan AS, Batchu SN, Majumder S, Alghamdi TA, Thieme K, McGaugh S, Liu Y, Advani SL, Bowskill BB, Kabir MG, Geldenhuys L, Siddiqi FS and Advani A. HDAC6 Inhibition Promotes Transcription Factor EB Activation and Is Protective in Experimental Kidney Disease. Front. Pharmacol. 2018;9:34. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2018.00034
  • Majumder S, Thieme K, Batchu S, Alghamdi T, Bowskill B, Kabir G, Liu Y, Advani S, White KE, Geldenhuys L, Tennankore K, Poyah P, Siddiqi F, Advani A. Shifts in podocyte histone H3K27me3 regulate mouse and human glomerular disease. J Clin Invest. 2018 Jan 2;128(1):483-499. doi: 10.1172/JCI95946. Epub 2017 Dec 11.
  • Colgan TJ, Geldenhuys L, Dvorakova M, Sekhon H, Auger M. Cervical screening recommendations in Canada – are they credible if policy advisors are advocates for the laboratory diagnostic industry? Canadian Journal of Pathology, 2016;8(3):6-7
  • Cimen S, Geldenhuys L, Guler S, Imamoglu A, Molinari M. Impact of specimen adequacy on the assessment of renal allograft biopsy specimens. Braz J Med Biol Res. 2016;49(4):e5301. doi: 10.1590/1414-431X20165301. Epub 2016 Apr 26.
  • Mitera G, Camuso N, Banerjee D, Geldenhuys L, Henderson R, Magee F, McLachlin M, Raab S, Rahmeh T, Ravinsky E, Têtu B, Trotter M, Wolber R, Bajaj P, Srigley J. Quality Assurance for Pathology in Canada –Is There Room for Improvement? Canadian Journal of Pathology, 2015;7(2):25-31
  • Geldenhuys L, Nicholson P, Sinha N, Dini A, Doucette S, Alfaadhel T, Keough V, West M. Percutaneous native renal biopsy adequacy: A successful interdepartmental quality improvement activity. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease, 2015;2:8
  • Cheung CC, Banerjee D, Barnes PJ, Berendt RC, Butany J, Canil S, Clarke BA, El-Zimaity H, Garratt J, Geldenhuys L, Gilks CB, Manning L, Mengel M, Perez-Ordonez B, Pilavdzic D, Riddell R, Swanson PE, Torlakovic EE. Canadian Association of Pathologists-Association canadienne des pathologistes National Standards Committee for High Complexity Testing/Immunohistochemistry: Guidelines for the preparation, release, and storage of unstained archived diagnostic tissue sections for immunohistochemistry. Am J Clin Pathol. 2014 Nov;142(5):629-33
  • Geldenhuys L. Faire une demande d’agrément de prestataire de DPC. Le Spécialiste, 2014;16(HS-1):34-35


  • Lecturer
    • Dalhousie Medical School, Metabolism II, Nephrology
  • Resident teaching
    • Pathology residents
    • Nephrology residents and fellows

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