Dr. Zu-hua Gao obtained his Medical degree from Qingdao Medical College, Masters degree from Harbin Medical University, and PhD degree from Peking Union Medical College. Dr. Gao received his post-doctoral fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, pathology residency training at Dalhousie University, and subspecialty pathology fellowship at the University of Chicago. As a general surgical pathologist, Dr. Gao’s clinical expertise is primarily on diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. As an educator, Dr. Gao teaches pathology courses to undergraduate medical students, and supervises graduate students, residents and fellows. Dr. Gao has written two text books: the LMCC Clinical Skills book for medical students and the Pathology Review book for pathology residents. As a well-funded research scientist, Dr. Gao has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and over 50 abstracts and meeting presentations. Dr. Gao has received many awards including the Junior Scientist Award in Canada in 2003 and the Distinguished Overseas Scholar Award by the City of Beijing in 2010. As an administrator, Dr. Gao was the Head of Anatomical Pathology and Cytopathology at the University of Calgary, including 5 university-affiliated hospitals, between 2007-2011. Dr. Gao is currently the Pathologist-in-Chief at the McGill University Health Center which encompases 6 university-affiliated hospitals and the Chair for the Department of Pathology at McGill University which includes 8 university-affiliated hospitals. Dr. Gao's main areas of research focus on neoplastic and non-neoplastic liver diseases, and colon cancer.