LMP Q&A BUG: Dr. Stefano Serra



The first to be ‘infected’ by the LMP Q&A BUG in 2016 is Dr. Stefano Serra, Gastrointestinal Pathologist. The nomination came from our previous Q&A BUG ‘victim,’ Dr. Ivan Blasutig. Check out Dr. Blasutig’s photo Q&A, HERE.


As an anatomical pathologist sub-specializing in gastrointestinal pathology, Dr. Serra helps in patient diagnoses by examining tissue samples under a microscope and looking for abnormalities at a cellular level. The majority of tissue samples Dr. Serra receives come from the liver, gall bladder, colon, or pancreas.

In addition to diagnoses at the University Health Network, Dr. Serra will also examine and review patient samples from our various partner sites, one of which is Timmins District Hospital. Dr. Serra’s role in Timmins also involves regular visits where he will make diagnoses on-site and check on the pathology work being done there.

Though Dr. Serra’s primary focus is on clinical care, he also dedicates time to research and improving clinical practice. He is one of the 50 plus pathologists working at UHN’s Laboratory Medicine Program, and plays an essential role in many patients’ hospital visits.

To learn a little more on the personal side of Dr. Serra, check out his photo Q&A below. Make sure to read to the end to find out who’s next to be ‘infected’ by the LMP Q&A BUG. It could be you!


Whereabouts do you live and how do you commute to work?



What was your first job?



Favourite meals to make at home?



Favourite TV shows?



What do you do for fun?



If you could be famous for anything, what what it be?



What’s your favourite animal? (Draw it!)



What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the last six months?



If you could bring one thing to a deserted island, what would it be?




Favourite sports team or athlete?



If you had to describe working for LMP in one word, what would it be?


***Though you can’t see it, this answer was given “tongue-in-cheek” 😉


If your friends were to describe you in one word, what would it be?


***Though you can’t see it, this answer was given with a smile 🙂


Because Dr. Serra completed the photo series Q&A he was given the opportunity to pass the bug onto someone else… It’s now with great pleasure we announce the next staff member to be ‘infected’ by the LMP Q&A BUG:

Dr. Rohan John, Renal Pathologist


Have a common interest with Dr. Serra?   – Share it in the comments section!

  • That the lion drawing is probably Top 5 featured in the bug
  • How Fargo is a great show, but no spoilers please!
  • How you’re impressed that Dr. Serra bikes to work each day, and wonder if you could grab a ride via something like this
  • That you’re curious what bottarga is? …Here’s your answer
  • That you’re also curious about the movie La Grand Bellezza? …Here’s the IMDB page 

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