Dr. Daniel Holmes, MD

Daniel is a medical biochemist who leads a hospital-based laboratory medicine program that has been using tandem mass spectrometry for routine and esoteric clinical testing since 2008. His department’s clinical mass spectrometry focus is reflected in its research and teaching interests.

Daniel is head and medical director of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is a clinical professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

His research interests include clinical endocrinology with a focus on secondary hypertension, lipidology, clinical mass spectrometry and laboratory medicine informatics applied to data automation, visualization and clinical utilization. He has a particular interest and expertise in the application of the R statistical programming language to clinical laboratory medicine and process automation.

“A properly deployed mass spectrometry program scratches all the itches: it is automated so it can scale, it doesn’t use proprietary reagents so it is inexpensive and because of mass spec, it measures what you say it measures.”

Daniel Holmes