Jay Kalra



Dr. Kalra received his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Biochemistry and Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's. After finishing his internship in St. John's he completed his residency training for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Specialty in Ottawa to receive Certification in Medical Biochemistry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He has published extensively and is the author of the book “Medical Errors and Patient Safety: Strategies to reduce and disclose medical errors and improve patience safety.” He has served as Head of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Saskatoon Health Region. Currently he is a Professor of Pathology in the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.


Area of Interest

1. Ischemia reperfusion Injury – role of oxygen free radicals and antioxidants in various clinical diseases including heart failure and atherosclerosis

2. Quality Care and Patient Safety

3. Laboratory Utilization in Healthcare

4. Medical Error & Disclosure of Adverse Events

5. Total Quality Management in Laboratory Medicine

top publication

1 Baniak, N., Campos-Baniak, G., Mulla, A., and Kalra, J. 2015. Vitreous Humour: A Short Review on Post-mortem Applications. J Clin Exp Pathol. 5(1): 1-7
2 Entwistle, M., Kalra, J. 2014. Barriers to Medical Error Disclosure: An Organizing Framework and Themes for Future Research. Austin J Pathol Lab Med. 1(2): 1-6
3 Kalra, J., Entwistle, M. 2014. Medical Error Disclosure and Professionalism: The Right Thing To Do. Annals of Clinical Pathology. 2(2): 1022-1023
4 Kalra, J., Kalra N, Baniak N. 2013. Medical Error, Disclosure and Patient Safety: A Global View of Quality Care (Review Article). Clinical Biochemistry. 46: 1161-69
5 Chadha, R., Singh, A., Kalra, J. 2012. Lean and queuing integration for the transformation of health care processes: A lean healthcare model. Clinical Governance: an International Journal. 17: 191-99
6 Kalra, J., Entwistle L., Suryavanshi S., Chadha, R. 2010. Quality Assessment using concordance and discordance rates in medical findings. Clinical Governance: An International Journal 15(2): 128-133
7 Chadha, R., Kalra, J. 2010. Lean Six Sigma: Window of Opportunity. Quality Progress. March 2010, 32-39
8 Mohamed, A., Waris, H.M., Ramadan, H., Qureshi, M., Kalra, J. 2009. Amelioration of chronic relapsing experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis using thymoquinone. J Biomed Sci Instrum 45: 274-279
9 Meng, Q., Zhu, S., Booth, C., Stevens, L., Bertsch, B., Qureshi, M., and Kalra, J. 2006. Impact of the Cardiac Troponin Testing Algorithm on Excessive and InappropriateTroponin Test Requests. Am J Clin Pathol 126: 195-199
10 Kalra, J., Massey, K., Mulla, A. 2005. Disclosure of Medical Error: Policies and Practice (practice article) Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 98(7): 307-309
11 Kalra, J., 2005. Disclosure of Medical Error Peter Gooderham, Cardif Lay School, Museum Avenue Cardiff, UK Authors Reply, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 98 (9): 437
12 Kalra, J., Massey, K., Mulla, A. 2005. Medical Error Disclosure: A catch -22 (Featured article) Royal College Outlook 2: 5-7
13 Mulla, A., Massey, K.L., Kalra, J. 2005. Vitreous Humor Biochemical Constituents- Evaluation of Between-Eye Differences. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. 26:146-149
14 Kalra, J. 2004. Medical errors: an introduction to concepts. Clinical Biochemistry 37:1043-1051
15 Kalra, J. 2004. Medical errors: impact on clinical laboratories and other critical areas. Clinical Biochemistry 37: 1052-1062
16 Kalra, J. 2004. Medical errors: overcoming the challenges. Clinical Biochemistry 37:1063-1071
17 Kalra, J., Massey, K.L., Mulla A. 2004. Disclosure of errors. Health Affairs (Millwood) 23(6): 273-274
18 Kalra, J. 2004. E-letter to CMAJ Nov 15 Mandatory Error Reporting in Saskatchewan. Can Med Assoc J, 171:1158, http:/www.cmaj.ca/cgi/eletters/171/10/1158-a
19 Shuaib, A., Yang, Y., Siddiqui, M.M., Kalra, J. 1998. Intra-arterial Urokinase Produces Significant Attenuation of Infarction Volume in an Embolic Focal Ischemia Model. Experimental Neurology. 154: 330-335
20 Kakkar, R., Mantha, S.V., Radhi, J., Prasad, K., Kalra, J. 1998. Increased oxidative stress in rat liver and pancreas during progression of streptozotocin-induced diabetes. Clinical Science. 94: 623-632
21 Prasad, K., Mantha, S.V., Kalra, J., Lee, P. 1997 Prevention of hypercholesterolemic atherosclerosis by garlic, an antioxidant. J. Cardiovasc. Pharmacol. Therapeutics, 2:309-319
22 Kapoor, R., Kalra, J., Prasad, K. 1997. Cardiac depression and cellular injury in hemorrhagic shock and re-infusion: Role of free radicals. Mol. Cell. Biochem, 176:291-301