Vrajesh K. Pandya, PhD

Vrajesh K. Pandya, PhD, DABCC

Medical Director: Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology

Assistant Professor (Clinical), University of Utah School of Medicine


  • Clinical chemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Cancer biomarkers


  • Doctorate—University of Alberta
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship—Biochemistry, University of Alberta
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship—Clinical Chemistry, University of Utah School of Medicine


  • American Board of Clinical Chemistry (Clinical Chemistry)

Research Interests

  • Renal function testing
  • Cancer biomarkers
  • Interferences in laboratory assays
  • Drugs of abuse
  • Testing in alternative specimen types


  • AACC Annual Meeting Travel Award (North American Chinese Clinical Chemists Association, 2021)
  • Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator (Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, 2021)
  • Medical and Scientific Learning Exchange Program (Siemens Healthineers, 2021)  
  • Oral presentation award at Residents and Fellows Research Grand Rounds (Department of Pathology, University of Utah, 2021)
  • MSACL LC-MS/MS 101 Course Scholarship (SCIEX, 2021)
  • Best PhD Thesis in Biochemistry (Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, 2019)
  • Oral Presentation Award (Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute, 2019)
  • CSCC Annual Meeting Travel Award (Graduate Students’ Association, University of Alberta, 2019)
  • Canadian Cancer Research Conference Travel Award (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2017)
  • Canadian Cancer Research Conference Travel Award (Cancer Research Institute of Northern Alberta, 2017)
  • Med Star Award for best publication by a graduate student in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (University of Alberta, 2016)
  • Best Poster Award (Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, 2016)
  • Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship (University of Alberta, 2012)
  • Junior Research Fellowship (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, 2012)

Recent Publications