Andre Mattman

Medical Biochemist
Division Head, Chemistry


I was raised and educated in BC including completion of my MD and Medical Biochemistry residency training. I have worked at St. Paul's Hospital since 2009 and have enjoyed working in this patient focused chemistry lab where I spend 70% of my time, as well as at Vancouver General Hospital where I have a weekly clinic treating adult patients with inborn errors of metabolism. Finally, I am an educator directing the UBC Medical Biochemistry Residency Training Program and chairing the Royal College National Specialty Committee.

More recently, I have taken my interest in addressing the climate crisis on a personal level into my work as a medical biochemist. I am promoting a seismic shift in our medical model of care such that decisions on support for medical programs, and particularly for those contingent on laboratory testing, are reviewed from a quadruple bottom line: a) QALY (in current generation), b) Safety (in current generation), c) Resource cost to current and future generations (in a limited resource planet in which we live), d) and pollution cost (in a planet tipping over pollution boundaries that will irrevocably change health care options for future generations).

Academic Background

  • Medical Biochemistry Residency Training Program, UBC 1998 – 2003
  • MD, Medicine, University of British Columbia. 1993-1997

Awards and Recognition

The UBC Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


Research Interest

I have been co-investigator for a number of research projects involved with inborn errors of metabolism, including mitochondrial disease, alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, and IgG4 related disease.

Current Projects In My Lab Include

Reviewing the climate implications of doubling the screening rate for type 2 gestational diabetes mellitus by following the Canadian Diabetes Association protocol for the alternative option, as opposed to the preferred option.

Teaching Interest

I have been the medical biochemistry residency training program director since between 2004 and 2015 and now have returned for an additional term as program director.

In June 2023, I completed a 7 year term as the chair for the Royal College national subspecialty committee for medical biochemistry.


Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
St. Paul's Hospital, 1081 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6