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Kiril Trpkov




Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute

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Office: Rockyview General Hospital

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Educational Background

MD Anatomical Pathology, University of Alberta, 2000


Dr. Kiril Trpkov is a Professor of Pathology at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is an academic pathologist and a Genitourinary Pathology Group Leader at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cuming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. He is also a consultant for the Southern Alberta Institute of Urology and the Tom Baker Cancer Center in Calgary, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Anatomical Pathology) and he is certified with the American Board of Pathology.

Dr. Trpkov has established the Anatomical Pathology Laboratory at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary, Alberta as one of the largest centralized Uropathology Centres in Canada and North America. He has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles, numerous book chapters, and other scholarly contributions. Dr. Trpkov has given lectures, courses, slide seminars, and workshops in Uropathology on all continents. 

Dr. Trpkov has been involved with several national and international organizations, such as the United States Canadian Society of Pathology (USCAP), International Academy of Pathology (IAP), as well as several international expert panels and committees, including the World Health Organization (WHO), in establishing guidelines and practice standards in Uropathology. Most recently, he led an international genitourinary pathology expert group, assembled by the Genitourinary Pathology Society (GUPS), to provide an update on the novel and emerging renal entities, as well as on the existing renal entities. He was a founding member of the GUPS, established in 2018, as an international subspecialty organization that aims to advance the care of patients with urologic diseases by encouraging best practice, research, and education in urologic pathology. In 2019, he was elected the first President of the GUPS. GUPS currently has more than 600 members from over 60 countries.


Areas of Research

Area of Focus
  • Urologic pathology (prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer)
  • non-neoplastic kidney pathology (including transplant pathology)
Summary of Research

Dr. Trpkov has established the Anatomical Pathology Laboratory at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary, Alberta as one of the largest centralized uropathology centres in Canada and North America. This unique set-up provides an excellent clinical service in uropathology and represents an ideal environment for research and teaching in uropathology for medical students, residents and fellows. His areas of expertise and research interests are focused on urological pathology, including pathology of the kidney, prostate, bladder and testis, and also medical kidney and transplant pathology. His more recent research efforts has focused on characterization of novel renal tumor entities and variants, predictive and prognostic markers in uropathology, and establishing nationally and internationally standardized practice guidelines in urologic pathology.