Dr. Olga M. Pulido


Dr. Olga M. Pulido
Adjunct Professor, Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Office: 1-613-866-3066
Mobile: 1-416-368-5238
Work E-mail: opulido@uottawa.ca
Personal E-mail: olgamarpb@gmail.com


Dr. Olga M. Pulido  M.D., M.Sc., ABPath, FIATP



Fellow of the International Academy of Toxicologic Pathology (FIATP) (2000) http://www.iatpfellows.org

Medical Specialist in Anatomical Pathology. American Board of Pathology, USA (1977)

Master of Science, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (1978)

Licensed Physician & Surgeon, State of Illinois, USA (Reg. # 036-057842 (1975-2020)

Licensed Physician, Provincial Medical Board of Nova Scotia, Canada (Reg. # 7027; 1988-2014)

Medical Doctor (MD), Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela (1967)


Training and Certifications:

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, CA

Medical Residence in Laboratory Medicine & Anatomical Pathology, Queen's University, ON, CA

Postgraduate Medical Training for Foreign Physicians, University of Miami, USA

Certificate from the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), USA

F.L.E.X. Medical Licensing Examination, State of Illinois, USA

Certificate for Foreign Physicians from the Medical Council of Canada


Employment History:

Senior Medical Advisor, Specialist in Toxicologic Pathology and Head of Pathology, Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB), Health Canada (HC), (1992-2013)

Medical Officer, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Allergy, Bureau of Pharmaceutical Assessment, Therapeutic Program, HPFB, HC 1989-1992

Medical Advisor, Disability Assessment, Canada Pension Plan, 1988-89

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, CA, 1982-88

Staff Physician, Armed Forces Hospital, Caracas Venezuela, 1967-72

Staff Physician, Institute of Hygiene, and Ministry of Public Health, Caracas Venezuela 1967-72


Special Projects:

  • Invited Professor- PhD Program in Neurotoxicology & Psychopharmacology “Universidad of Riviera i Virgili (Tarragona) and University of Almeria, Spain, 2005-2007
  • Member of the Joint FAO/IOC/WHO ad hoc Expert Consultation on biotoxins in bivalve mollusks Oslo, Norway, 26–30 September 2004
  • Program manager and spokesperson for the controversial file submission on the fat substitute “Olestra.”. Preparation of ministerial briefings and questions & answers for media communication. Food Directorate, Health Products and Foods Branch, Health Canada. 97-98
  • Expert Committee on Drug and Pharmacotherapy, Ontario Medical Association 2000-2005
  • A/Head, Emergency Drug/ Therapeutic Products under investigation, Access Section, Therapeutic Program, Health Canada,1990



  • Mentor: Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)(on going)
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Constituency Council Advisory Group, Toronto, Ontario.(on going).
  • Alumni Career Mentor for Graduate Students, School of Graduate Studies Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.(on going).
  • Career Development and Outreach Committee, Society of Toxicologic Pathology (2011-14)
  • Selection Committee, International Academy of Toxicologic Pathology (2011-2014).
  • Director for the Americas, Board of Directors, International Academy of Toxicologic Pathology. 2009-2011.
  • Scientific Committee of the International Neurotoxicology Association (INA), 2003-5.
  • Society of Toxicologic Pathology Scientific and Regulatory Policy Committee, 2005-2006.
  • Organizer and Chair for Continuing Education Course on Developmental Neuropathology, Society of Toxicologic Pathologists, 2006.
  • Member of Special Threat Assessment Group (STAG), Health Canada 1994-2000
  • M.D. Executive, Professional Institute of the Public Services of Canada 1991-1999.
  • Tri-Faculty Committee on International Health, Ottawa University 1991-.2000.
  • Multicultural Health Coalition, Multicultural Centre, Hamilton, Ontario 86-88.
  • Organization and Co-Chair: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Trans-cultural Health, Hamilton- Wentworth Region.  McMaster University and Minister of Citizenship and Culture of Ontario. Hamilton, 1987.



  • Olga M. Pulido and Sabine Francke. Chapter 19, Food and Toxicologic Pathology. In Haschek and Rousseaux’s Eds. Handbook of Toxicologic Pathology 4th edition, Vol; 2, Elsevier, 2021 (In preparation)
  • Olga M Pulido. Prologo del Libro “Participación Ciudadana Y Sustentabilidad Para Cartagena De Indias”. Autores Yesid Iván de la Espriella Mendoza; José Alejandro Machado Jiménez, Teófilo Omar Boyano Fram,  Diego Alonso Cardona Arbeláez. Universidad Libre, Colombia, Cartagena de Indias, 2021
  • Olga M. Pulido; Teófilo Omar Boyano. Editorial: Globalización, Alimentos y Salud Pública.  Gerencia Libre • Volumen 6 • 11 - 15 • Dic 2019 - Nov 2020 • ISSN: 2422 – 1732, p 11
  • Pulido OM (2016) Phycotoxins by Harmful Algal Blooms (HABS) and Human Poisoning: An Overview. Int Clin Pathol J 2(6): 00062. DOI:10.15406/icpjl.2016.02.00062
  • Pulido Olga M. “Letter to the Editor GHFBB; Response to Peña AS: What Is the Best Histopathological Classification for Celiac Disease? Does It Matter?”. Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench  (2016) 9.1: 68–69.
  • La Vieille S, Pulido OM, Abbott M, Koerner TB, Godefroy S. Celiac disease and gluten-free oats: A Canadian position based on a literature review. Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Sep 30. pii: 17129
  • Pulido OM. Marine Algal Toxins: Seafood Safety, Human Health and Beyond. Oceanography 2014, 2: e111. doi:10.4172/2332-2632.1000e111
  • Olga M Pulido. Chapter 8. Domoic Acid: Biological Effects and Health Implications. In Rossini, Gian Paolo, ed. Toxins and Biologically Active Compounds from Microalgae. Vol. 2. Biologicl Effects and Risk Management. Section 2. Impact of Toxic Microalgae and Microalgal Toxins on Biological Systems. CRC Press, 2014, pp 219-252
  • Pulido O, Zarkadas M, Dubois S, Macisaac K, Cantin I, La Vieille S, Godefroy, S, Rashid M. Clinical features and symptom recovery on a gluten-free diet in Canadian adults with celiac disease. Can J Gastroenterol. 2013 Aug; 27(8):449-53
  • Olga M. Pulido and Santokh Gill. Chapter 35, Food and Toxicologic Pathology: An Introduction. Haschek and Rousseaux’s Eds. Handbook of Toxicologic Pathology 3e, VOLUME II – Safety Assessment including Current and Emerging Issues in Toxicologic Pathology Part 3 – Food and the Environment: Selected Toxic Agents.  Elsevier, 2013. pp 1051-1073
  • S. Gill, W. Bowers, J. Nakai, I. Chu, D. Moir, A.Yagminas, R. Mueller and O. Pulido. Effects of Environmentally Relevant Mixtures of Persistent Organic Pollutants on the Developmental Neurobiology in Rats. Toxicol Pathol 41:38-47,2013
  • Marion Zarkadas , Sheila Dubois , Krista MacIsaac , Isabelle Cantin, Mohsin Rashid, Karen C. Roberts, Sébastien La Vieille, Samuel Godefroy, Olga M. Pulido Living With Celiac Disease and A Gluten-Free Diet: A Canadian Perspective. J Hum Nutr Diet. 28:10-23, 2012
  • Zoë Gillespie, Olga Pulido and Elizabeth Vavasour. Risk Assessment Approaches for Carcinogenic Food Contaminants.  International Food Risk Analysis Journal Volume 1, Issue 1, Sep 2011
  • Dr O. Pulido; Prof J-M. Frémy;Dr R. Munday, Dr M.A. Quilliam: Cyclic imines (gymnodimine,spirolides, pinnatoxins, pteriatoxins prorocentrolide and spiro-prorocentrimine) in Lawrence, J.; Loreal, H.; Toyofuku, H.; Hess, P.; Karunasagar, I.; Ababouch, L. (EDS) Assessment and management of biotoxin risks in bivalve molluscs. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 551. Rome, FAO. 2011. 99 pp.
  • Dr R Andrew Tasker; Dr T. Kuiper-Goodman; Dr O. Pulido, Dr J. F. Lawrence.: Domoic Acid. In in Lawrence, J.; Loreal, H.; Toyofuku, H.; Hess, P.; Karunasagar, I.; Ababouch, L. (EDS) Assessment and management of biotoxin risks in bivalve molluscs. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 551. Rome, FAO. 2011. 111pp.
  • Pulido Olga M. Chapter 1. Immune-mediated adverse reactions to dietary proteins. In Allergen Management in the Food Industry, Editors: Joyce I. Boye and Samuel Godefroy; John Wiley & Sons Publishing Co. 2010, pp 3-32.
  • Pulido Olga M., Gillespie Z, and Godefroy SB. Chapter 4. The Canadian criteria for the establishment of new priority food allergens: evidences for the inclusion of mustard and insufficient evidences for garlic and onion as priority allergens in Canada. In Allergen Management in the Food Industry, Editors: Joyce I. Boye and Samuel Godefroy; John Wiley & Sons Publishing Co. 2010, pp 75-130

Fields of Interest

  • Mentoring and Peer Reviewing
  • Food Safety
  • Toxicologic Pathology and Public Health
  • Microbiota
  • Food Allergies and Sensitivities
  • Gluten Related Disorders (GRDs)
  • Environmental and Mental Health
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