Our Molecular Medicine Experts

Dr. Shari Ramsaran

Dr. Shari Ramsaran was exposed to the corridors of laboratory medicine since childhood and it’s safe to say ‘it’s in her blood’. She holds a strong dedication to providing the absolute best to every patient and to offering first-world possibilities in healthcare. The majority of her medical training occurred in Ireland and the United Kingdom. She gained her medical degree at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and has remained a very proud alumni member. She then pursued Clinical Biochemistry in Manchester at the University of Manchester following which she gained clinical laboratory experience and was instrumental in the establishment and maintenance of standards of covid-19 testing across several private healthcare entities in Trinidad and Tobago and several Caribbean islands. She later attended the prestigious Imperial College London where she completed a degree in Molecular Medicine and participated in research learning advanced molecular techniques and analytical methods. She consistently reminds that the patient is the most important part of any practice and that there is no room for mediocrity in healthcare.

Future goals strive towards offering an even wider scope in Molecular Medicine and making this service available and accessible for all in Trinidad and Tobago.

Dr. Balmiki Ramsaran

Dr. Bal Ramsaran is the Founder and Medical Laboratory Director of the St. Augustine Medical Laboratory. He is the holder of a PhD in Chemical Pathology from Leeds University, England, and has over 40 years experience in Laboratory Medicine. 

Dr. Ramsaran is a longstanding member of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, American Association of Clinical Pathology and European Association of Hematology.

His focus remains to offer first-world medical practice in Trinidad and the wider Caribbean. With his unparallel drive and dedication, he stands as an external advisor in this new mission.

Mr. Terrance Awai

Mr. Awai holds a Bachelor of Science in Pure and Applied Chemistry followed by a post graduate diploma in Management from the University of the West Indies. He is certified as an IRCA Lead Auditor (International Register of Certified Auditors – Institute of Quality Assurance, UK) and an IRCA Registered Principal Auditor- ISO 9001. He is an expert in quality management systems performing over 100 audits in the chemical, construction, packaging, energy and training institutions. His portfolio has since been expanded to laboratory accreditation. He successfully realized the international accreditation (ISO 15189) of St. Augustine Medical Laboratory Ltd. including every test offered in the Molecular Diagnostics department-This is  the first of its kind in the region. He is in imminent pursuit of same for STAML, Molecular Medicine.

Our Affiliates

Dr. Kavi Capildeo
MBBS(UWI), MRCP (UK), DM (UWI), FRCP (Edin), ESMD CERT, SPECIAL CERT (Medical Oncology – Royal College).
Dr Rajini Haraksingh
Phd Yale University (US), Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Genetics Stanford University
Dr. Mickhaiel Barrow

Dr. Mickhaiel Barrow is a Consultant Cellular Pathologist currently based at Port of Spain General Hospital and his private practice, Microlab, where he works with Dr. Shaheeba Barrow, Consultant Cellular Pathologist. He completed his medical training in the UK and worked as a consultant at Manchester Royal Infirmary before returning home. He reports on a wide range of histology and cytology samples. He is interested in broadening the horizons of pathology services through the use of digital pathology in addition to integrating conventional pathology with molecular diagnostics.