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Expert in Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Lab Director, Lab Diagnostics, Medical Technology, Hosp, Testing

Expert ID: 731601 Connecticut, USA

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Expert is a clinical laboratory scientist with thirty years of experience in the industry covering laboratories in the hospital, national reference, and large physician office settings. He is the founder of a consulting company which began in 2009. The company's mission is to provide the highest quality consulting services to the physician office laboratory (POL) community. This involves current and accurate scientific and regulatory information to assist the POLs in providing the highest quality laboratory services to their patients. He has extensive experience and is currently the director of a large physician office laboratory (POL) for a ninety physician multi-specialty group practice in central Connecticut. The laboratory serves physician practices at several locations. This independent laboratory is comprised of a central laboratory covering hematology, chemistry, special chemistry, serology, urinalysis; and four “off-site” drawing stations. He has a full budget and capital expense responsibilities. This group practice is affiliated with the hospital of central Connecticut. Expert has previous experience (10/90 to 7/01) as a medical technologist/serological purchaser specializing in microbiology, immunology, and molecular diagnostics. This national reference lab specialized in microbiology, immunology, and molecular diagnostics. Immunology/molecular Dept Duties: Immunoassay procedures including EIA, Western Blot, RIBA, IFA, and DFA. PCR, Virology, Antibiotic levels, RIA, and Latex Agglutination. Used Roche Amplicor analyzer, Vidas, Array, Quantum II, TDX, Labotech, Anthos, and PPC. Developed Donor Sourcing program (Immunology). Developed business with the biotech industry. Tick-borne assay development. Negotiated contracts for the purchase of blood products including recovered plasma, serum, clinical trial samples, etc. Chaired Continuing Education Committee. Equipment Coordinator. Project Manager - Clinical Trials. His additional experience: Laboratory Technical Supervisor, 2/87 to 10/90. Duties: Responsible for a staff of eleven Medical Technologists, Specimen Processors, and Phlebotomists covering hematology, special chemistry, chemistry, microbiology, and urinalysis. Other duties included new employee training, QC review, troubleshooting instruments, and extensive reference lab work. Medical Technologist, 7/84 to 2/87. Medical Technologist, 7/83 to 7/84.

Consulting Examples:
1. Expert is the founder of consulting company which began in 2009. The company's mission is to provide the highest quality consulting services to the physician office laboratory (POL) community. His areas of expertise are in the management of POL operations, CLIA regulations, LIS & EMR interfaces.
2. Expert was asked by Roche Diagnostics to attend a Physician Laboratory Consultant Summit in Indianapolis, IN. The summit was hosted by Gerard Byrne, National Sales Director with an agenda of understanding the needs of physician office laboratory consultants throughout the US.
3. He has consulted on numerous teleconferences with Gerson Lehrman Group since 2010. These consulting projects included the following topics: Clinical diagnostics purchasing trends, POCT, National reference laboratories, Phlebotomy trends, etc.
4. Expert has consulted on numerous teleconferences with Guidepoint Global on topics ranging from clinical lab director perspectives to hospital lab budgets. Additionally, he has consulted for the following firms; Enterprise Analysis Corp., Health Care Direct, Inc.,Healthcare Research Consulting Group, Olsen Research Group Inc., Deyta, The Impact Marketing Group, IntMR, Ipos/Synovate Healthcare, Scientia Advisors, MDLinx.
5. Expert is a member of Roche Diagnostics Strategic Advisory Network. Mission: Collaboration: Exchange ideas, discuss challenges & brainstorm solutions with other healthcare executives who are evolving their business and service models to meet emerging market dynamics. Jack Phillips,President and CEO, Roche Diagnostics Corporation.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Medical Technology Institution: The University of South Florida

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Laboratory Director Department: Laboratory Responsibilities: Expert is currently the director of a large physician office laboratory (POL) for a ninety physician multi-specialty group practice in central Connecticut. The laboratory serves physician practices at several locations. This independent laboratory is comprised of a central laboratory covering hematology, chemistry, special chemistry, serology, urinalysis; and four “off-site” drawing stations. He has a full budget and capital expense responsibilities.
Years: 1990 to 2001 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Medical technologist/Serological purchaser Department: Immunology and Molecular diagnostics Responsibilities: Expert's responsibilities; immunoassay procedures including EIA, Western Blot, RIBA, IFA, and DFA. PCR, Virology, Antibiotic levels, RIA, and Latex Agglutination. Used Vidas, Array, Quantum II, TDX, Labotech, Anthos, Cobas, and PPC. Developed Donor Sourcing Program (Immunology). Developed business with the biotech industry, negotiating contracts for the purchase of blood products including recovered plasma, serum, clinical trial samples, etc. Chaired Continuing Education Committee. Equipment Coordinator. Project Manager - Clinical Trials.
Years: 1987 to 1990 Employer: Holmes Regional Medical Center Title: Technical supervisor Department: Hospital laboratory Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for a staff of eleven Medical technologists, Specimen processors, and phlebotomists covering hematology, special chemistry, chemistry, microbiology, and urinalysis. Other duties included new employee training, QC review, troubleshooting instruments, and extensive reference lab work.
Years: 1984 to 1987 Employer: Cape Canaveral Hospital Title: Medical Technologist Department: Laboratory Responsibilities: He was a generalist in the central laboratory including hematology, chemistry, blood bank, and serology.
Years: 1983 to 1984 Employer: University Hospital of Jacksonville (Shands) Title: Medical Technologist Department: Laboratory Responsibilities: Expert was a generalist in the central laboratory including hematology, chemistry, blood bank, and microbiology.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1972 to 1975 Agency: US Army Role: Medical Corpsman Description: He served for three years on active duty as a medical corpsman. This included rotations in a cancer ward of an Army hospital.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He has been accepted by and is a member of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA). He is also active in his local "Baystate" chapter. He has been accepted by and is a member of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC).
Licenses / Certifications
He is certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification as a clinical laboratory scientist. He is certified by the federal government as a clinical laboratory director - NPI.
Awards / Recognition
He was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Connecticut Eye Bank & Visual Research Foundation, Inc.
Medical / Professional
He completed the University Hospital of Jacksonville/USF school of medical technology internship.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Practice managers meetings - Grove Hill Medical Centers: Presented Quest diagnostics Care360 interface and HL7 file information to administrative staff. Presented SRS (EMR) uploading of lab results and LabDAQ LIS functionality to administrative staff.
Vendor Selection
He evaluates and selects all diagnostic vendors who provide laboratory reagents and analyzers for Grove Hill Medical Center's six CLIA certified laboratories.
Marketing Experience
Expert has extensive experience in the industry covering laboratories in the hospital, national reference, and large physician office settings. He has directed a large POL w/six off-site CLIA locations for the past twelve years. He is the founder of a consulting company which began in 2009. The company's mission is to provide the highest quality consulting services to the physician office laboratory (POL) community. Expert's areas of expertise are in the management of POL operations, CLIA regulations, LIS & EMR interfaces.

He continues to attend most of the leading industry symposiums to stay on top of emerging clinical lab and diagnostic trends: CLMA KnowledgeLab `13 Orlando, FL (4/13) LabDAQ User’s Group Meeting(CGM)Boston, MA(9/12) Executive War College (Dark Report) New Orleans, LA (5/12) Physician Laboratory Consultant Summit, (Roche Diag.) Indianapolis, IN (4/12) Symposium for Clinical Laboratories (COLA) Atlanta, GA (4/11) CLMA ThinkLab ’10 Las Vegas, NV (5/10) CLMA ThinkLab ’09 Tampa, FL (5/09) 23rd Physician’s Office Laboratory Symposium (COLA) St Louis, MO (5/08) AACC Annual Meeting San Diego, CA (7/07)

His professional certifications:CLS ASCP, CLMA, AACC, NPI

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