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Expert in Clinical Laboratory Testing, Interpretation, Quality Assurance and Reporting.

Expert ID: 727693 Colorado, USA

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Expert was trained in clinical chemistry and toxicology and is a Fellow of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry, Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and has over 19 years experience directing clinical laboratories including forensic (drug testing) facilities.

Expert has a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Chemistry from Washington State University.

Expert has been a College of American Pathologist inspector, has conducted over 30 on-site, multi-day inspections. Each of the laboratories he has directed has had College of American Pathologist, CLIA and CMS accreditation.

Expert has experience with most clinical chemistry, hematology, coagulation, toxicology, molecular biology, clinical immunology testing instrumentation, methodologies, and quality control.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Denver, Colorado - Colorado Springs, Colorado - Aurora, Colorado - Fort Collins, Colorado - Arvada, Colorado - Pueblo, Colorado - Westminster, Colorado - Boulder, Colorado - Greeley, Colorado - Longmont, Colorado

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1991 Degree: Post-Doctoral Fellowship Subject: Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology Institution: University of Washington, Laboratory Medicine
Year: 1989 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Analytical Chemistry Institution: University of Washington
Year: 1984 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry and German Institution: Washington State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief Operations Officer Department: Responsibilities: He is responsible for the direct oversight of all laboratory operations (phlebotomy, pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical) including quality, production, medical accuracy, timeliness and efficiency. He achieved and exceeded annual operational budgets. He ensured quality and operational efficiency of core and remote processing centers and remote testing locations.
He managed histology and cytology laboratory functions to provide cost effective, excellent pathology services. He reconfigured entire specimen acquisition supply chain from phlebotomy to reporting to achieve significant improvement in specimen, service and analytical quality.He developed long range laboratory operational plans for instrumentation, staffing and space requirements
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: Morph Design Title: Vice President, Technical Planning Department: Responsibilities: He was responsible for technical, relocation and facilities planning of laboratories. He developed and implemented relocation scenarios and laboratory transition planning. He developed long-term (5 year) instrumentation plans for laboratories. He developed space programs, schematic design and laboratory detailed design for laboratories, utilizing Lean Design principles.
He developed long range laboratory operational plans for instrumentation, staffing and space requirements. He improved laboratory efficiency and workflow processes using lean design methodologies.
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: Oregon Medical Laboratories Title: Chief Operations Officer Department: Responsibilities: He is responsible for the direct oversight of all laboratory operations (phlebotomy, pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical) including quality, production, medical accuracy, timeliness and efficiency. He achieved and exceeded annual operational budgets. He ensured quality and operational efficiency of core and remote processing centers and remote testing locations.
He managed histology and cytology laboratory functions to provide cost effective, excellent pathology services. He reconfigured entire specimen acquisition supply chain from phlebotomy to reporting to achieve significant improvement in specimen, service and analytical quality.He developed long range laboratory operational plans for instrumentation, staffing and space requirements
Years: 1998 to 2005 Employer: Quest Diagnostics Title: Director, Laboratory Operations Department: Los Angeles Responsibilities: He directed technical integration activities for two laboratory integrations; Quest Diagnostics and Unilab (2004-2005), and Quest Diagnostics and SBCL (1999). Responsible for technical design of new facility and for planning of instrument validations and employee selection. He was responsible for more than 275 technical and non-technical employees. He met or exceeded operational budgets four consecutive years. He improved laboratory quality measured by CAP proficiency and inspection results. He continually improved service offerings through added testing methodologies. He was trained in Six Sigma (Certified Green Belt). Extensively used Six Sigma and Lean Design methodologies.
Years: 1991 to 1998 Employer: Quest Diagnostics Title: Scientific Director, Toxicology Department: Seattle Responsibilities: He achieved HHS (NIDA) certification on-budget and on-time. Maintained CAP FUDT accreditation with excellent survey / inspection results. He Directed clinical toxicology functions including comprehensive drug analysis and therapeutic drug monitoring. He reworked testing processes using TQM and continuous improvement techniques to improve turnaround time and reduce cost of testing. He testified in court numerous times to support and defend toxicological services.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2001 to 2005 Country / Region: Japan Summary: He was the primary business contact for a large clinical laboratory in Tokyo, Japan. They received all the sendout specimens from this account which accounted for a large number of Japanese sendouts.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a member of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC), he is board certified by American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC), he is a fellow of the Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (FACB)
Licenses / Certifications
D(ABCC), Clinical Chemist Scientist (California)
Medical / Professional
Clinical Chemistry Post-doctoral fellowship
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 13 publications.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has participated in countless depositions and court hearings as a forensic toxiologist.
Vendor Selection
He developed long-term (5 year) instrumentation plans for all laboratories that he worked in and developed relationships with all the major clinical laboratory vendors.
Marketing Experience
He is board certified in clinical chemistry, a member of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry and is knowledgeable about all areas of clinical laboratory science.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Ich habe meine laetze Jahr bei der Universitat Bonn Chemie studiert and dort gewohnt. I bin nach Deutschland mehrmal gereist.

Fields of Expertise

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