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 Expert  727693

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


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Colorado (CO)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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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.

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blood serum

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chemistry

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clinical chemistry

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clinical enzymology

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clinical instrumentation

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clinical laboratory

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clinical laboratory equipment

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Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988

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clinical laboratory regulation

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clinical laboratory testing

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clinical measurement

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clinical medicine

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clinical pathology

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clinical toxicology

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control sample

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diagnostic instrument

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drug

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drug blood level determination

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drug metabolism

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drug toxicology

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forensic toxicology

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immunoglobulin

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laboratory accreditation

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laboratory testing

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serum protein

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toxicology

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analytical chemistry

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blood chemistry


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Localities:
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;  and Longmont, Colorado.

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Chief Operations Officer

 

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

2007 to 2008

 

Morph Design

 


 

Vice President, Technical Planning

 

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.

2005 to 2007

 

Oregon Medical Laboratories

 


 

Chief Operations Officer

 

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

1998 to 2005

 

Quest Diagnostics

 

Los Angeles

 

Director, Laboratory Operations

 

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.

1991 to 1998

 

Quest Diagnostics

 

Seattle

 

Scientific Director, Toxicology

 

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.


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 Internships

Clinical Chemistry Post-doctoral fellowship


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 13 publications.


Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Clinical laboratory expert for consulting as a Clinical Lab Advisor.
  • Expert for consulting on Due Dilligence - Clinical Laboratory.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has participated in countless depositions and court hearings as a forensic toxiologist.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2001 to 2005   Japan   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.

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

Market Research:
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.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and 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.


 

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