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Organized by AACC, the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board is made up of volunteers from 20 partner societies representing the clinical laboratory profession and other health professions. At least one member expert from each society sits on the Editorial Review Board and contributes to the development and review of all content on the website. Other laboratory professionals as well as experts in a particular field are consulted at times to assist the Editorial Review Board in the review of content. These individuals are acknowledged in the Sources section of the article they review.

Roberta B. Carey, PhD, D (ABMM), CMQ/OE (ASQ)
Former Director of Laboratory Quality Management Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA 
Affiliation: American Society for Microbiology
This activity is being performed by Roberta B. Carey, PhD in her private capacity.
No official support or endorsement by CDC is intended or should be inferred.

Anne Chenoweth, MBA, MT(ASCP)CM, CQA(ASQ)
Director, Accreditation and Quality, AABB
Bethesda, MD
Affiliation: AABB

Alicia Diaz-Thomas, MD, MPH 
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN 
Affiliation: Endocrine Society

D. Robert Dufour, MD 
Emeritus Professor of Pathology, George Washington University
Washington, DC
Affiliation: AACC

James D. Faix, MD
Director of Chemistry and Immunology, Montefiore Medical Center - Moses
Bronx, NY
Affiliation: College of American Pathologists

Shannon Haymond, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Director, Clinical Chemistry and Mass Spectrometry, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Associate Professor of Pathology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
Affiliation: AACC

Thomas Kampfrath, PhD, DABCC
Medical Officer
Medical, Scientific and Statistical Affairs
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
Walpole, MA
Affiliation: AACC

Barbara A. Karczeski, MS, CGC, MA
Genetic Counselor / Clinical Policy Analyst,
eviCORE Healthcare 
Baltimore, MD
Affiliation: National Society of Genetic Counselors

Brooke M. Katzman, PhD
Co-Director, Hospital Clinical Laboratory and Point of Care Testing
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Affiliation: AACC

Anthony Kurec, MS, DLM (ASCP) 
Clinical Asst. Professor, Emeritus
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY 
Affiliation: Clinical Laboratory Management Association

Chuanyi Mark Lu, MD, PhD
Professor and Staff Hematopathologist
VA Medical Center and UCSF Medical Center
Chief, Hematology Laboratories, Lab Medicine Service, VA Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Affiliation: American Society of Hematology

Joseph Lutgring, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Affiliation: Infectious Diseases Society of America

Raquel M. Martinez, PhD, D(ABMM)
System and Core Lab Director 
Clinical and Molecular Microbiology
Geisinger
Danville, PA
Affiliation: American Society for Clinical Pathology

Sharon S. Master, PhD
Independent Consultant
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Affiliation: Association of Public Health Laboratories

James H. Nichols, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN
Affiliation: Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute

Mary Lowery Nordberg, PhD, CLSp(CG, MB)
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
LSU Health/Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
Shreveport, LA
Affiliation: Association for Molecular Pathology

Kathy Nucifora, MPH, MT(ASCP)
Director of Accreditation, COLA
Columbia, MD
Affiliation: COLA

Elizabeth Palavecino, MD
Professor of Pathology
Director Clinical Microbiology
Co-Director, Clinical and Translational Mass Spectrometry Center
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC
Affiliation: AACC

Elissa Passiment, EdM, CLS 
ASCLS, Executive Vice President Emeritus, McLean, VA
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Laboratory Science
Rutgers, School of Health Related Professions
Affiliation: American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

Michael A. Pentella, PhD, D(ABMM)
Clinical Professor, College of Public Health
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Affiliation: Association of Public Health Laboratories

Ron S. Quicho, MS
Project Director, Department of Standards and Survey Methods
Strategic Business Unit Lead, Laboratory Accreditation
Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation
The Joint Commission
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Affiliation: The Joint Commission

Patrick St. Louis, PhD, Dip CC
Clinical Chemist
LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliation: Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists

Kristian T. Schafernak, MD, MPH, FASCP, DABCC, FAACC
Staff Pathologist/Hematopathology Subspecialist and Section Chief, Molecular Pathology and Microbiology, Phoenix Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Child Health and Pathology, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ
Affiliation: American Society for Clinical Pathology

Christine Schimpf BS, MT (ASCP)
AAFP Proficiency Testing Program Manager
Leawood, KS
Affiliation: American Academy of Family Physicians

Christine Snozek, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Director, Clinical Chemistry and Co-director Point-of-Care Testing and Support Services
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ
Affiliation: AACC

Keith Steinbach, MLT, CACE, MS (IPT)
Educator, Laboratory Services, Edmonton Zone
Alberta Health Services
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Affiliation: Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science

Michelle Strecker, MS, LCGC
Genetic Counselor
Invitae
San Francisco, CA
Affiliation: National Society of Genetic Counselors

Shawna Swaffar, BS, MT (ASCP), CLS (NCA)
AAFP-PT Technical Operations Specialist
Leawood, KS
Affiliation: American Academy of Family Physicians

Carmen L. Wiley, PhD, DABCC
Chief Clinical Officer
Sanguine Technologies, Inc.
Oakdale, MN
Affiliation: AACC

William E. Winter, MD, DABCC, FAACC, FCAP
Professor
Departments of Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine
Pediatrics, and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Affiliation: AACC Academy

Jennifer M. Yoest, MD
Clinical Fellow in Molecular Genetic Pathology
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Affiliation: Association for Molecular Pathology

Emeritus

The following individuals served on the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board in the past. Titles, professional positions, and affiliations are listed as they were at the time of the person's Lab Tests Online service and may have changed since then.

Susan Evans, PhD
American Association for Clinical Chemistry, President
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Jan 2001 – Mar 2002

J. David Bessman, MD
Professor of Medicine and Director, Medical Oncology Clinic
University of Texas - Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Affiliation: American Society of Hematology
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Jan – Dec 2003

Barbara Border, Ph.D. MT(ASCP) CLS(NCA) CLSp(MB) 
Associate Professor and Program Director, Molecular Pathology
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX
Affiliation: Association for Molecular Pathology
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Oct 2002 – Oct 2003

Geraldine Cooper, B.Sc., MLT
Canadian Journal of Medical Laboratory, Member
Science Scientific Advisory Panel
Division of Microbiology, Department of Bacteriology
QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Affiliation: Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Oct 2002 - Dec 2003

Daniel B. Woods, MLT, BSc MLS 
British Columbia Society of Laboratory Medicine President (2004), Member of Scientific Advisory Panel for the Canadian Journal of Laboratory Science. Chief Technologist, Prince Rupert Regional Hospital, Prince Rupert, B.C. Canada
Affiliation: Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Feb – May 2004

Carlo Brugnara, MD
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Director of the Hematology Laboratory
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston 
Boston, MA
Affiliation: American Society of Hematology
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Jan – Dec 2004

David N. Sundwall, MD
American Clinical Laboratory Association, Senior Medical Advisor 
Laboratory Health Care Coalition, Chair 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health Policy Fellowship Advisory Board
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Jan 2001 - Dec 2004

Daniel H. Farkas, PhD, HCLD, FACB, CC, CLSp(MB) 
Director, Molecular Diagnostics, Department of Pathology 
The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX 
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York City 
Affiliation: Association for Molecular Pathology
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Jun 2004 - Nov 2005

Mark M. Udden, MD
Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Affiliation: American Society of Hematology
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Jan - Dec 2005

James J. Miller, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB 
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine 
Affiliation: Clinical Ligand Assay Society
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Aug 2003 - Sep 2006

Henny Heisler Billett, MD 
Professor, Clinical Medicine and Pathology
Einstein Hospital/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Affiliation: American Society of Hematology
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Jan - Dec 2006

Ronald H. Laessig, PhD
Director, State Laboratory of Hygiene
WI State Lab of Hygiene, Madison, WI
Affiliation: Association of Public Health Laboratories 
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Nov 2005 - July 2007

John J. Zlockie, MBA 
Vice President, Standards, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
Affiliation: Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Aug 2002 - July 2007

Thomas L. Ortel, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine & Pathology
Hemostasis & Thrombosis Center
Duke University Health System, Durham, NC
Affiliation: American Society of Hematology
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

William J. Becker, DO MPH
Medical Director
Quest Diagnostics - Cincinnati Business Unit, Cincinnati, Ohio
Affiliation: Association of Public Health Laboratories
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: July 2007 - Dec 2008

Margaret Peck, MS, MT(ASCP)
Director, Laboratory Accreditation Program, JCAHO 
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Affiliation: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: May 2005 - Apr 2008

Shirley L. Welch, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Director of Chemistry, Kaiser Permanente, NW, Portland, OR
Affiliation: American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Jan 2001 - Dec 2009

Kenneth W. Simkowski, Sr., PhD, FACB
Technical Director Chemistry, Hematology, Endocrinology & Toxicology
Associated Clinical Laboratories, Erie, PA
Affiliation: Clinical Ligand Assay Society
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Sep 2006 - Dec 2009

Wayne Leslie Chandler, MD
Professor, Laboratory Medicine
University of Washington, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine, Seattle, WA
Affiliation: American Society of Hematology
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Jan 2008 - Dec 2009

Helen Fernandes, PhD, DABCC, HCLD, CLSp(MB)
Director, Molecular Diagnostics
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
New Jersey Medical School
Affiliation: Association for Molecular Pathology
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Jan 2006 - Dec 2009

Jean Amos Wilson, PhD FACMG, CGMB
Vice President, Laboratory Operations
Berkeley HeartLab, Inc.
Alameda, CA
Affiliation: Association for Molecular Pathology
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Jan 2010 - May 2010

Kathleen E. Steffens, MA, MT(ASCP)
Field Director, Accreditation and Certification Operations, Oak Brook Terrace, IL 
Affiliation: The Joint Commission
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Mar 2009 - May 2011

Bette Jamieson, MEd, S.H. (ASCP) 
Educational Coordinator, Pathology Department
Children's Hospital, Denver, CO 
Affiliation: American Society for Clinical Pathology
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Aug 2002 - Oct 2011

Michael T. Kafka, MD, FCAP
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
Pathology Medical Services of Siouxland, Sioux City, IA
Affiliation: College of American Pathologists
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Aug 2003 - Dec 2011

Jennifer Rhamy, MBA, MA, MT(ASCP)SBB, HP
Executive Director, Laboratory Accreditation Program
The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Affiliation: The Joint Commission
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: June 2011 - Nov 2013

Roberta G. Reed, PhD, FACB 
Independent Consultant
Phoenix, AZ 
Affiliation: American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Jan 2001 - Aug 2015

Eric Vanderslice, PhD
Technical Director
AAB Proficiency Testing Service, Houston, TX
Affiliation: American Association of Bioanalysts
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: Feb 2008 - Dec 2015

Holly Rapp, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ)CQM/OE
Director, Accreditation and Quality
AABB
Bethesda, MD
Affiliation: AABB
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: March 2007 - February 2016

Junell Petersen, MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSHCM
Laboratory Outreach Coordinator
Rice Memorial Hospital
Willmar, MN
Affiliation: American Society for Clinical Pathology
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: September 2014 - September 2016

Stacy Olea, MBA, MT(ASCP), FACHE
Executive Director, Laboratory Accreditation Program
The Joint Commission
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Affiliation: The Joint Commission
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: August 2014 - November 2016

William E. Schreiber, MD 
Consultant Pathologist, Vancouver General Hospital
Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 
Affiliation: American Society for Clinical Pathology
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: August 2002 - November 2016

Jean Otter, MT(ASCP)SBB
Vice President, Transfusion Medicine, Standards, Accreditation and Regulatory
AABB
Bethesda, MD
Affiliation: AABB
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: November 2005 - June 2017

Cheryl Murray, MPA, MT(ASCP) SM
Manager, AAFP-PT Education & Technical Assistance
Leawood, KS
Affiliation: American Academy of Family Physicians
Lab Tests Online Editorial Board Service: March 2008 - December 2018