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CLSI's Expert Panels

Expert panel volunteers support the development of CLSI products by providing technical expertise in specialty areas.

Their project ideas are transformed into proposals for documents and other products that generate valuable guidance to the medical laboratory community. Members review the status of projects in progress, determine actions to be taken on existing projects, and complete an environmental scan to identify possible new projects. Reviewing and commenting on Proposed Draft documents in the Panel's specialty area is another important responsibility of volunteer participants.

Expert panels are responsible for:

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Expert Panel Resources

Watch the Expert Panel Orientation video here.

Learn more about the Relationship Between Expert Panels and Consensus Council here.

Watch the 2021 CLSI Future Focus Forum recording here.

Watch the What’s New in CLSI Standards Development (March 2021) video here.

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Expert Panel on Automation and Informatics (AUTO)

  • Riccardo L Benedetti, Dr.sc.techn.ETH, Dipl.El.Ing.ETH / Vice-Chairholder / Roche Diagnostics International Ltd, Switzerland
  • Lauren Cooper, PhD, MPH, D(ABMM) / Member / BD, United States
  • Jonathan Foskett, MT(ASCP), PhD / Member / Siemens Healthcare, United States
  • Ed Heierman III, PhD / Advisor / Abbott, United States
  • Mike Heydlauf / Advisor, United States
  • Elizabeth Kenimer Leibach, PhD, EdD, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, SBB(ASCP)CM / Chairholder / Augusta University and Rutgers University, United States
  • Patrick McDaneld, PharmD, BCIDP / Member / bioMerieux, United States
  • Sandeep Naik / Advisor / BD, United States
  • John Peltier, PhD / Member, United States
  • Ed J. Peterson, MBA, MLS(ASCP) / Member, United States
  • Manjula Gama Ralalage, MBBS, MSc / Member / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Tawni Reller, MA, MLS(ASCP) / Member / Tawni Reller Consulting, LLC, United States
  • Joseph Rudolf / Member, United States
  • Eban Tomlinson / Member / Semaphore Solutions, Canada
  • Brian Yoo, PhD / Advisor, United States
  • Robert Young, CGMBS, MS / Advisor / Lab Insights, LLC, United States

Expert Panel on Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology (CHEM)

  • David Alter, MD, DABCC / Advisor / Emory University, United States
  • Lorin M. Bachmann, PhD, DABCC, MT(ASCP) / Member / Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
  • Saswati Das, MD, MBBS / Member / Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital , India
  • Pradip Datta, PhD, DABCC / Member / Siemens Diagnostics
  • Theodore J. DiMagno, PhD / Vice-Chairholder / QuidelOrtho, United States
  • Mark Herlan / Member / Roche Diagnostics GmbH , Germany
  • Kamisha Johnson-Davis, PhD, DABCC, FADLM / Chairholder / ARUP Laboratories/University of Utah, United States
  • Shirley Li, PhD, MD / Member / Ohio State University, United States
  • Christopher Marquez, MD, DABCC / Member / Mayo Clinic Florida, United States
  • Qing H. Meng, MD, PhD, DABCC, FADLM / Advisor / The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
  • Karen W. Phinney, PhD / Member / National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
  • Simona Puiu / Member / FDA CDRH, United States
  • Gerardo Ramos, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)CM, F-ABFT, FADLM / Advisor / qVector Laboratory Resources, LLC, United States
  • Stefani Thomas, PhD, DABCC, NRCC / Member / University of Minnesota, United States
  • Candice Ulmer / Advisor, United States
  • Xander van Wijk, PhD, DABCC, FADLM / Advisor / Van Wijk Consulting LLC , United States
  • Carl E. Wolf, PhD, MS, F-ABFT / Advisor / Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, United States
  • Sedef Yenice, PhD / Member / Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals, Turkey

Expert Panel on Evaluation Protocols (EP)

  • J. Rex Astles, PhD, FADLM / Member / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Hassan Bayat / Advisor / Sina Clinical Laboratory , Iran
  • Natalya Benina, MSc / Member / Fujirebio Diagnostics, United States
  • Marvin Berman, PhD / Member / Abbott Laboratories, United States
  • Bipasa Biswas / Member / FDA Ctr. for Devices/Rad. Health (CDRH), United States
  • Michelle Renee Campbell, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, MBCM, SCCM / Vice-Chairholder / Mayo Clinic, United States
  • Karl De Vore, BA, SSBB / Member / Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., United States
  • Ashley Frost, MHA, MLS(ASCP)CM / Member, United States
  • Kornelia Galior, PhD, DABCC / Advisor / Emory University, United States
  • Verena Hofmann / Member, Germany
  • Jesper V. Johansen, PhD / Advisor / Radiometer Medical ApS, Denmark
  • Mark D. Kellogg, PhD, MT(ASCP), DABCC / Chairholder / Boston Children's Hospital, United States
  • Marianne Le, MS / Member / Qufora A/S, Denmark
  • Edward Ki Yun Leung, PhD, DABCC, FADLM / Advisor / Children's Hospital Los Angeles, United States
  • Ying (Katelin) Mao / Advisor, United States
  • Ronnie Pedersen / Member / Radiometer America, Inc., United States
  • Donna Roberts, MS, MT(ASCP) / Member / Baylor Scott and White Health, United States
  • Scott A. Ruetten, PhD / Member, United States
  • Vinita Thakur, PhD, FADLM / Member / Eastern Health - Health Sciences Centre, Canada
  • Christina Wood-Wentz, MSc / Advisor / Mayo Clinic, United States

Expert Panel on Hematology and Immunology and Ligand Assay (HILA)

  • Ahmad Al-Attar, ASCP(SCYM), PhD, MSc, MBChB / Member / UofL Health, United States
  • Richard J. Baltaro, MD, PhD, FCAP / Advisor / East Carolina University, United States
  • Bailey Blake / Member, Canada
  • KARTHIK BOMMANNAN BOMMANNAN KUPPURAJU, MD / Advisor / CANCER INSTITUTE (W.I.A.), India
  • Donna D. Castellone, MS, MASCP, MT(ASCP), SH / Chairholder / NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, United States
  • M. E. deBaca / Member, United States
  • Krystin Dodge / Member / Labcorp, United States
  • Jody Frinack, MLS(ASCP)CM / Member / Mayo Clinic, United States
  • Heidi Hanes, BS, MT, SH (ASCP) / Member / Johns Hopkins University , United States
  • Kapahi Kawai-Puaa, MS, MHA, MLS(ASCP)CM / Member, United States
  • Virginia Litwin, PhD / Member / Eurofins, Canada
  • Rudy Lopez, BSHA, MLS(AMT) / Member, United States
  • Catarina Martins, PhD / Advisor / NOVA Medical School , Portugal
  • Karen A. Moser, MD / Vice-Chairholder / ARUP Laboratories, United States
  • Yutaka Nagai, PhD / Member / Kansai University of Health Sciences, Japan
  • Memory Nhimura / Advisor / Institute of Health Sciences Gaborone , Botswana
  • Gerard O'Connor, PhD FIBMS Chartered Scientist / Member / Tallaght University Hospital , Ireland
  • Anton Rets / Advisor, United States
  • Elizabeth Stafford, PhD / Member / FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, United States

Expert Panel on Microbiology (MICRO)

  • Kevin Alby, PhD, D(ABMM) / Member / UNC Hospital , United States
  • Sarah Alsamarai / Member, United States
  • Sara Blosser, PhD, D(ABMM) / Advisor / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , United States
  • Ana Maria Cardenas, PhD, D(ABMM) / Member / Becton Dickinson, United States
  • Karissa Culbreath, PhD, D(ABMM) / Member / TriCore Reference Laboratories , United States
  • Tanis Dingle, PhD, D(ABMM), FCCM / Member / Alberta Precision Laboratories - Public Health Laboratory, Canada
  • Paul Edelstein, MD / Advisor / Retired, United States
  • Holly Huse, PhD, D(ABMM) / Advisor / Harbor UCLA Medical Center , United States
  • Antonieta Jimenez, MHA, PhD / Member
  • Brian V. Lubbers, DVM, PhD, DACVCP / Advisor / Kansas State University, United States
  • Elizabeth Palavecino, MD / Advisor / Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, United States
  • Virginia M. Pierce, MD / Member / University of Michigan, Department of Pathology , United States
  • Amity L. Roberts, PhD, D(ABMM) / Member / Hartford Hospital, United States
  • Audrey N. Schuetz, MD, MPH, D(ABMM) / Chairholder / Mayo Clinic Rochester, United States
  • Susan Sharp, PhD, D(ABMM), F(AAM) / Vice-Chairholder / Copan Diagnostics, Inc., United States
  • Paula M. Snippes Vagnone, MT(ASCP) / Member / Minnesota Department of Health, United States
  • Michael T. Sweeney, MS / Member / Zoetis, United States
  • Eric Wenzler, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP / Advisor / Roche Diagnostics Corporation, United States

Expert Panel on Molecular Diagnostics (MOL)

  • Esther Babady, PhD, D(ABMM) / Member / Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States
  • George Broukhanski, PhD, MS / Member / Public Health Ontario Laboratories, Canada
  • Bin Chen, PhD, FACMG / Advisor / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Sanchita Das, MD, D(ABMM) / Vice-Chairholder / National Institutes of Health, Department of Laboratory Medicine, United States
  • Jamie Phillips Deeter, PhD, MS / Advisor / Roche Diagnostics, United States
  • Sherry A. Dunbar, PhD, MBA / Chairholder / Luminex Corporation, United States
  • Birgit Funke, PhD, FACMG / Member / Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
  • Peera Hemarajata, PhD, MD, D(ABMM) / Advisor / Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratories, United States
  • Julie Woolworth Hirschhorn, PhD, TS(ABB) / Advisor / Medical University of South Carolina, United States
  • Susan J. Hsiao, MD, PhD / Member / New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center , United States
  • Cynthia L. Jackson, PhD / Advisor / Rhode Island Hospital, United States
  • Honey V. Reddi, PhD, FACMG / Member / Belay Diagnostics , United States
  • Ted E. Schutzbank, PhD, D(ABMM) / Advisor / Schutzbank Laboratory Consultants, LLC, United States
  • Ulrike Siemetzki-Kapoor / Member, United States
  • Zivana Tezak, PhD / Member / FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, United States
  • Shalini Verma, MD / Advisor / Siemens - West Sacramento, CA , United States
  • Natalie N. Whitfield, PhD, D(ABMM) / Member / Inflammatix Inc., United States
  • Gang Zheng, MD, PhD / Member / Mayo Clinic, United States

Expert Panel on Newborn Screening (NBS)

  • Sucheta Bhatt, MD / Advisor / Illumina, Inc., United States
  • Paula V. Caposino, MA, PhD / Member / FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, United States
  • Andy De Souza, PhD / Member / University of Alberta
  • Taraka Donti, PhD, FACMGG, PhD, FACMG / Member / PerkinElmer Genetics, Inc., United States
  • Ralph Fingerhut, PhD, FAMH, ESpLM / Advisor / SYNLAB MVZ, Germany
  • Uttam Garg, PhD, DABCC, FABFT / Member / The Children's Mercy Hospital, United States
  • Amy Gaviglio, MS, CGC / Chairholder / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Trung Huynh, PhD / Member / Arizona State Public Health Laboratory, United States
  • Adrienne Manning, BSc / Member / Connecticut Department of Public Health, United States
  • Dietrich Matern, MD, PhD, FACMG / Advisor / Mayo Clinic, United States
  • Joanne Mei, PhD / Advisor / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States, Ended: Jan 1, 2024
  • Joanne Mei, PhD / Member / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Joseph Orsini, PhD / Advisor / New York State Department of Health, United States
  • Ernest M. Post, MD / Vice-Chairholder / Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, United States
  • Wen Qin, PhD / Member, Canada
  • Iveta Sosova, PhD, DABMGG, FACMG / Advisor / Alberta Precision Laboratories and University of Alberta, Canada
  • Vidhya Vishwanathan, MD / Member / Nishta Integrated Neurodevelopmental Center, India
  • Jon Washburn / Member / Baebies, Inc. , United States
  • Dianne R. Webster, PhD, FFSi, RCPA, FHGSA / Advisor / Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand
  • Ronald J. Whitley, PhD, DABCC, FACB / Member / University of Kentucky Medical Center, United States

Expert Panel on Point-of-Care Testing (POCT)

  • Steven R. Breeze / Member / Abbott Point of Care, Canada
  • Weiping Cao, MBBS, PhD / Member / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Silka Clark / Member, United States
  • Kathleen David, MT(ASCP) / Member / TriCore Reference Laboratories, United States
  • Diane Davis, MT(ASCP)SH / Advisor / Instrumentation Laboratory, United States
  • Nicolle Ellious, MLS(ASCP) / Member, United States
  • Corinne R. Fantz, PhD, DABCC / Advisor / Roche Diagnostics, United States
  • Anna Fuezery, PhD, DABCC, FCACB, CPP / Member / Alberta Precision Laboratories , Canada
  • Shana Gaug / Advisor, United States
  • Mary Hammel, MLS (ASCP)CM / Member / UCHealth Laboratories , United States
  • Pam Hughes, MLS(ASCP) / Advisor, United States
  • Ellis Jacobs, PhD, DABCC, FADLM / Advisor / EJ Clinical Consulting, LLC, United States
  • Sukhbir Kaur, PhD / Member, Canada
  • Michael Loeffelholz, PhD, D(ABMM) / Advisor / Cepheid, United States
  • Peggy A. Mann, MS, MT(ASCP) / Vice-Chairholder / The University of Texas Medical Branch, United States
  • Jeff Mayfield, PhD / Member / Siemens Healthineers, United States
  • Jeanne Mumford, MLS(ASCP) / Chairholder / John Hopkins Hospital, United States
  • Marianela Perez-Torres, MT, PhD / Member / US Food and Drug Administration, United States
  • Heather Stang, MS, MT / Advisor / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Jeannie Stubblefield, PhD / Member / University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, United States
  • Christiane Wright Donaldson, MBA/MHA, MT(AMT) / Member, United States

Expert Panel on Preexamination Processes (PRE)

  • Aparna Jha Ahuja, MD / Chairholder / Abbott Diagnostics - Lake Forest, IL , United States
  • Hashaka Alex / Member / Masaka Regional Referral Hospital , Uganda
  • Lakshmi Chandramohan, PhD, D(ABMM), MB(ASCP), NYSCQ / Vice-Chairholder / Neogenomics Laboratories, United States
  • Renfen Chen / Member, Australia
  • Loralee Coe, MT(ASCP), MPA / Advisor / VCU Health System, United States
  • Lori Donovan, MLT(CSMLS) / Advisor / Interior Health , Canada
  • Tanima Dwivedi, MD / Member / NCI, India
  • Mukesh Gandhi, CMLTO / Member / Dynacare (Brampton), Canada
  • Marla Martinez / Advisor, United States
  • Fred Leland McClure, MSci, PhD, F-ABFT / Advisor / DTC, United States
  • Estelle Ninnemann, MLS(ASCP) / Member / ACL Laboratories , United States
  • Eric Nyirenda, MPH, BSc, ASQ-CMQ/OE, CSSBB, CQA, PMI-PMP / Member / Ministry of Health, Zambia, Zambia
  • Paulo Pereira, PhD / Advisor / Portuguese Institute of Blood and Transplantation, Portugal
  • Ghazaleh Pourmahram, PhD, MICR / Member / Virtual Clinical & Scientific Consulting LTD, United Kingdom
  • Jean Tenuta, MS, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM DLM, SLS, CQA(ASQ) / Member / Becton, Dickinson and Company, United States
  • Richard Y. Wang, DO / Member / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Grace Williams, PhD / Member / Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, United States

Expert Panel on Quality Management Systems (QMS)

  • Samira Ahmed / Member / Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Canada
  • Shannon Bennett, MS, MBA, CMQOE(ASQ) / Member / Mayo Clinic, United States
  • Genie Davis, BS / Member / Arkansas Department of Health, United States
  • Jessica DesLauriers, MLS(ASCP)cm / Member / Avera McKennan Laboratory, United States
  • Lorie Erikson, MS, MT(ASCP), CQA(ASQ) / Member / FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, United States
  • James Fuller, PhD, DABCC, FADLM, DLM(ASCP), MB / Member / Oncohost, United States
  • Deanna Goyette / Advisor, Canada
  • Jill Hancock / Advisor / Department of Veterans Affairs, United States
  • Debra Kuehl, MS, M(ASCP) / Chairholder / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Melissa Leaver / Advisor / Department of Defense, 711th HPW/PHE, Wright-Patterson AFB , United States
  • Dawn Maghakian, MS, RAC, MB(ASCP), CGMBS / Member / Delfi Diagnostics, Inc. , United States
  • Laura McClannan, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ) / Vice-Chairholder / Oklahoma Blood Institute, United States
  • Josh Rifkin / Advisor, United States
  • E. Jayne Scoggin, BA, CT, CG, MB(ASCP), CQA(ASQ) / Member / ResearchDX, United States
  • Daniel J. Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, CQA(ASQ) / Advisor / Sentara Healthcare, United States
  • Janette Wassung / Member / Deceased, South Africa, Ended: Jan 22, 2024