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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 / Member / Roche Diagnostics International Ltd, Switzerland
  • Serafina Brea, MBEE, MLS(ASCP)cm / Member / Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, United States
  • Jonathan Foskett, MT(ASCP), PhD / Member / Siemens Healthcare, United States
  • Ed Heierman III, PhD / Vice-Chairholder / Abbott, United States
  • Elizabeth Kenimer Leibach, EdD, MS, MLS(ASCP)cm, SBBcm / Chairholder / Augusta University and Rutgers University, United States
  • Elynor Manimtim / Advisor, United States
  • William D. Marquardt, C(ASCP), MBA / Member / Intrivo Diagnostics, United States
  • Michael McConnell, MLT, BSc / Member / Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association, Canada
  • Sandeep Naik, IVDD / Member / BD, United States
  • John Peltier / Advisor / Sera Prognostics, Inc. , United States
  • Ed J. Peterson, MBA, MT(ASCP) / Advisor, United States
  • Manjula Gama Ralalage, MBBS, MSc / Member / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Joseph Rudolf / Member, United States
  • Eban Tomlinson / Advisor / Semaphore Solutions, Canada
  • Robert Young, CGMBS, MS / Member / Lab Insights, LLC, United States

Expert Panel on Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology (CHEM)

  • Mahesheema Ali, M.Sc,Ph​.​D, NRCC, FAACC / Advisor / The MetroHealth System & Case Western University School of Medicine, United States
  • David Alter, MD, DABCC / Member / Emory University, United States
  • Lorin M. Bachmann, PhD, DABCC, MT(ASCP) / Chairholder / Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
  • Johanna Camara, PhD / Member / National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
  • Saswati Das, MD, MBBS / Member / Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital , India
  • Pradip Datta, PhD, DABCC / Member / Siemens Diagnostics, United States
  • Theodore J. DiMagno, PhD / Member / Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc., United States
  • Mark Herlan / Member / Roche Diagnostics GmbH , Germany
  • Kamisha Johnson-Davis, PhD, DABCC, FAACC / Vice-Chairholder / University of Utah, United States
  • Juliane Lessard, PhD / Member / FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, United States
  • Christopher Marquez / Advisor / Mayo Clinic Florida, United States
  • Gerardo Ramos, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)CM, F-ABFT, FAACC / Member / qVector Laboratory Resources, United States
  • Alec Saitman / Advisor
  • Stefani Thomas, PhD, DABCC, NRCC / Member / University of Minnesota, United States
  • Candice Ulmer / Advisor, United States
  • Carl E. Wolf, PhD, MS, F-ABFT / Advisor / VCU Health, United States
  • Sedef Yenice, PhD / Member / Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals, Turkey

Expert Panel on Evaluation Protocols (EP)

  • J. Rex Astles, PhD, DABCC, FAACC / Member / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Jeffrey R. Budd, PhD / Member / Dr. Jeffrey R. Budd (Eclipse) , United States
  • Michelle Renee Campbell, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM,MBCM / Advisor / Roche Diagnostics, United States
  • Karl De Vore, BA, SSBB / Advisor / Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., United States
  • A. Paul Durham, MA / Member / APD Consulting , United States
  • Ashley Frost, MHA, MLS(ASCP)CM / Member, United States
  • Verena Hofmann / Member, Germany
  • Brett Holmquist, PhD, ASCP, DABCC, FAACC / Member / LabCorp - Endocrine Sciences, United States
  • Jesper V. Johansen, PhD / Member / Radiometer Medical ApS, Denmark
  • Mark D. Kellogg, PhD, MT(ASCP), DABCC, FAACC / Vice-Chairholder / Boston Children's Hospital, United States
  • Marina V. Kondratovich, PhD / Advisor / FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, United States
  • Paula Ladwig, MS, MT(ASCP) / Chairholder / Mayo Clinic, United States
  • Marianne Le / Advisor / SoftOx Solutions A/S, Denmark
  • Edward Ki Yun Leung, PhD, DABCC, FAACC / Member / Children's Hospital Los Angeles, United States
  • Stephen Lovell, BS, PhD / Member / FDA Ctr. for Devices/Rad. Health (CDRH), United States
  • Kristen Meier, PhD / Advisor / Illumina Inc., United States
  • Ronnie Pedersen, PhD / Member / Bioporto Diagnostics, United States
  • Donna Roberts, MS, MT(ASCP) / Advisor / Baylor Scott and White Health, United States
  • Scott A. Ruetten, PhD / Member, United States
  • Vinita Thakur, PhD, FAACC / Member, Canada
  • Jeffrey E. Vaks, PhD / Advisor / Roche Diagnostics, United States

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

  • Ahmad Al-Attar / Advisor, United States
  • Richard J. Baltaro, MD, PhD, FCAP / Advisor / East Carolina University, United States
  • Bailey Blake / Member, Canada
  • Donna D. Castellone, MS, MASCP, MT(ASCP), SH / Chairholder / NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, United States
  • Trivikram Dasu, PhD, D(ABMLI) / Member / Amazon Diagnostic Laboratories, United States
  • Monica de Baca / Advisor / Sysmex America, Inc., United States
  • Francois Depasse, PharmD, MSc / Advisor / Diagnostica Stago, France
  • Jody Frinack / Member / Mayo Clinic, United States
  • Jana Gausman, MT(ASCP) / Member / OU Medicine, United States
  • Heidi Hanes, BS, MT, SH (ASCP) / Member / Johns Hopkins University , United States
  • Jan Hoogendijk / Member / Roche Diagnostics, Switzerland
  • Virginia Litwin, PhD / Advisor / Caprion Biosciences, Canada
  • Rudy Lopez / Advisor, United States
  • Matthew Morrow / Member / Umass Memorial Medical Center, United States
  • Karen A. Moser, MD / Vice-Chairholder / ARUP Laboratories, United States
  • Yutaka Nagai, PhD / Member / Nihon Kohden Corporation, Japan
  • Gerard O Connor, PhD FIBMS Chartered Scientist / Member / Tallaght University Hospital , Ireland
  • Vinit Patil, MD, PhD / Member, United States
  • Anton Retz / Advisor, United States
  • Elizabeth Stafford, PhD / Member / FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, United States
  • Qian-Yun Zhang, MD, PhD / Member / University of New Mexico , United States

Expert Panel on Microbiology (MICRO)

  • Kevin Alby, PhD, D(ABMM) / Advisor / UNC Hospital , United States
  • Esther Babady, PhD, D(ABMM) / Member / Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States
  • Ana Maria Cardenas, PhD, D(ABMM) / Member / Becton Dickinson, United States
  • Karissa Culbreath, PhD, D(ABMM) / Advisor / TriCore Reference Laboratories , United States
  • German Esparza, MSc / Member / Proasecal SAS Colombia, Colombia
  • Marcelo F. Galas, BSc / Member / Pan American Health Organization, United States
  • Andre Hsiung, MS(ASCP) / Advisor / Hardy Diagnostics, United States
  • Shawn R. Lockhart, PhD, D(ABMM), F(AAM) / Member / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Brian V. Lubbers, DVM, DACVCP, PhD / Member / Kansas State University, United States
  • Margie Morgan, PhD, D(ABMM) / Advisor / Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, United States
  • Jean B. Patel, PhD, D(ABMM) / Chairholder / Beckman Coulter, United States
  • Sandra S. Richter, MD, D(ABMM), FIDSA / Member / Mayo Clinic Jacksonville , United States
  • Amity L. Roberts, PhD, D(ABMM) / Advisor / Hartford Hospital, United States
  • Audrey N. Schuetz, MD, MPH, D(ABMM) / Vice-Chairholder / Mayo Clinic Rochester, United States
  • Susan Sharp, PhD, D(ABMM), F(AAM) / Member / Copan Diagnostics, Inc., United States
  • Ribhi M. Shawar, PhD, D(ABMM), F(AAM) / Member / FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, United States
  • Paula M. Snippes Vagnone, MT(ASCP) / Member / Minnesota Department of Health, United States
  • Richard B. Thomson Jr., PhD, D(ABMM), FAAM / Advisor / Evanston Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem, United States

Expert Panel on Molecular Diagnostics (MOL)

  • Bin Chen, PhD, FACMG / Member / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Sanchita Das, MD, D(ABMM) / Member / National Institutes of Health, Department of Laboratory Medicine, United States
  • Sherry A. Dunbar, PhD, MBA / Vice-Chairholder / Luminex Corporation, United States
  • Birgit Funke, PhD, FACMG / Member / Sema4, United States
  • Peera Hemarajata, MD, PhD, D(ABMM), PHM, CLS, M(ASCP)CM / Member / Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratories, United States
  • Julie Woolworth Hirschhorn, PhD, TS(ABB) / Advisor / Medical University of South Carolina, United States
  • Renee M. Howell, PhD, MT(ASCP) / Advisor / Siemens Healthineers, United States
  • Cynthia L. Jackson, PhD / Member / Rhode Island Hospital, United States
  • Daniel Jones, MD, PhD / Advisor / Ohio State University, United States
  • Ronald M. Przygodzki, MD / Advisor / US Department of Veterans Affairs, United States
  • Honey V. Reddi, PhD, FACMG / Member / Medical College of Wisconsin , United States
  • Ryan F. Relich, PhD, D(ABMM), MLS(ASCP)SMCMCM / Member / Indiana University Health and Indiana School of Medicine, United States
  • Ted E. Schutzbank, PhD, D(ABMM) / Chairholder / Agena Bioscience, United States
  • Zivana Tezak, PhD / Member / FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, United States
  • Nadeem A. Tusneem, MA / Member / Q2 Solutions - EA Genomics, United States
  • Shalini Verma, MD / Member / Siemens - West Sacramento, CA , United States
  • Barbara Zehnbauer, PhD, FACB, FACMG / Advisor / Emory University Hospital, United States
  • Gang Zheng, MD, PhD / Advisor / Mayo Clinic, United States

Expert Panel on Newborn Screening (NBS)

  • Sucheta Bhatt, MD / Member / 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 Hospital, Canada
  • Taraka Donti, PhD, FACMGG, PhD, FACMG / Member / PerkinElmer Genetics, Inc., United States
  • Debra Freedenberg, MD, PhD, FFACMG / Advisor / Texas Department of State Health Services, United States
  • Uttam Garg, PhD, DABCC / Advisor / The Children's Mercy Hospital, United States
  • Amy Gaviglio, MS, LCGC / Chairholder / G2S Corporation, United States
  • Dietrich Matern, MD, PhD, FACMG / Member / Mayo Clinic, United States
  • Joanne Mei, PhD / Advisor / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Joseph Orsini, PhD / Member / New York State Department of Health, United States
  • Ernest M. Post, MD / Member / Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, United States
  • Scott M. Shone, PhD, HCLD(ABB) / Member / North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, United States
  • Iveta Sosova, PhD, DABMGG, FACMG / Advisor / Alberta Precision Laboratories and University of Alberta, Canada
  • Bradford L. Therrell Jr., MS, PhD / Advisor / University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, United States
  • Jon Washburn, BS / Member / Baebies, Inc. , United States
  • Dianne R. Webster, PhD, FFSi, RCPA, FHGSA / Member / Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand
  • Ronald J. Whitley, PhD, DABCC, FACB / Vice-Chairholder / University of Kentucky Medical Center, United States
  • Raquel Yahyaoui Macias, MD, PhD / Advisor / Malaga Regional University Hospital, Spain

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

  • Steven R. Breeze / Advisor / Abbott Point of Care, Canada
  • Yu Chen, MD, MSc, PhD, FAACB, FCACB, DABCC / Member / Horizon Health Network, Canada
  • Kathleen David, MT(ASCP) / Advisor / TriCore Reference Laboratories, United States
  • Diane Davis, MT(ASCP)SH / Member / Instrumentation Laboratory, United States
  • Gayle R. Deobald / Member / Mayo Clinic, United States
  • NICOLLE ELLIOUS / Member, United States
  • Corinne R. Fantz, PhD, DABCC / Member / Roche Diagnostics, United States
  • Roberta E. Hoenig, BS, MT / Advisor / Northwell Health, United States
  • Ellis Jacobs, PhD, DABCC, FAACC / Advisor / EJ Clinical Consulting, LLC, United States
  • Michael Loeffelholz, PhD, D(ABMM) / Member / Cepheid, United States
  • Peggy A. Mann, MS, MT(ASCP) / Chairholder / The University of Texas Medical Branch, United States
  • Derrick Mendel, MBA, MLS(ASCP)cm / Member / COLA, United States
  • Jeanne Mumford, MT(ASCP) / Vice-Chairholder / John Hopkins Hospital, United States
  • Marianela Perez-Torres, MT, PhD / Member / US Food and Drug Administration, United States
  • Ann E. Snyder, MT(ASCP) / Member / Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, United States
  • Heather Stang, MS, MT / Member / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Christiane Wright, MBA/MHA, MT(AMT) / Advisor, United States
  • Lisa Wylie / Advisor / Lab Team Assistants, LLC, United States

Expert Panel on Preexamination Processes (PRE)

  • Aparna Jha Ahuja, MD / Vice-Chairholder / Abbott , United States
  • Pamela Arico, MT (ASCP) / Advisor / Falmouth Hospital , United States
  • Denise R. Cervelli, BA, BS, MT(ASCP) / Member / Siemens Healthineers, United States
  • Lakshmi Chandramohan, PhD, D(ABMM), MB(ASCP), NYSCQ / Member / Neogenomics Laboratories, United States
  • Loralee Coe, MT(ASCP), MPA / Member / VCU Health System, United States
  • Judith Dixon, MS, MT(ASCP), BS / Member / COLA, United States
  • Leonard K. Dunikoski Jr., PhD, DABCC / Advisor / BD, United States
  • Girish Chander Gaur, PhD / Advisor / Modern Diagnostic and Research Centre , India
  • Daniel Hesselgesser, MT(ASCP) / Member / Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services/CLIA Program, United States
  • Anne-Marie Martel, MT / Advisor / Ordre professionnel des technologistes medicaux du Quebec, Canada
  • Fred Leland McClure, MSci, PhD, F-ABFT / Advisor / DTC, United States
  • Nehal Mehta, MS / Member / Bio-Rad Laboratories France, France
  • Estelle Ninnemann, MT(ASCP) / Chairholder / ACL Laboratories , United States
  • Eric Nyirenda, BSc, ASQ-CQA, CSSBB, CMQ/OE / Member / Ministry of Health, Zambia, Zambia
  • Paulo António Pereira, PhD / Advisor / Portuguese Institute of Blood and Transplantation, Portugal
  • Ghazaleh Pourmahram, PhD, MICR / Member / Virtual Clinical & Scientific Consulting LTD, United Kingdom
  • Sheryl Thiessen, MA, MLT(CSMLS), MT(ASCP) / Member / Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services, Canada
  • Richard Y. Wang, DO / Member / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States

Expert Panel on Quality Management Systems (QMS)

  • Samira Ahmed, BSc, MLT / Advisor / Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Canada
  • Lucia M. Berte, MA, MT(ASCP)SBB, DLM, CQA(ASQ)CMQ/OE / Member / Laboratories Made Better! P.C., 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, FAACC, DLM(ASCP), MB / Member / Ligonier Lab Services, United States
  • Jill Hancock / Advisor / Department of Veterans Affairs, United States
  • Sue Hetzel, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ) / Advisor / Aurora Health Care/ACL Laboratories, United States
  • Austinlal Martin Jose / Advisor / Alphamed, United Arab Emirates
  • Debra Kuehl, MS, M(ASCP) / Vice-Chairholder / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Laura McClannan, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ) / Chairholder / Oklahoma Blood Institute, United States
  • Vijay Padayachee / Advisor / Vijay Padayachee, South Africa
  • E. Jayne Scoggin, BA, CT, CG, MB(ASCP), CQA(ASQ) / Member / ResearchDX, United States
  • Daniel J. Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, CQA(ASQ) / Member / Sentara Healthcare, United States
  • Jean Tenuta, MS, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM DLM, SLS, CQA(ASQ) / Member / Becton, Dickinson and Company, United States