ACM is proud to announce that Robert Carlson, MD, has been named to the position of Vice President, Medical Affairs, with responsibility for overseeing medical and laboratory affairs at ACM’s four global laboratories. In this role, Dr. Carlson will serve as the primary medical officer for ACM’s Clinical Trials and Medical Diagnostic businesses, responsible for oversight of ACM’s laboratory quality, scientific, compliance, and patient care elements. Dr. Carlson will also lead the Clinical Pathology Council for Rochester Regional Health. This council will support the integration of laboratory services across the system of care.
Dr. Carlson received his BS degree in Chemistry from Pacific University and MD degree from the University of Wisconsin, where he subsequently performed his residency in Pathology. Dr. Carlson is a Board Certified Pathologist and served as Pathology Department Chairman at the Marshfield Clinic for over 15 years. Dr. Carlson has also served in a variety of other roles within the laboratory, pathology, and business functions, and was most recently Laboratory Director at NXGEN MDX, a NGS laboratory for carrier screening located in Grand Rapids Michigan.
Gita Ramachandran, President of ACM Medical Laboratory, remarked: “We are very pleased to have Dr. Carlson provide key medical and scientific leadership to ACM as we continue developing our capabilities and expanding our horizons within the diagnostic laboratory field. His knowledge and expertise are crucial ingredients in successfully ensuring ACM continues our traditions of high quality diagnostic testing, patient-centered focus, and scientific excellence, to better serve our clients.”
Dawn Riedy, MD, Rochester Regional Health System Chair for Hospital Labs & Pathology further commented: "Dr. Carlson is a wonderful colleague and I look forward to partnering with him to support patient care in the Rochester region and beyond. He and I share a passion for leveraging excellence in pathology and laboratory medicine diagnostics to support population health initiatives and meet evolving patient care needs of the future."
About ACM Global Central Laboratory
ACM Global Central Laboratory specializes in delivering high quality central laboratory testing services designed to optimize clinical trial outcomes. Through a powerful combination of robust global capabilities, operational and scientific expertise and unsurpassed service, ACM Global acts as an extension of our clients’ clinical teams to develop and execute Smarter Testing strategies that deliver reliable outcomes for their clinical development programs. Operating in more than 60 countries, ACM Global’s analytical team performs more than 15 million diagnostic tests each year from a test menu with more than 1,500 tests spanning all medical disciplines, including pathology, microbiology and molecular diagnostics, flow cytometry, specialized biomarkers, and pharmacogenomics.