Frank A. Sedor, PhD
2003 Outstanding Contributions through Service to the Profession of Clinical Chemistry

Frank Sedor, PhD, DABCC, FACB, is administrative director of the core, blood gas, and clinical pediatric laboratories as well as director for clinical chemistry, therapeutic drug monitoring, and toxicology services at Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC). He is also a faculty member in the department of pathology at Duke University. He has held numerous positions within the AACC at the local and national levels, including serving as president in 2000. Dr. Sedor was co-chair of the 1991 and chair of the 1997 annual meeting organizing committees. He has chaired the AACC Council, the Commission on Education and Scientific Affairs, the Meetings Management Group, the Divisions Management Group, the AACC Research Committee, and the Program Coordinating Committee. In the North Carolina Section, he has held every office, including secretary-treasurer, program chair, chair, and councilor at large to the AACC Council.

Dr. Sedor continues his efforts in teaching and research in the areas of laboratory utilization and pediatric and maternal diagnostic tools; he also serves as director of the postdoctoral training program at Duke University Medical Center. He has served as president of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and on the board of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. He has also served as an invited reviewer for the journals Clinical Chemistry, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American Heart Journal, and Intensive Care Journal.

2000 AACC Past President’s Award

Frank A. Sedor, PhD, DABCC, is presently Administrative Director for the Carl Core Laboratory, Blood Gas Laboratory, and Clinical Pediatric Laboratory as well as Director for Clinical Chemistry, TDM, and Toxicology Services at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. He is also a faculty member of The Department of Pathology, Duke University. Dr. Sedor earned a BA degree in Chemistry from Wabash College in 1966 and his PhD in Bioinorganic Chemistry from the University of Florida (U of F) in 1971. After postdoctoral training in Biochemistry (U of F), he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Chemistry at The University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). He joined the Department of Pathology and the Section of Clinical Chemistry as a faculty member at Duke University in 1978. He became a certified Diplomate of the ABCC in 1979.

An AACC member since 1977, Dr. Sedor has held numerous positions within the Association at the local and national levels. Dr. Sedor continues as a member of AACC’s Board of Directors and the Board Executive Committee, where he presently serves as the immediate Past-President, having the honor of serving as the AACC’s 51st President in the year 2000. He currently also serves as Chair of the Executive Management Team of Clinical Chemistry. Among his past AACC responsibilities, Dr. Sedor was Co-Chair of the 1991 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee and Chair of the 1997 AMOC. Previously Dr. Sedor chaired the AACC Council, the Ad Hoc Committee to Reorganize Council, the Commission on Education and Scientific Affairs, the Meetings Management Group, the Divisions Management Group, the AACC Research Committee, and more recently, the Program Coordinating Committee. He is in his fourth term as a member of the Finance Committee. He has also served as Chair of the AACC Committee on Training and Certification, on the President’s Committee to Define Standards of Practice, as an advisor to the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) Medical Review Panel developing the ICD-10 PCS system, to the HCFA Uniform Data Set System Project Review, and as representative to the HCFA-AMA Consensus Conference on Laboratory Utilization. In the North Carolina section, Dr. Sedor has held every office, including Secretary-Treasurer, Program Chair, Chair, and Councilor at Large to the AACC Council. Dr. Sedor is a member of the Fetal-Maternal Medicine Division.

A staunch believer in investing one’s self in his profession, Dr. Sedor continues efforts in teaching and research in the areas of laboratory utilization and pediatric and maternal diagnostic tools. He also is director of the postdoctoral training program at Duke University Medical Center. His efforts to ensure the integrity of the profession continue as he serves as AACC representative to the ABCC. He had previously served as President, ABCC, and Chair, Credentials Committee while on the board of ABCC. He has also served on the board of the NACB and as an invited reviewer for the journals Clinical Chemistry, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American Heart Journal, and Intensive Care Journal.

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