American Association for Clinical Chemistry
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Meet the Division Officers

David Carpentieri
Chair

CarpentieriDr. Carpentieri is originally from Brazil where he received his medical degree in 1985. He earned his pediatric pathology training at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he practiced as an assistant pathologist until the end of 2001. He is currently an Associate Pathologist at the Phoenix Children's Hospital, an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Pediatrics at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Mayo School of Medicine. He participated or currently holds several committees memberships with the International Society for Biological and Environmental and the Society for Pediatric Pathology. As a practicing pediatric pathologist, Dr. Carpentieri's research is primarily in the area of translational research and includes biobanking for rare diseases, WT1 protein, neuroblastoma and procalcitonin.

Shannon Haymond
Chair Elect

HaymondI am the director of the Clinical Chemistry laboratories at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. In this capacity I also hold a faculty appointment as an assistant professor of pathology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Like many laboratory directors, my job is a mix of providing clinical service, teaching pediatric clinical chemistry to residents and fellows and performing clinical research. My research interests include method development and quality initiatives for tandem mass spectrometry applications and improving utilization of and access to laboratory results in the pediatric primary care setting. I have been actively involved with AACC at both the national (2011 SYCL committee and AMOC 2010 brown bag coordinator) and local level (2011 Chicago local section past chair). I am grateful to serve as the Chair Elect of the PMF division.

Sharon Markham Geaghan, M.D.
Past Chair

GeaghanDr. Geaghan is Chief, Pathology at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, and Co - Director of Clinical Laboratories at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. She also directs the Bass Pediatric Cancer Center Laboratory at the Lucile Packard Hospital; is Director of the Point of Care Testing Program for the women and children's hospital and is Director of Stanford Clinical Laboratory at Mary L. Johnson Pediatric Ambulatory Care CenterShe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and in Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, teaching medical students, residents, fellows and post-graduate continuing medical education programs.

Dr. Geaghan received her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College and MD at Boston University School of Medicine. She received her training, including two residencies in Anatomic and Surgical Pathology and in Laboratory Medicine, at the University of California, San Francisco, where she also served as Chief Resident and was the first Hematopathology Fellow. Dr. Geaghan holds four board certifications: in Anatomic Pathology; Hematopathology; Clinical Pathology and Pediatric Pathology.

Dr. Geaghan is Chair-elect of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry Division of Pediatric Maternal Fetal Division, the largest organization of laboratory medicine professionals (2012-2014). She is an invited speaker at national and international meetings on topics in pediatric diagnostics. Dr. Geaghan was recently named to the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry's Task Force on Pediatric Laboratory Medicine, and the College of American Pathologists Point of Care Testing Committee.Her research interests include aspects of pediatric laboratory medicine and pediatric hematopathology.

Dr. Geaghan serves on numerous Executive Boards, including the Medical Executive Board at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and also serves on Advisory Boards as an avid advocate for children's health, in various national Pediatric Clinical and Laboratory Medicine Associations. She has recently been named in Top Doctors of the Year by San Jose Magazine, and in the American Registry of Outstanding Professionals. She is married, and has four children. A former varsity athlete and two-time varsity letter winner at Dartmouth College, she continues to enjoy and value athletics which is reflected in her family life.

Sihe Wang, PhD DABCC FACB
Treasurer

WangSihe Wang, PhD, is Head and Director, Section of Clinical Biochemistry; Medical Staff, Departments of Clinical Pathology and Nephrology and Hypertension; and Director, Clinical Biochemistry Fellowship Training Program, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. The Clinical Biochemistry Section performs ~15 million tests annually and consists of an automated chemistry laboratory, a special chemistry laboratory, and various satellite laboratories including a blood gas laboratory. He also chairs the integration effort for the Cleveland Clinic Health System which includes 9 community hospitals and numerous family health centers in Northeast Ohio. Additionally, he is Clinical Professor, Cleveland State University, where he lectures on special topics in clinical chemistry. He received his PhD in pharmacy (medicinal chemistry) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical chemistry at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. Prior to his current position, he was Assistant Professor at Northwestern University and Director, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory and Referred Testing Laboratory, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Wang is a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and a fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Mass Spectrometry and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC). He has served in many capacities in the AACC organizations including the chair of AACC Northeast Ohio Section in 2008 and 2009 and the president of North American Chinese Clinical Chemistry Association 2008-2009. He currently serves as the treasurer for the Pediatric and Maternal Fetal Division of AACC. The AACC presented him with the 2005, 2008, and 2010 Clinical Chemist Recognition Award. Dr. Wang was also the recipient of the 2006 Lemuel J. Bowie Young Investigator Award for the Chicago Section of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC). Dr. Wang is the author of more than 90 clinical journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, and meeting presentations. He is on the editorial board for Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism and Journal of Chromatography and Separation Techniques as well as on the review board for Journal of Pediatric Biochemistry. He lectures in the US and around the world on variety of clinical chemistry topics, and has been a principal investigator or coinvestigator in several trials to evaluate and validate new testing technologies and novel tests.

Angela Ferguson
Newsletter Editor

FergusonDr. Ferguson is the Assistant Director of Clinical Chemistry at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri and an Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She received her Ph.D. in genetics and molecular biology at Emory University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Ferguson is a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and a Fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. She is actively involved in AACC and is currently the Chair-elect of the Midwest Section and the newsletter editor for the Pediatric and Maternal-Fetal Division. ​