Carmen L. Wiley, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB - July 2012 Mentor of the Month

Carmen L. Wiley, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB, is currently the Co-director of Chemistry and Immunology and Point of Care Testing at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. She also directs the Bioanalytics Laboratory at PAML. In her previous position, she was the Head of Clinical Chemistry in the Division of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI. She earned her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. She completed a postdoctoral fellow in Clinical Chemistry at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. She is board certified by ABCC and a Fellow of the NACB.

She has been a member of AACC since 1999 and has held several positions in AACC at the national and local levels. Currently she is a member of the editorial board for Lab Tests Online (LTO) and a member of the NACB Publication and Awards Committee. She also serves as the Pacific Northwest Section’s delegate in AACC’s House of Delegates. Past involvement in AACC includes serving on the 2008 on 2011 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee, the Membership Committee, the SYCL committee, and the Government Affairs Committee. Recently, she has been selected to be the chair of the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting.

Carmen is passionate about promoting the field of laboratory medicine, especially among young and early career clinical laboratorians. She is also interested in encouraging laboratorians to be great communicators. As the field of medicine becomes more and more specialized, it is difficult for health care providers to keep up with the changing field of laboratory medicine. She feels it is our role as clinical laboratorians to guide health care providers in the appropriate use of laboratory tests and aid in the interpretation of laboratory results.