Veronica I Luzzi, PhD, MS(MT), DABCC, FACB - July 2013 Mentor of the Month

Veronica I Luzzi, PhD, MS(MT), DABCC, FACB, is Associate Director of Chemistry in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, and adjunct professor of Pathology at Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan. She received her PhD in Biology and Physiology and Biophysics from the University of California, Irvine, and completed her post-doctoral training in clinical chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Luzzi has worked in different areas of clinical testing and has published her work in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of Analytical Chemistry and the Journal of Clinical Chemistry. At the present, she oversees the quality of laboratory results, evaluates new assays and their clinical utility, assesses compliance with regulatory agencies, facilitates communication with clinicians, participates in process improvements, implements solutions to decrease defects, writes standard operating procedures, oversees the standardization to ISO 15189, and teaches medical students, pathology residents, and endocrinology and allergy fellows different aspects of clinical chemistry.

Dr. Luzzi has been a member of AACC for 12 years and is serving as the delegate for the Michigan section. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and in that role, she serves on the board of directors of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. She is the chair of the chemistry Examination Sub-committee. In addition, Dr. Luzzi is a member of the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists.