Danielle Freedman, MB, BS, FRCPath, EurClinChem - March 2013 Mentor of the Month

Danielle Freedman obtained her Medical Degree from Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine of the University of London in 1976. She trained as a Pathologist at Royal Free Hospital and then specialised as Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry and Endocrinology at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School (University of London).

She is currently Consultant Chemical Pathologist & Associate Physician in Clinical Endocrinology, Divisional Director of Laboratory Medicine, Radiology, Pharmacy & Therapies at Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Luton, UK. In addition, she was the Hospital Medical Director for 5 years (2005-2010).

In the UK, she is past Vice President of Royal College of Pathologists (2008-2011) and past Member of the Executive of Royal College of Pathologists (2005-2011) as well as Chair of the Speciality Advisory Committee for Clinical Biochemistry for Royal College of Pathologists (2005-2011).

At the present time, Dr. Freedman is Chair of the LabTestsOnLine Board UK and elected National Member of Council of the Association for Clinical Biochemistry. She is also on the Scientific Organising Committee for the 3rd European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Meeting 2014 (EFLM).

Her main interests include clinical endocrinology, point of care testing and, importantly, the role of the laboratory/clinician interface with regard to patient safety and patient outcome.

She is a frequently invited speaker both nationally and internationally on the above topics and she has more than 75 scientific papers and book chapters.

She won an 'Outstanding Speaker Award' during 2009 from the AACC. She served as a Member of the AACC Annual Meeting Organising Committee (AMOC) for 2011 and has been selected to be on the 2014 AACC AMOC.

In her spare time, Danielle enjoys classic cars, modern art and rock music from the 70's and 80's.