Dr. Shahram Shahangian has been a senior health scientist at the CDC’s Division of Laboratory Systems since 1993. During this time, Dr. Shahangian has conducted studies in various areas of clinical laboratory medicine including clinical laboratory performance and proficiency testing, appropriate laboratory test utilization, problems in the total laboratory testing process, national surveys of coagulation laboratory testing practices, critical review of clinical laboratory quality indicators, and publications of good laboratory practices in molecular genetic testing, biochemical genetic tests, and newborn screening. He is the first or sole author of 25 original articles published in various peer-reviewed clinical laboratory journals. Prior to joining the CDC, Dr. Shahangian worked as a technical director and senior scientist in several biotechnology firms (1989–1993), as a research faculty member at the University of Texas MD Anderson Center (1985–1989), and as a postdoctoral fellow in clinical chemistry at the University of Utah School of Medicine (1982–1984). Dr. Shahangian received his PhD in 1982 and MS in 1979, both in biochemistry, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry since 1994 and a fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (now, the AACC Academy) since 1995.