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BD Committee Members

 Aparna Ahuja, MD

  • Worldwide Vice President, Medical Affairs, BD Life Sciences, Preanalytical Systems

  • Member of BD Worldwide PAS Medical Affairs Leadership Team, Chair of the BD Global Clinical Council
  • Certified inspector/auditor with ISO 15189 (NABL) and trained as international inspector with CAP
  • International Fellow of College of American Pathologists (CAP)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Hospital Management
  • Diploma in Child Health and Family Welfare

Aparna has more than two decades of laboratory experience, reflecting strong and innovative leadership skills coupled with hands-on experience in Biochemistry, Specialized Chemistry and Molecular Biology. Her previous assignment with BD PAS was as Head of Medical Affairs in East Europe, Middle East and Africa, where she successfully built a high performing team of Medical Affairs associates across the region by establishing the team as a value add & solution provider to laboratories through Laboratory consulting services, Quality checks, CME points accredited training modules on line with International guidelines, support in laboratory accreditations, and publications (EMA Preanalytical Notes, Poster presentations in IFCC, AFCC). Aparna is also a recognized speaker. Currently, her focus is on the improvement of quality laboratory testing and increasing awareness of the impact of the preanalytical phase on clinical results. She is also a strong advocate of patient as well as healthcare worker safety.

 

Sol Green, PhD, FACB

  • Director, Clinical Process Optimization and Global Technical Services, BD Life Sciences, Preanalytical Systems
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology, Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York

Sol has over 25 years’ clinical research experience in fields of Laboratory Medicine, including preanalytical variability and errors, clinical chemistry and automation, blood pH and gases, endocrinology, therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, special chemistry and cardiac markers. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, and has a Certificate of Qualification as a Clinical Laboratory Director in New York State. He has been responsible for oversight of the Department of Medical Affairs in Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as North and Latin America. He is a former member of both the AACC CKMB and Troponin Standardization Committees. Sol has over 60 publications, including 5 book chapters and 5 patents relevant to preanalytical clinical devices.  

  

Stephen Church, BEng, PgD, MICR

  • Associate Director, Medical Affairs, BD Life Sciences, Preanalytical Systems, Europe
  • Member, EFLM Working Group on the Preanalytical Phase (WG-PRE)
  • Member, ISO Working Group on Standardization of Specimen Containers

  • Member, Institute of Clinical Research

Stephen has more than 20 years’ experience in the design and development of medical devices. He has supported numerous hospitals throughout Europe in making significant improvements to the preanalytical phase and laboratory services. Stephen has published a number of articles and given presentations at scientific meetings on various topics key to the preanalytical phase, such as plasma vs. serum in biochemistry testing, the importance of preanalytical handling, etc.

 

 

 

specimencare.com Action Team Members

Dr. Aparna Ahuja, USA

Dr. Nedim Albayrak, EMA

Dr. Anita Singh, India

Dr. Sol Green, USA

Julie Ravo, USA

 

 

 

 

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