Joesph R. Wiencek, PhD

Joe WiencekDr. Wiencek is a board-certified clinical chemist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he serves as the Service Line Medical Director of the VUMC Core Laboratory and Associate Director of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s ComACC accredited clinical chemistry fellowship program. Dr. Wiencek received his Ph.D. in clinical-bioanalytical chemistry at Cleveland State University – the only ComACC accredited doctoral program in the United States. He has had comprehensive training in clinical chemistry through a two-year internship in the Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory at the Cleveland Clinic’s Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute and a two-year ComACC accredited clinical chemistry fellowship at Vanderbilt University (fellow from July 2015-June 2017). Following his fellowship, he joined the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then was recruited back to Vanderbilt in 2020. His research interests are in clinical chemistry specifically in preanalytical variation in laboratory testing, diagnostic stewardship, and medical education. He has been selected for numerous awards for teaching and was also selected as a 2019 ASCP 40 under Forty honoree.

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