SALT LAKE CITY, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ARUP Laboratories, a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and a leader in innovative laboratory research and development, announced today the appointment of Jerry W. Hussong, MD, as chief medical officer (CMO) and director of laboratories, effective, July 1, 2013.
Hussong will be taking over the responsibility from Sherrie Perkins, MD, PhD. Perkins will transition into senior vice president, research and development; co-executive director, ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology; and division head of clinical pathology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Dr. Hussong earned his DDS, MS, and MD degrees from Northwestern University and completed a pathology residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He completed a hematopathology fellowship at the University of Utah and ARUP, followed by two years as an assistant professor of pathology in Utah. After several years in private practice in Las Vegas, he was the director of hematopathology and clinical laboratory operations at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles from 2008 to 2012.
"Having served as both an ARUP medical director and an ARUP client, Dr. Hussong brings a diversified perspective to this position. He will provide excellent leadership for ARUP," said Edward Ashwood, MD, ARUP president and CEO.
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Founded in 1984, ARUP Laboratories is a leading national reference laboratory and a nonprofit enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. ARUP offers more than 3,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to esoteric molecular and genetic assays. ARUP serves clients across the United States, including many of the nation's top university teaching hospitals and children's hospitals, as well as multihospital groups, major commercial laboratories, group purchasing organizations, military and other government facilities, and major clinics. In addition, ARUP is a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development, led by the efforts of the ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology®.
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