PAML, one of the nation’s premier medical reference laboratories and a healthcare solutions company, is pleased to announce the appointment of  Dr. Gregory D. Clark to the position of Vice President, National Esoteric Reference Laboratory Services for PAML, LLC and PAML Ventures, effective immediately.

In his new position, Dr. Clark will provide overall management for PAML’s National Esoteric Reference Laboratory Services (NRL). In addition to leading the day-to-day operations of the NRL, he will also lead the development of strategies and initiatives to support future growth of the laboratory’s esoteric testing services.

With more than 20 years of experience in laboratory management, Dr. Clark brings a crucial combination of hospital and reference laboratory expertise to PAML. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Clark was the general manager for Tri-Cities Laboratories, located in Kennewick, Washington. A medical reference laboratory, Tri-Cities is a joint venture partnership between PAML and three hospitals in the Tri-Cities area: Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Kennewick General Hospital and Lourdes Medical Center. Dr. Clark has also held senior leadership positions at Baylor Healthcare Systems, Westcliff Medical Laboratories, Oregon Medical Laboratories and Quest Diagnostics.

 “Dr. Clark brings a wealth of knowledge, excellent leadership skills and a strong vision to our company,” said Francisco R. Velázquez, M.D., S.M., President and Chief Executive Officer for PAML, LLC and PAML Ventures. "His expertise will be a real asset to PAML as we continue to expand our esoteric testing services.”

Dr. Clark completed a doctorate in Analytical Chemistry and a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology at the University of Washington. He has been a member of AACC since 1991 and frequently lectures and speaks on clinical laboratory science and management.