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Third Generation Microbiome Laboratory Analysis – Clinical Implications


Jan 15, 2020 05:18 PM

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Kara Fitzgerald, ND IFMCP
Medical Director
Dr. Fitzgerald received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She completed the first CNME-accredited post-doctorate position in nutritional biochemistry and laboratory science at Metametrix (now Genova) Clinical Laboratory under the direction of Richard Lord, Ph.D. Her residency was completed at Progressive Medical Center, a large, integrative medical practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Fitzgerald is lead author and editor of Case Studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine, a contributing author to Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine’s updated Textbook for Functional Medicine. She has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Fitzgerald is on faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine, and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. She lectures internationally and heads a private practice in Connecticut.
Joel E. Mortensen, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Microbiology @Doctor’s Data, Inc
Dr. Mortensen is a clinical microbiologist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical School, University of Cincinnati. His clinical interests include the application of rapid testing methods into the clinical microbiology laboratory and outpatient settings and integrating clinical microbiology into patient care through Antimicrobial Stewardship and Test Utilization. • BS: Mount Union College, Alliance, OH • PhD: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH • Post-doctoral Fellowship: Medical and Public Health Microbiology; Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX • High Complexity Laboratory Director (AAB), Certified Laboratory Consultant (AMT), MLT (AMT), SM (NCRM) • Director of Diagnostic Infectious Diseases Testing Laboratory, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center • Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology