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Ran Whitehead

Ran Whitehead, NMG Consultant, is a seasoned laboratory executive with more than 40 years of experience.  Mr. Whitehead has led laboratories in a variety of settings from founding a start-up venture capital backed laboratory in Tennessee to leading for-profit and non-for profit laboratories in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, New Mexico and Oregon.

Mr. Whitehead is expert at strategic development, lab construction and site development, LIS implementation and outreach development.  He is well known for his technical and clinical excellence, collaborative partnerships, and innovative programs. He has also led initiatives such as the distance learning program that was later adopted by laboratories across the country.

Prior to joining NMG, he most recently served as CEO at PeaceHealth Laboratories where he integrated twelve laboratory operations in to one operating unit with standardized policies, procedures and equipment.  While there he also developed new service lines to enhance future revenues, introduced Lean Assessment program for process improvement and implemented the EPIC/Beaker LIS.

Mr. Whitehead also served as CEO at SED Medical Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM and Oregon Medical Laboratories in Eugene, OR.  He has also held senior leadership positions at Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL, Moses Cone Health System in Greensboro, NC and at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

He has presented at the Executive War College, Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine, California Clinical Laboratory Association and Roche Molecular Center of Excellence.  He has also led numerous online seminars and has authored several articles for the Medical Laboratory Observer and released four podcasts focusing on the clinical laboratory industry.

Mr. Whitehead served on the Boards at Lane Workforce Partnership, Lane Memorial Blood Bank, New Mexico Workforce Partnership and Ascendant Diagnostics.

He earned his Master of Business Administration at Duke University and his Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology at Michigan State University.

Ran lives in Santa Barbara, CA with his wife.

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