PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE IN LOW-INCOME AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES
Arturo Manlio Terrés Speziale MD
Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Born in Mexico City. February 20, 1953.
Graduated at the Faculty of Medicine UNAM. Revalidated by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. Philadelphia USA. Specialty in Clinical
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. CMN-IMSS-UNAM. Certificate by Clinical Pathology National Board. Postgraduate thesis dealt on Septicaemia, Blood Culture
and Mechanisms of Resistance to Antibiotics. Revalidated Postgraduate studies by National Board of Medical Examiners. Philadelphia USA. Training Courses at
Max Finland Institute, Boston Massachusetts, Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota and Baylor University Medical Centre Dallas, Texas. Including Diplomas on Strategic
Management of Health Services, Quality Assurance and Accreditation (JCAH), Advanced Six Sigma Biostatistics, Reengineering, Analytical Quality Control, Information
Technology and Telematics, among other.
Founder of the Clinical Laboratory and the Blood Bank as well as the Specialty and the Pathology Division at The American British Cowdray Hospital, with recognition of
COMPAC & UNAM. Former Director and Advisor of several National Clinical Laboratories including Hospitals, Reference Laboratories and Private Laboratories as
well as Research and Development Advisor of several Transnational Companies of Diagnostics and Health Informatics. Leading member of the Coordinating Group of
the Mexican Program for Certification of Clinical Laboratories that gave rise to the Official Mexican Standard NOM-166. Collaborator of the Project "Quality Improvement
of Clinical Laboratories of Latin America" developed by AMBC-IFCC-COLABIOCLI-PAHO.
Member of the Technology Committee of NCCLS-USA. Has represented WASPaLM at PAHO collaborating in the promotion of het Ethics Code for Clinical
Laboratories of Latin America. Coordinator of the Quality Improvement Program for Clinical Laboratories in Latin America to which gave rise to PROMECAL GUIDE 2013:
001 of ALAPAC / ML.
Awarded with the National Research Prize "Dr. Luis Rodríguez Villa "in 1991, 1994,1997. Author and Co-Author of three books and more than one hundred scientific
articles published in national and international medical journals. Editor of Anales Médicos del Hospital ABC 1989-1992. Co-Editor of the Latin American Journal of
Clinical Pathology. Has lectured innumerable courses and conferences inside and outside the Mexico.
Currently holds the position of General Director & Chief Executive Officer of the External Quality Assessment Scheme www.qualitat.cc recognized by the Mexican
Accreditation Entity AC on ISO /IEC 17043: 2010 Standard, serving more than 2,700 laboratories throughout Mexico.
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