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Medical Scientist/Healthcare Director

Shawnee, Kansas, United States
August 31, 2017

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***** *. **** ******, *******, KS 66226

(H): 913-***-**** (C): 816-***-****

Highly disciplined and motivated healthcare administrator with over 10 years of multi-site director level experience, excellent communication/presentation skills and a strong work ethic. My clinical background, research and executive experience would be in good alignment with the stated objectives outlined for the Sr. MSL position. I have a broad scientific knowledge base, extensive clinicopathologic experience, clinical trial and business development acumen and an appetite for success. As traditional models of treatment undergo change and new modalities are developed, marketing staff, healthcare providers, scientific experts and decision makers (service line administrators) are hard pressed to keep up with the technology, let alone the scientific and regulatory changes. The MSL is instrumental in this aspect of the value stream, providing the necessary education and information needed to develop, introduce, implement and maintain state of the art treatments, testing and instrumentation as they evolve. I am comfortable in any situation, from the clinic to the classroom to the boardroom. Maintaining access to complex information requires teamwork, dedicated oversight and a strong commitment to excellence. It takes more than just a wealth of knowledge and a good grasp of the subject matter. The information needs to be delivered to KOL's in a clear, concise and understandable fashion. This is how you develop loyalty and expand the footprint. To become a dominant force in this marketplace, you need to be able to instill a sense of trust with the trial sponsors, research developers, providers and ultimately the patients. Skill and experience drive these processes. I would welcome the opportunity to become a new part of the team and continue building on the solid foundation already in place.




A hospital owned orthopedic and sports medicine practice with 10 surgeons, 6 PA's, and over 40 ancillary staff members including nursing, radiology and office professionals. Facilities include a dedicated free standing clinic building across the street from the main hospital and additional satellite clinics are located at MCMC and within the College Point Primary Care facility. Also, assumed responsibility for the hospital owned podiatry service (one DPM) offering care in two separate locations.

Director of Orthopedic Operations

Assumed this position in 2013 with several years of administrative experience in the pathology/laboratory medicine field, overseeing physicians from multiple departments with ancillary staff. Strategic initiatives had been in place since the hospital acquired the practice in 2009 and steady improvements had been made. Quality and value, along with volume, were becoming primary drivers in healthcare and provider participation in that process had not been optimized. Orthopedic service line expansion was a vision for the organization and the practice had outgrown the facilities. Sub-specialty recruitment (foot/ankle and hand surgery) was ongoing in a very competitive environment and the implementation of robotic assisted joint replacement was in progress.

Responsibilities included operations management for all orthopedic facilities, staff development and credentialing, maintenance of regulatory and compliance standards, selection of national vendors, process improvement, medico-legal liaison, work comp/disability oversight and facility management. Served on the OMSI Corporate Compliance Committee, Orthopedic Service Line Steering Committee and multiple physician recruitment panels. Attended weekly OMSI Directors meetings and monthly OHS Corporate Directors meetings.

Select Accomplishments:

Operations Management. Participated in the evaluation and selection of a national consultant group to oversee the service line expansion project and met regularly with a strategic initiative committee. Assisted the consultant group over a 3-month window to provide access to the practice in a non-disruptive fashion. Implemented changes and recommendations from the consultant group for process improvement in the areas of clinic customer satisfaction, scheduling and realigned the roles of physician assistants to increase surgeon availability.

Realigned clinic schedules to allow for additional patient visits per day with extended hours of service and increased efficiency. Coached providers in customer service skills, resulting in improved performance ratings. Changes were piloted with specific providers and implemented if deemed successful. An OR pilot program was also initiated with the hospital to evaluate the efficiencies of implementing back to back "flip" rooms for joint replacement surgery cases. This trial program was successful and allowed for the completion of more cases per day, better on-time starts and less non-productive ancillary staff minutes per shift. The program is currently being evaluated for expansion to other surgical disciplines.

Oversaw a 6-month long renovation project within the main clinic. Participated in the project from start to finish including architectural planning and design, equipment selection, etc. The project resulted in additional clinic pod with 5 exam rooms and minimal disruption of services.

Attained LEAN Six Sigma Greenbelt certification in 2015 through a hospital wide initiative, specifically focusing on customer service issues within clinics. Evaluated and improved multiple processes within the clinic including patient wait times, appointment start times, physician contact time and nursing phone triage. Overall, the level of service for physicians and staff improved and Meaningful Use metrics were improved significantly over the last 2 years. The practice met attestation thresholds for 2015.

Satisfaction with the EMR was suboptimal. The providers thought that it impeded their workflow in clinic. Worked with the vendor to successfully implement custom solutions. With several non-certified Medical Assistants working in clinic and dropping orders for the providers, it came to light that these orders were not counting toward Meaningful Use metrics. I solved this issue utilizing the ABR-OE certification (assessment based recognition in order entry) for these non-certified assistants and the practice was able to attest for Meaningful Use with the hospital for 2015.

Volume and revenue showed steady growth in the 5-9% range over my tenure. Quality measures were suboptimal in 2013, but began steadily trending upward through 2016 for both clinic staff as well as providers. The transition from volume to value had started to take hold as the providers were forced to accept this change as inevitable. Overall resistance to change decreased as the staff embraced the culture shift. Meaningful Use metrics were improved significantly over the last 2 years and the practice met attestation thresholds for 2015.

Clinic staff went through key personnel changes and several hires were made that helped customer service scores. The practice ran LEAN and as close to budget as possible. At full staff (60% of MGMA benchmark), the clinic was efficient and ran smoothly. OR scheduling, rehab and home health were all coordinated within the daily clinic operations. Staff morale improved and the focus on quality service and customer satisfaction became a high priority.

Selection of National Vendors. Managed the clinic vendors on a weekly basis. This included the areas of viscosupplementation, durable medical goods, home health, etc. In coordination with corporate supply chain, a program to consolidate joint replacement vendors was successfully implemented for cost savings and ease of ordering.

Reviewed RFP’s for consolidation and selection. Coordinated effectively with Compliance Officers throughout these processes.

Participated in the implementation of robotic assisted joint replacement program with the Dept. of Surgery. Scheduled cadaver training with staff and participated in marketing the service through seminars, advertising and phone referrals. The service was well received and the program was very successful.

Enhanced roles for Physician Assistants. Multiple PA’s were employed by the practice and their roles varied. I encouraged them to consolidate and standardize their level of service and to expand their roles as “physician extenders” within the clinics.

Satisfaction and performance improved over time. Increased commitment to service was prioritized and eventually led to increased compensation and expansion of the group. The expansion led to improved call scheduling and better morale.



Physicians Reference Laboratory (PRL), founded in 1976, was Kansas City’s largest privately held reference laboratory with over $50M in revenue. They have been recently purchased by LabCorp and currently operate under their corporate umbrella. PRL consisted of multiple divisions including a central core reference lab, anatomic pathology, molecular testing and clinical trials. PRL had over 500 employees supporting hospitals, surgery centers, medical practices, and research facilities for pathology services.


Director of Anatomic Pathology January 2010 to May 2013

Promoted to the Director of Anatomic Pathology position with oversight for three divisions: histology and gross pathology, cytology, and transcription. Dual reporting to Chief Medical Officer and the Chief of Operations; direct oversight of 20 pathologists in multiple locations, and 40 technical staff. Managed a budget of approximately $6.3M annually. Histology lab volumes ranged from 53,000 to 75,000 cases per year, and 270,000 slides per year. Budgets were developed annually within each department and evaluated at monthly meetings. Worked closely with the Dir. of Clinical labs

Responsibilities included operations management, staff development, selection of national vendors, client relationships, and maintenance of regulatory and compliance standards.

Select Accomplishments:

Operations Management. Working with consultants in LEAN Six Sigma strategies, co-led re-engineering project designed to improve efficiency and work flow, while decreasing the error rate within the Anatomic Pathology department. This effort was successful in offsetting declining reimbursements and volumes without compromising patient safety.

Realigned staff and implemented cross-training to create a more efficient and cost effective delivery of service. By matching staffing to specimen volume, time of day and work flow, work volume and morale were increased, while staff was reduced by 15%. Focused on team building and strengthening through cross-training and graduated increases in responsibility.

Reconfigured the work space to maximize work flow capabilities. Utilized LEAN methodology to identify work space inefficiencies and resolve them through lab space redesign.

Implemented system designed to reduce risk of error and increase process productivity. Using Vantage Work Flow Solution, introduced bar coding and single-piece flow, resulting in reduced opportunities for errors and providing location tracking of surgical specimens.

In an effort to stream line the accessioning process for anatomic and clinical pathology at the lab, the entire accessioning force was consolidated and centralized into one area and staffed 24 hrs a day. This was a major improvement over the segregated accessioning process that was previously in force. Metrics revealed a significant reduction in pre-analytical accessioning errors and a more robust accessioning team resulted.

Costing analysis undertaken in histology to reconfigure and consolidate fee schedules for contracted pathology services. Resulted in significant cost savings by decreasing the cost of consumables by a re-negotiation with vendors and increased revenue without the loss of business.

Staff Development. Used performance metrics for professional and technical staff based on industry standards; mentored junior staff towards defined levels of competence in line with national recommendations.

Selection of National Vendors. Managed RFP process to choose one primary national vendor to provide send-out testing services, in effort to streamline services, reduce costs, increase quality, and increase timeliness of process. Consolidation of vendors led to a mutually beneficial arrangement that was instrumental in keeping PRL at the cutting edge of offering state-of-the-art testing.

Reviewed submitted RFPs to narrow selection from 50 potential vendors to three vendors for final consideration.

Met with senior staff (e.g. CFOs) of potential vendors to understand their ability to provide cost-effective services tailored to meet PRL needs.

On basis of financial analysis, information submitted, and meetings with senior staff, recommended one vendor to senior management of PRL. Recommendation was accepted and company still serves as the preferred vendor.


Client Relationships. Served as a medical liaison in company marketing and new business development efforts.

As member of on-site team, provided a physician perspective on PRL’s ability to meet current and future client needs.

Helped to secure new client arrangements for professional services only.

Helped to identify new services of value to existing clients (e.g., PinkLab).

Regulatory and Compliance. During tenure, all accreditations and inspections were successfully passed; lab was in compliance with rules and regulations imposed by other regulatory bodies.

PRL met all standards imposed for accreditation by CAP, CLIA, and NYSDH.

PRL hospital-based lab services met all JCAHO rules and regulations.

OSHA and EPA regulations were followed and local codes adhered to.

State statutes were reviewed yearly for changes, especially in regard to the disposal of fetal remains and hazardous waste generation.

Director of Operations, Anatomic Pathology January 2006 – January 2010

Oversaw the day to day management of operations for Anatomic Pathology including histology, cytology, pathology assistants, and transcription.

House Staff January 2002 – January 2006

Core lab and hospital based house staff. Routine pathology, grossing, frozen sections, conferences.

Surgical Pathology Fellow January 2000 – January 2002

Routine pathology, grossing, frozen sections, conferences.



Cytology Fellow July 1999 - July 2000

Chief Resident, Pathology July 1998 – July 1999

Resident July 1995 – July 1998

Positions Prior to 1995: Research assistant and graduate teaching assistant positions, core Biology, Histology and Parasitology, University of North Dakota.


MD, 1995

Medical University of South Carolina. Charleston, SC

PhD, Experimental Pathology, 1994

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Master of Science, Biology, 1985

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1982

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND


Spencer W. Kerley MD

Medical Director LabCorp (formerly Physicians Reference Laboratory, LLC)

7800 W. 110th Street

Overland Park, KS 66226


Janet M. Woodroof MD

Medical Director of Clinical Laboratory

Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Kansas University Medical Center

3901 Rainbow Blvd., Mailstop 3045

Kansas City, KS 66160


David Tate

Director of Operations

Olathe Medical Services, Inc

13045 Mur Len Rd.

Olathe, Ks 66062




HOME ADDRESS: 22001West 56th Street

Shawnee, KS 66226

Home Phone: 913-***-****

Cell Phone: 816-***-****

FAMILY: Married. Wife - Sharon

Daughter - Emily age 16


UNDERGRADUATE: University of North Dakota (1976 - 1981)

Office of Registrar, P.O. Box 8382

Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382

BA - Psychology

University of Minnesota (1980 -1980)

Graduate Facility (1983 - 1983)

312 Church Street, 7-105 BSBE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

GRADUATE: University of North Dakota (1983 - 1985)

Office of Registrar, P.O. Box 8382

Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introductory Biology

Graduate Teaching Assistant Parasitology

MS - Biology

GRADUATE/MEDICAL : Medical University of South Carolina (1985 - 1995)

171 Ashley Avenue

Charleston, SC 29425

Ph.D., Experimental Pathology ('94)

MD ('95)

PATHOLOGY RESIDENCY: University of Kansas Medical Center (1995 - 1999)

3901 Rainbow Boulevard

Kansas City, Kansas 66160

Chief Resident, Pathology (1998 - 1999)

FELLOWSHIPS: Kansas University Medical Center (1999 – 2000)

3901 Rainbow Boulevard

Kansas City, Kansas 66160

Cytopathology Fellowship

Physicians Reference Laboratory (2000 – 2002)

7800 West 110th Street

Overland Park, KS 66210

Surgical Pathology Fellowship

EMPLOYMENT: Olathe Medical Services, Inc. (2013-2016)

Johnson County Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

20920 W 151st St. Suite 100

Olathe, Kansas 66061


Physicians Reference Laboratory, LLC (2000 – 2013)

7800 West 110th Street

Overland Park, KS 66210


POSITIONS HELD: Director of Orthopedic Operations (2013-2016)

Director of Anatomic Pathology (2010-2013)

Dir. of Operations for Anatomic Pathology (2006-2010)

Pathology Staff (2000-2006)


Departmental Research Grant Award, Department of Biology, University of North Dakota – 1985

American Zoological Society Student Travel Award - 1985


University of North Dakota, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introductory Biology (1983-1985)

University of North Dakota, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Parasitology (1984 - 1986)

University of North Dakota, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Histology (1985 - 1986)

Medical University of South Carolina, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Pathology 701-702 (1988 - 1989)

University of Kansas Medical Center, Resident Teaching, Pathology 805 (1996 - 2000)


American Microscopical Society (1985 - 1993)

The Histochemical Society (1988 - 1996)

South Carolina Medical Association (1991 - 1995)

American Medical Association, (1991 – 2000)

American Society of Clinical Pathologists, (1995 – Present)

College of American Pathologists, (1996 – Present)

United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, (1998 – Present)


Munyer, PD; Holloway, HL Jr.: Renicola williamsi n. sp. (Trematoda: Digenea; Renicolidae) from the South Polar skua Catharacta maccormiki. Trans AM Microsc Soc 1990; 109: 98-102.

Munyer, PD; Schulte, BA: Immunohistochemical identification of proteoglycans in gelatinous membranes cat and gerbil inner ear. Hearing Res 1991; 52: 369-78.

Sugiyama, S; Spicer, SS; Munyer, PD; Schulte, BA: Distribution of glycoconjugates in ion transport cells of gerbil inner ear. J Histochem Cytochem 1991; 39: 425-34.

Sugiyama, S; Spicer, SS; Munyer, PD; Schulte, BA: Histochemical analysis of glycoconjugates in gelatinous membranes of the gerbil's inner ear. Hearing Res 1991; 55: 263-72.

Sugiyama, S; Spicer, SS; Munyer, PD; Schulte, BA: Ultrastructural localization and semiquantitative analysis of glycoconjugates in the tectorial membrane. Hearing Res 1992; 61: 35-46.

Munyer, PD; Schulte, BA: Immunocytochemical localization of keratan and chondroitin 4- and 6- sulfate proteoglycans in subregions of the gerbil's tectorial and basilar membranes. Hearing Res 1994; 79: 83-93.

Munyer, PD; Schulte, BA: Developmental expression of proteoglycans in tectorial and basilar membrane of the gerbil cochlea. Hearing Res 1995; 85: 85-94.

Spinale, FG; Zellner, JL; Johnson, WS; Eble, DS; Munyer, PD: Cellular and extracellular remodeling with the development and recovery from tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy: Changes in fibrillar collagen, myocyte adhesion capacity and proteoglycans. J Mol Cell Cardiol 1996; 28: 1591-1608.

Ren, Yafei; Munyer, Paul; Kepes John J; Cansler, Marilyn; Collins, Julie; Gayed, Bishoy; Tawfik, Ossama: Comparison of Cyclin A and MIB-1 Expression in Astrocytic Tumors Using Image-Based Analysis System. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 2001; 9 (1); 14-18.


Munyer, PD; Holloway, HL Jr.: Renicola williamsi n. sp. (Trematoda: Digenea; Renicolidae) form Catharacta maccormiki, the South Polar skua. Annual meeting of the American Microscopical Society, Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 27-30, 1985.

Munyer, PD; Holloway, HL Jr.: Observations on the morphology and pathology of kidney flukes in South Polar skuas. Seventy-eighth Annual Meeting, North Dakota Academy of Science, Grand Forks, North Dakota, April 24-25, 1986.

Munyer, PD; Schulte, BA: Histochemical identification of proteoglycans in gelatinous membranes of cat and gerbil inner ear. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Midwinter Meeting, St. Petersburg, Florida, February 4-8, 1990.

Spinale, FG; Zellner, J; Eble, D; Munyer, PD; Crawford, F; Zile, M: The development of dilated cardiomyopathy: potential contributory role of the extracellular matrix. Proceedings of the Federation of the American Society of Experimental Biology, Atlanta, Georgia, April 22-25, 1991.

Munyer, PD; Schulte, BA: Localization of proteoglycans in developing tectorial and basilar membranes of the gerbil cochlea. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Midwinter Meeting, St. Petersburg, Florida, February 6-10, 1994.

Munyer, PD; Collins, J; Cansler, M; Tawfik, O: Cyclin A as a proliferation marker for breast carcinoma: An immunohistochemical study comparing MIB-1 and Cyclin A. American Society of Clinical Pathologists Fall Meeting, Washington, DC, October 17-23, 1998.

Ren, Y; Munyer, PD; Tawfik, O; Kepes, J; Cansler, M; Collins, J: Cyclin A and MIB-1 expression as prognostic indicators in astrocytic tumors utilizing image based cell analysis (CAS-200). American Society of Clinical Pathologists Fall Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 25-30, 1999.

Kerley, Joseph; Ryan, George; Scholtz, Greg; Kerley, Spencer; Ahmed, Shaheen; Munyer, Paul and Manna, Pradip: Correlates of HPV Detection. Journal of the Amer. Soc. of Cytopathology. November 2012, 1 (1) Supplement, pg. S45-S45.


Case Study: Leadership change builds foundation for implementation of Lean Six Sigma. Physicians Reference Lab sustains quality in high growth market. Ventana Medical Systems Inc., 1901 E. Innovation Park Drive, Tucson, AZ, 85755 USA. 2010

Customer Snapshot: VANTAGE System and Workflow Consulting. Proactive management accelerates implementation. Ventana Medical Systems Inc., 1901 E. Innovation Park Drive, Tucson, AZ, 85755 USA. 2011


Spencer W. Kerley MD

CEO and Medical Director

Physicians Reference Laboratory, LLC

7800 W. 110th Street

Overland Park, KS 66226


Janet M. Woodroof MD

Medical Director of Clinical Laboratory

Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Kansas University Medical Center

3901 Rainbow Blvd.

Mailstop 3045

Kansas City, KS 66160


Dan Spragle MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Bako Pathology

6240 Shiloh Road

Alpharetta, GA 30005


Janet Scalet, APRN

Nurse Practitioner- Orthopedics

Olathe Medical services, Inc.

20920 W 151st St., Suite 100

Olathe, KS 66061


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