Dr. Paul Bachner is Professor and immediate past-chairman of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Kentucky in Lexington where he has served as Director of Laboratories since 1993. He is also the Medical Director of the Division of Laboratory Services, Department for Public Health, of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Bachner was born in New York City where he attended the High School of Music and Art and the College of the City of New York before receiving his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. After completing residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, he practiced in academic, community-based and independent laboratory settings in Connecticut and New York from 1966 to 1993, and was a faculty member at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York Medical College. He was appointed director of Clinical Laboratories at the University of Kentucky in 1993 and Chairman of Pathology in 1997.
Bachner served as a member of the Board of Governors and is a Past President of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). He has been an inspector in the federally-deemed CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program since 1968 and is the current chair of the Accreditation Committee which is responsible for the final accreditation status of over 7,000 clinical laboratories in the US and internationally.
Bachner was appointed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis Sullivan as a member of the CDC Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) from 1992 to 1995.
Faculty RankProfessor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center
Certifications and Special Training
American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
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