Adventures in Laboratory Stewardship: Improving Quality and Care while Lowering Costs


This session will discuss many of the interventions undertaken by the speaker at his institution to improve care delivery through laboratory stewardship interventions. Emphasis will be placed on laboratory leadership, collaboration with clinical colleagues, the importance of communication and professionalism, and a systems-based approach to problem solving. Evidence will be presented that these interventions, in addition to promoting healthcare affordability, directly improve the quality of healthcare delivered, as outlined by the Institute of Medicine.

Originally published on May 13, 2019

Lecture Presenter

Gary W. Procop, MD, MS

Gary W. Procop, MD, MS

Professor of Pathology
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Director, Mol. Microbiology, Mycology, Parasitology and Virology Laboratories, Medical Director and Co-Chair, Enterprise Laboratory Stewardship Committee of Medical Operations
Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Procop is past Chair of the Departments of Clinical Pathology and Molecular Pathology, and past Section Head for Clinical and Molecular Microbiology. He completed a Bachelor of Science at Eastern Michigan University, followed by an M.D. and M.S. at Marshall University School of Medicine. Residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology training was completed at Duke University Medical Center and a Clinical Microbiology Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and Medical Microbiology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the College of American Pathologists, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is a Trustee and a past President of the American Board of Pathology, and a Member of Board of Directors for both American Board of Medical Specialties and the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute. He has given more than 615 scientific presentations, and has 204 published manuscripts, 49 chapters, and three books to his credit.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss opportunities to improve quality and patient safety
  • Review strategies to enhance patient care and the patient experience
  • Describe opportunities to increase laboratory efficiency and effectiveness while decreasing costs

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories