Sept. 14, 2007

Clinical Lab Products (CLP) magazine announced today that Fred V. Plapp, MD, PhD, medical director of Saint Luke’s Regional Laboratories in Kansas City, has joined its editorial advisory board. Plapp was formerly a clinical pathologist at Saint Luke’s Hospital where he held several committee leadership positions.

“Dr. Plapp has been a valuable editorial source for CLP, and we are honored to have him as an advisor going into our 37th year of publication,” said Cheryl Woodruff, CLP editor. “With a greatly expanded editorial calendar that will include laboratory facility awards and comprehensive product reviews, we appreciate Dr. Plapp’s expert advice.”

Plapp received his MD and PhD degrees in a combined medical scientist program from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1975. He later completed an internship at the University of Chicago and a pathology residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Following completion of his residency, Plapp joined the faculty of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he practiced pathology for 5 years. Later, as assistant medical director of the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City, he and his colleagues invented the solid phase red cell adherence method for pretransfusion serologic testing that is now marketed as Capture P and Capture R by Immucor Inc, Norcross, Ga. In 1999, the American Association of Blood Banks recognized this work with the Morton Grove-Rasmussen Memorial Award. Plapp holds seven patents and a software copyright.

Clinical Lab Products, an Ascend Media publication based in Los Angeles, is the only magazine that focuses exclusively on products and technology developments in the clinical lab industry.