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Madison Core Laboratories appoints new chief scientific officer to Huntsville office

Madison Core Laboratories, LLC has appointed Dr. Jeff Wisotzkey, Ph.D., HCLD, CC, as their new chief scientific officer and laboratory director based in the company’s Huntsville corporate office and laboratory on Artie Street in Huntsville. Dr. Wisotzkey brings over 25 years of experience in scientific leadership and laboratory operations in molecular diagnostics, chemistry/immunochemistry, immunology, microbiology, and toxicology to the position.

Dr. Wisotzkey will oversee all the company’s scientific and clinical development, including the execution of clinical laboratory activities and regulatory affairs. He will also provide strategic and tactical input for research and development opportunities.

Dr. Wisotzkey came to MCL from Phase2 Labs, a large acute and chronic respiratory disease-focused laboratory in Nashville where he was chief scientific officer. At Phase2, he was responsible for building out the Lab’s molecular detection and characterization technologies via qPCR and NGS, in addition to serological analysis, flow cytometry and other diagnostic laboratory modalities.

Prior to that, he served as the CSO and clinical laboratory director for Diatherix-Eurofins here in Huntsville.

Dr. Wisotzkey has a doctoral degree in molecular biology from the University of Houston and completed postdoctoral training at Pennsylvania State University’s Hershey Medical Center. He is a board-certified high complexity laboratory director (HCLD) and clinical consultant (CC).

“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Wisotzkey to the MCL management team as he brings a proven track record of success in many areas of clinical diagnostic testing development and laboratory operations,” said MCL CEO Carlo Crespo, M.D. “Dr. Wisotzkey’s leadership will also be invaluable as we move Madison Core Labs to the next stage of growth.

“With him on board and in collaboration with Dr. Kris Kulkarni, vice president of Lab Operations and the MCL team, we will continue to accelerate our growth as a clinical laboratory providing diagnostic testing in chemistry, coagulation, hematology, molecular, microbiology, and toxicology.”

During his career, Dr. Wisotzkey has held senior positions with Health Network Laboratories in Allentown, PA; Genomind in King of Prussia, PA; Central PA Alliance Laboratory in York, PA; and for York Hospital in York, PA.

He has also served on numerous professional advisory boards and industry committees.

Madison Core Laboratories is one of the leading independent laboratories in Alabama, providing extensive laboratory services using state-of-the-art testing equipment to provide clients with the latest innovations in the laboratory spectrum.

They are also the only independent reference laboratory in the State of Alabama that offers mobile phlebotomy, molecular diagnostics, routine blood, urine, and toxicology testing all under one organization.

MCL was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the Southeast.

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