The Power List 2015
Described as “one of the most recognized experts in laboratory quality assurance and quality control in the world,” Jim is professor emeritus in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is co-founder and principal at Westgard QC, Inc., which provides laboratories with technology and training for quality management. Initially interested in method evaluation protocols, he served as the first chairman of the Evaluation Protocols Area Committee of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. During a sabbatical at Uppsala University, Jim grew interested in quality control and began development work on the multi-rule control procedure now known as “Westgard Rules.” He continues to work with the University of Wisconsin as a teacher in the Clinical Laboratory Science Program and co-director of an online graduate certificate program in laboratory quality management. He also conducts research into quantitative techniques for analytical quality management.