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Medical and Scientific Staff

Dorothy M. (Adcock) Funk, MD

Medical Director of Coagulation, Co-director of Special Coagulation, Colorado Coagulation

Dr Adcock is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. She earned her medical degree at Michigan State University and completed residency training in pathology at the University of Colorado.

Dr Adcock has worked as an anatomical and clinical pathologist and has spent the last 25 years focused on hemostasis testing only. Her area of expertise is laboratory hemostasis with an emphasis on pre-examination variables, clinical consultation, teaching, and standard setting.

Dr Adcock is a current chair of the FDA Hematology and Pathology Devices Panel. She is an appointed member of the American Board of Pathology Test Development and Advisory Committee and vice president of the North American Specialized Coagulation Laboratory Association.  She serves on the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Phlebotomy Committee and is a previous member of the CAP Coagulation Resource Council.  She chaired the CLSI committees on H21 (collection, transport, and processing of blood specimens for testing plasma-based coagulation assays) and H54 (procedures of validation of INR and local calibration of PT/INR systems).  Dr Adcock is also a member of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and past president of the American Thrombosis Association.  Dr Adcock has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, multiple book chapters, and numerous coagulation-based laboratory guidelines.

Brian Poirier, MD

Medical Director, Colorado Coagulation, Phoenix, Ariz

Dr Poirier is a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as in transfusion medicine.  He earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, where he received the dean's recognition for academic excellence.  Dr Poirier has completed residencies in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of California at Davis in addition to fellowships in surgical pathology and transfusion medicine.  He has worked with the nonprofit organization, Global Healing, and the Republic of Georgia's National Center for Disease Control on a plan to improve the safety of Georgia's national blood service.  He also provided a series of advanced transfusion medicine training programs at various medical centers throughout the Republic of Georgia.

Dr Poirier holds membership in the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the AABB (American Association of Blood Banks), the American Society for Apheresis, and the American Society of Hematology.

Stefan Tiefenbacher, PhD

Vice President, LabCorp and Technical Director of Coagulation, Colorado Coagulation

Dr Tiefenbacher earned his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. He completed fellowships in Psychiatry and Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr Tiefenbacher joined the Colorado Coagulation team as Scientific Director in 2005, where he directs and oversees the scientific and technical aspects of clinical and clinical trial testing, as well as assay development and validation. Dr Tiefenbacher has more than 10 years of experience in assay validation in both the bioanalytical, as well as good clinical practice (GCP) setting.

He is an active contributor at the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and a member of several national and international societies including the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis and the World Federation of Hemophilia.

André Valcour, PhD, MBA, DABCC

Vice President and Laboratory Director, Center for Esoteric Testing, LabCorp

Dr Valcour is a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (DABCC) and is certified by the New York State Department of Health as director of clinical chemistry, endocrinology, therapeutic drug monitoring, clinical toxicology, and serologic oncology. He earned a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Vermont and completed postdoctoral fellowship training in clinical chemistry at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut.

Dr Valcour serves as either the national discipline director or co-discipline director of the following LabCorp programs; endocrinology, serologic and tumor markers, allergy, and hemostasis and thrombosis.

Dr Valcour is a member of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.