Medical Laboratory Science Faculty

University of the Sciences’ program is the only hospital-based medical technology program in Pennsylvania that has a certified medical laboratory scientist as director and advisor.

As a medical laboratory science student, you'll learn alongside your professors in the laboratory, performing tests and gathering data as a professional medical laboratory scientist would. The faculty members you'll learn and seek advice from are trained scientists and researchers.

You'll have access to faculty across the University for both teaching and mentoring. Faculty within Misher College of Arts and Sciences are available to share their professional experiences with you.

Margaret Reinhart, MS, MT (ASCP)
Senior Lecturer in Biology
Director, Medical Laboratory Science Program
m.reinha@usciences.edu | 215-596-8797

Ms. Reinhart holds an MS from Villanova University, an MMA from Pennsylvania State University, and a BS from Millersville University. She is a Medical Laboratory Scientist certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist and is a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University, as well as an instructor in the Pennsylvania Hospital Medical Technology Program. Ms. Reinhart’s research interests are invertebrate immune responses; and reactions of earthworm coelomocytes to both naturally occurring and induced parasite infections.

Mrs. Diane Valentin, MT(ASCP)MBCM
Instructor in Medical Laboratory Science
Department of Biological Sciences
d.valentin@usciences.edu | 215-596-8918

Mrs. Diane Valentin, MT(ASCP)MBCM, is a graduate of USciencies (MT’99), holds a certificate in Molecular Diagnostics from Michigan State University and is acquiring an MS in Biomedical Informatics through Rutgers University.  She has 16 years’ experience as a  medical laboratory scientist with specialization in microbiology and molecular diagnostics.  Her past nine years have been in the lead technologist position at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center.  During her last project prior to departure from the CMCVAMC, she worked closely with the hepatology group of physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists to coordinate genomic testing of treatment of the Hepatitis C Virus in veterans afflicted with the virus.  Her current interest is to provide the students in the MLS track at USciences an up-to-date knowledge-base of information and technology available to them as a practitioner of medical laboratory science and to instill a patient-centered approach in their chosen profession.

Adjunct Faculty

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Barbara Zingale, MSIT, MLS(ASCP)CM
BS (Florida Atlantic University)
Program Director

Susan Harrington, PhD
PhD (University of Maryland)
Medical Director

Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ

Perla Simmons BS, MPA, MT (ASCP)
MPA (Rutgers University)
Program Director

Brian S. Erler, MD, PhD
MD (SUNY Brooklyn)
Medical Advisor

Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ

John A. Mihok, MSEd, MT (ASCP)
BS (University of Maryland)
MS (Monmouth University)
Program Director

Louis J. Zinterhofer, MD
MD (Tulane)
Medical Director

New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Lynn Jones, MSEd, MT (ASCP)
MSEd (American College of Education)
Program Director 

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Marie Wood, BS, MS
MS (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
Program Director 

Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Jean Buchenhorst, MT (ASCP)
MS (MCP/Hahnemann)
Program Director

Michael Husson, MD
MD (Boston University)
Medical Director

Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA

Brian Spezialetti, MA, MSEd, MT (ASCP)
BA (Mansfield University)
MS (Elmira College)
Program Director

Joseph T. King, MD
MD (State University of Buffalo, New York)
Medical Advisor

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Maryann Kirschner MT (ASCP)
MS (Eastern University)
BS (Gwynedd Mercy University)
Program Director 

Judy Pascasio, MD
MD (University of the Philippines)
Medical Director

St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL

Mr. Michael Songer
Program Director

Ricardo Ramos, MD
BS, MD (University of Florida)
Medical Director, Chief Pathologist

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Jennifer Slodysko (ASCP)
MS (Thomas Jefferson University)
BS (Bloomsburg University)
Program Director

Barbara Goldsmith
PhD (Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University)
BS (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)
Department Chair

WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY

Michele G. Harms, MT (ASCP)
MS (SUNY, Fredonia, NY)
Program Director 

William A. Geary, MD, PhD
PhD (Washington University)
MD (University of Virginia)
Medical Director