A Little about Dr. Jortani

A Little about Dr. Jortani

Saeed A. Jortani, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB


Dr. Jortani is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at University of Louisville School of Medicine.  He is a board certified clinical chemist and a practicing toxicologist.  He is the Director of University of Louisville’s Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratory.  He has served as a representative of several national organizations in the area of laboratory medicine such as the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), American Board for Clinical Chemistry (ABCC) and the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (ComACC).

Dr. Jortani is a co-founder of two divisions [Proteomic and Metabolomics as well as the MSSS (Mass Spectrometry and Separation Sciences).  He has served as the past chair of the Clinical Proteomics Division.  He is on the editorial boards of Clinica Chemica Acta and Clinical Proteomics, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring.  His research interests are proteomics, detection and measurement of drugs, therapeutics and poisons, and the use of pharmacogenetics in pain management and for postmortem investigations.  Working with other executive officers of the proteomics division and the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Jortani has been instrumental in establishing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between AACC and the NCI.

 As the founder of Jortani Clinical Trials Laboratory (JCTL), Dr. Jortani has served the diagnostic industry for over 20 years.  He has secured over $3,000,000 in funding for clinical research over the past five years.  He has been a co-inventor on at least 5 patent applications.  Currently, one has been issued and one is under review.  

Dr. Jortani is also one of the leaders in the field of pharmacogenetics specifically focusing on personalized pain management and PGx-guided forensic toxicology investigations and pain management.  As a liaison representing the AACC to the College of American Pathologists, he co-founded the first proficiency testing materials in the area of clinical pharmacogenetics.  His efforts by participating in the writing of the Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines in Pharmacogenetics and his directing of clinical trials in this area will contribute to substantial advancement in this area.  

Additional Websites associated with Dr. Jortani:
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine:
http://louisville.edu/medicine/departments/pathology/faculty/jortani

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