LGM Interim Clinical Co-Chief Named

Ann M. Gronowski, PhD, has agreed to serve as the interim Clinical Co-Chief of the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine (LGM) in the Department of Pathology and Immunology (P&I), and CLIA Medical Director of Barnes-Jewish Hospital Clinical Laboratories, starting January 1, 2022. Ann is currently Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs & Development and Medical Director of BJH Core Laboratory Services.

Dr. Gronowski received her PhD in Endocrinology-Reproductive Physiology from the University of Wisconsin, and completed her Clinical Chemistry fellowship at Washington University. She has had a distinguished career in laboratory medicine, having served as Presidents of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and the American Board of Clinical Chemistry, and fourteen years on the Board of Editors for the journal Clinical Chemistry. Ann has received numerous awards, including the AACC’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research and the Distinguished Educator-Clinical Fellow Mentoring Award from Washington University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the laboratory diagnostics of endocrinology and reproductive physiology, with a particular emphasis on maternal fetal medicine.  

Dr. Gronowski will succeed Chuck Eby, MD, who has been the LGM Clinical Co-Chief since 2011. Chuck is an international leader in lab medicine, was elected president of the International Society for Laboratory Hematology and is a recipient on the Life Time Achievement Award from the College of American Pathologists. Over the past 21 years, Chuck has served in many leadership roles in the department, including as its interim Head from January 2018 to May 2019. He led the LGM Division through the COVID-19 pandemic, facilitating the successful implementation of COVID-19 testing. Chuck will begin a two-year phased retirement, concentrating on clinical service, quality improvement, and trainee education. Ann looks forward to building on the culture of excellence, inclusion, collaboration and professionalism that Chuck nurtured.

Please join us in thanking Dr. Eby for his long and distinguished service and in congratulating Dr. Gronowski. We are delighted that she has accepted this position and look forward to working with her in this new role.