Joesph R. Wiencek, Ph.D.

Joesph R. Wiencek, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Co-Director, Clinical Chemistry Fellowship

Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry, Director of Immunology, Director of Biochemical Genetics and Co-Technical Director of Core Hematology


Undergraduate: Chemistry, The Ohio State University, 2005-08

Doctorate: Clinical-Bioanalytical Chemistry, Cleveland State University, 2010-15

Internship: Clinical Chemistry, Cleveland Clinic, 2013-15

Fellowship: Clinical Chemistry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2015-17


Clinical Chemistry


Causes of preanalytical variations in laboratory testing; Laboratory Stewardship; Medical Education


American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), Association for Pathology Informatics, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) Mass Spectometry: Applications to the Clinical Laboratory (MSACL)


Clinical Chemistry Awards

2018 Young Investigator Award, MSACL

2017 Distinguished Abstract Award, AACC Academy

2017 Christopher S. Frings Award, Southeast Section, AACC

2017 Management Sciences/Patient Safety Division Distinguished Abstract, AACC

2016 Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award, ACLPS

2016 Honorable Mention, Oral Presentation, AACC

2016 Gerald R. Cooper Award, Southeast Section, AACC

2015, 2014 Second Place, Oral Presentation, Northeast Ohio Section, AACC

2013 First Place, Oral Presentation, Northeast Ohio Section, AACC

2010 Distinguished Abstract Award, ASH

Teaching Awards

2018 Commitment to Excellence in Teaching Certificate, UVA

2017 Excellence in Resident Education, Clinical Pathology Fellow Teaching Award, VUMC

2013 Bockhoff Award for Sustained Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, CSU

2012, 2011 F.C. Mark Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, CSU




Wiencek J, Bowman C, Adams B, Sussman C, Sephel G, Linton MF, Nichols JH and Woodworth A. Falsely decreased CO2 in patients with hypertriglyceridemia. The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine: An AACC Publication 2017;1(7):1-3. doi: 10.1373/jalm.2017.02323

Wiencek J, Booth GS and Nichols JH. A primed pregnancy screen. Clin Chem 2017;63:1423-1424. doi:10.1373/clinchem.2016.27049

Wiencek J and Booth GS. Sickle cell trait in the blood supply. The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine: An AACC Publication 2017;1(6):773-775. doi:10.1373/jalm.2016.02260

Wiencek J, Nichols JH. Issues in the practical implementation of POCT: overcoming challenges. Expert Rev Mol Diagn 2016;16(4):415-22. doi: 10.1586/14737159.2016.1141678

Wiencek J, Hirbawi J, Yee V and Kalafatis M. The dual regulatory role of amino acids Leu480 and Gln481 of prothrombin. J Biol Chem 2015;291(4):1565-1581. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.691956

Wiencek J, Na M, Hirbawi J and Kalafatis M. Amino acid region 1000-1008 of factor V is a dynamic regulator for the emergence of procoagulant activity. J Biol Chem 2013;288(52):37026-38. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.462374.


Book Chapters

Wiencek J, Colby J and Nichols JH. Rapid assessment of drugs of abuse. In Gregory S. Makowski, editor: Advances in Clinical Chemistry, Vol 80, ACC, UK: Academic Press, 2017, pp. 193-225.