William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and President of Mayo Medical Laboratories, was recently profiled in Minnesota Healthcare News' "10 Questions" feature.
Dr. Morice discusses Mayo Medical Laboratories' extensive test offering, shipping procedures, genetic testing, and advances in laboratory medicine.
When asked about some of the most exciting advances that he foresees, Dr. Morice responded with, "We have an unparalleled opportunity to make insights into human disease that we've never been able to make before. As professionals of laboratory medicine, we can now take the 'constellation' of that universe of information and provide specific, unique details around individual patients and even about their individual cells. We can now provide better, more thorough, more meaningful information to care providers, who can then speak with their patients about what's next for them. In the end, it's really exciting if I know that someone sitting with a patient can say, 'I can make an insight today about your disease that I could not have made five years ago. I can tell you what it means for you.'"