NEWS | August 7, 2018

UC Davis Health names new director of pathology and laboratory medicine

Iyda Antony has accepted the position of director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UC Davis Health.

Iyda AntonyIn this position, Antony will oversee a large and dynamic laboratory service including the Molecular Lab, Special Chemistry, Toxicology, Surgical Pathology Lab, Cytology Lab, Hematology, Microbiology and the Blood Bank. She will work closely with Lydia Howell, chair of pathology and laboratory medicine, on all operational aspects of the laboratory service, including regulatory and policy development. Antony began the position on July 16.

Prior to joining UC Davis, Antony was the director of  laboratory services for Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa. In that capacity, she served as the vice chair for Northern California Kaiser Regional Lab Directors group, managed the technical and clinical components of the department, and had responsibility for over 120 staff members.

As the director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Antony will focus on operational efficiency to improve turnaround times and reduce expense, foster staff development as well as patient-physician satisfaction with laboratory services.