Michael Lazzari

Director Clinical Lab Science
3003 Cowley Hall

Specialty area(s)

Clinical Laboratory Science advising

Brief biography

I am the program director for the Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) program and teach courses in both CLS and microbiology. I worked as a clinical laboratory scientist from 2007-2010, during which I completed my master’s and doctoral degree. Besides teaching CLS courses, I also advise CLS students. If you have any questions about the CLS profession or clinically related areas, please feel free to contact me.

Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy watching and participating in a wide array of sports, from football to fishing.

Teaching history

Clinical Hematology, Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Immunohematology, Clinical Parasitology, Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science, Capstone in CLS, Pathogenic Bacteriology lab, Fundamentals of Microbiology lab

Professional history

2007-2010: MLS at War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Research and publishing

Behring, C. and Lazzari, M. (2015). Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma in a 33-Year-Old Male. ASCP LABMedicine, 46, 1-5.

Lazzari, M. (2015). Sub-clinical hypothyroidism in a 3-month infant male. LABQ.

Lazzari, M. (2012). Can continuing Medical education courses supplied by the clinical laboratory alter provider test-ordering practice? ASCP LABMedicine, 43(7), e1-e4.

Lazzari, M. (2012). Errors in specimen processing and the potential misdiagnosis of acute renal failure in a 12-year-old girl. ASCP LABMedicine, 43(4), 113-115.

Lazzari, M. (2009). Developing a standard protocol for the introduction of new testing into a clinical laboratory. ASCP LABMEDICINE, 40, 389-393.

Lazzari, M. (2009). An example of how rural clinical laboratories can introduce HIV testing cost effectively. ASCP LABMEDICINE, 40, 581-585.

Lazzari, M. (2009). A harmful banana? Medical Laboratory Observer, 41, 50-52.


DHEd, A.T. Still University, 2011.
Dissertation Title: Assessing changes in provider knowledge and test ordering practice, following an educational course on vitamin D 25(OH) to local submitting practitioners in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan

MS, Michigan Technological University, 2008.
Major: Biological Sciences
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Clinical Laboratory Management
Dissertation Title: Developing a standard protocol for the introduction of new testing into a clinical laboratory

BS, Lake Superior State University, 2007.
Major: Clinical Laboratory Science
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Chemistry