Imir G. Metushi, PhD

Imir G. Metushi, PhD

Clinical and Laboratory Pathology

About

Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Assistant Section Chief, Clinical Chemistry

Prior to joining UCLA, Dr. Metushi served as technical director for LabCorp with a focus in endocrinology. Dr. Metushi finished his BS in Chemistry from York University (Toronto, Canada) specializing in analytical chemistry. He then received his PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Toronto where he studied biomarker development for adverse drug reactions (ADRs). He did a post doc at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology where he worked on the development of immunoassays used to prescreen for drugs that could have an HLA-linked ADR. Dr. Metushi graduated from the Clinical Chemistry fellowship program at UC San Diego and is currently assistant professor and assistant section chief of Clinical Chemistry at the UCLA Health System. Dr. Metushi provides leadership in clinical operations for clinical chemistry and clinical toxicology/TDM across our hospital sites at Ronald Regan, Santa Monica Hospital and the Bruins University Reference Laboratory.

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certification

Clinical Chemistry, American Board of Clinical Chemistry, 2016

Fellowship

UC San Diego School of Medicine, 2016

Degree

University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies, PhD, 2013