Dr Scales serves as the technical director for the Southeast region Birmingham Laboratory. He obtained MS and PhD degrees in biochemistry from Villanova University and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director/Clinical Consultant by the American Board of Bioanalysis. He is licensed by the states of California, New York, New Jersey and Georgia. In his more than 43 years in medical laboratories he has worked in several startup laboratories through to the present high volume testing facility in Birmingham. He spent five years at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Additionally, Dr Scales served as the LabCorp liaison to develop the National Reference Laboratory in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from initial start up to obtaining ISO 15189 Certification.
Dr Scales joined LabCorp in 2006 and has served as Technical Director in the Raritan, Herndon and Birmingham laboratories. He is a member of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, the American Society for Quality and the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation.