Howard David Engler, PhD, D(ABMM)

Associate Vice President; Discipline Director, Routine Microbiology; Technical Director, Infectious Disease Northeast Division, Labcorp

Dr Engler is a diplomate of the American Board of Medical and Public Health Microbiology. He earned his PhD in medical microbiology and immunology from The Ohio State University. He completed postdoctoral fellowship training in medical and public health microbiology at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York.

Dr Engler has more than 30 years of experience in the field of clinical microbiology, having served as technical director of microbiology and virology at Focus Technologies, senior staff microbiologist in the clinical pathology department of the National Institutes of Health, director of clinical virology at Hackensack Medical Center, and assistant director of clinical microbiology at Mt. Sinai Hospital. He has been at Labcorp since 2002 and is currently associate vice president, associate director of lab operations, and technical director of infectious diseases for the northeast division in Raritan, NJ. He is responsible for the technical operation of the microbiology, urinalysis, and molecular diagnostics departments overseeing a staff of more than 170 employees. Since 2003 he has also functioned as the corporate co-discipline director responsible for routine microbiology. His areas of expertise include clinical microbiology, clinical virology, and antimicrobial susceptibility.

Dr Engler is a member of the American Society for Microbiology. His licensures include Laboratory Director, New York State Department of Health and Bioanalytical Laboratory Director, New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners. He has authored a number of abstracts and articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals.