Associate Medical Director - West Hills, California in West Hills, CA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 5/3/2021

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Job Description

Associate Medical Director – Los Angeles, CA

Recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. They are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.

With corporate headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, Quest Diagnostics is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DGX) and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.  With 2020 revenues of $9.44 Billion and approximately 50,000 employees and 6,600 patient locations across the US, Quest Diagnostics serves half of the physicians and hospitals in the US with their large variety of products and services. 

The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics also provides services to employers, life insurance companies, other commercial labs, clinics, health plans, government agencies, and organizations involved in clinical trials research.

Approximately 150 million times each year, patients and their physicians rely upon Quest Diagnostics results to make important healthcare decisions and approximately one third of U.S. physicians – and many of the country’s leading hospitals and health systems – relies on Quest Diagnostics healthcare information solutions to foster better patient care and outcomes.


•         FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 7 consecutive years; one of only five companies to attain Most Admired status in the "Health Care, Pharmacy and Other Services" industry category. 

•         Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list

•         Forbes® Global 2000

•         Forbes®' America's Best Employers List for third consecutive year

•         Forbes® 2020 America’s Best Employers for Women for second consecutive year

•         S&P 500

•         Barron’s 500

•         Member of the Dow Jones® Sustainability World Index

•         Included in the FTSE4Good, Calvert, and Ocean Tomo sustainability indices

•         Listed in the most recent Newsweek Green Rankings

•         Consistently named one of the best places to work in U.S. business journal rankings

•         Named a DiversityInc Noteworthy Company for third consecutive year

•         Listed on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI), a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), recognizing companies for prioritizing the inclusion of people with disabilities

•         Named Top 23 ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality’ in New Jersey

•         Named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by scoring a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year.

•         Achieved Cancer Gold Standard accreditation from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, recognizing our actions to reduce the cancer risk of employees and their families

•         Received C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Efforts to Promote Employee Health in 2020

Diagnostic Testing Services

Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Their services range from routine blood tests — such as total cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell count — to complex, gene-based and molecular testing. They perform medical tests that aid in the diagnosis or detection of diseases, measure the progress or recovery from a disease or confirm that an individual is free from disease. In addition, they have specialized expertise in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and neurology.


In the $60 Billion and growing US Diagnostic Testing Market, Quest Diagnostics is the leader. Quest Diagnostics’ reputation as a leading innovator, provider of high value, low cost solutions and its financial strength and flexibility make it well positioned to capitalize on the evolving healthcare landscape.

Quest Diagnostics’ long-term strategy is to become the undisputed world leader in diagnostic testing, information and services. To drive this profitable growth, Quest Diagnostics plans to leverage capabilities to create differentiation:

•         Deliver Innovative Solutions

•         Leverage their Unparalleled Access and Distribution Network

•         Expand their relationships with large payors and health systems

•         Deliver Superior Patient Experiences

Position Description

This position offers an exciting opportunity to build a career in clinical pathology at a large reference laboratory with possible continuation in anatomic pathology, or to enter a new phase of one’s practice of pathology.

This position’s primary responsibility will be to provide medical leadership over various clinical specialties (including chemistry hematology, immunology, toxicology, molecular testing) in the setting of a large, modern, and high-throughput laboratory system.  The position provides excellent opportunities to participate in regional and local laboratory administration, and employ the latest technologies used in assay development, quality control, with frequent opportunities to engage with the medical community to support patient care.

The Associate Medical director reports to and works closely with the Regional Laboratory Director to oversee operations in the West Hills laboratory itself and the multiple laboratories in the West Region of Quest Diagnostics. 


This position will help to drive the quality of testing at the West Hills laboratory and in the West Region, and to represent the laboratory with its customers and the medical community. This effort will include evaluating analytical testing trends, implementing new test offerings, reviewing laboratory validations, and improving upon Standard Operating Procedures.  The candidate will be highly visible to laboratory staff as they oversee the medical quality of testing and aid in problem solving various technical issues.

The Associate Medical Director will also share responsibility of serving as a consultant to inquiring physicians regarding tests and testing strategies, and answer calls from managed care and IPA organizations, as well as regulatory agencies.  It is expected that 5-10% of the Associate Medical Director’s time will be spent visiting local clients and other Quest sites.

Minimum Qualifications

All applicants under consideration must have a M.D. or D.O., Board Certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology or Clinical Pathology, and an unrestricted California State Medical License (or have the ability to obtain one).   

Preferred Qualifications

They should have experience and superior knowledge of all aspects of Clinical Pathology, preferably with specific expertise in Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics and/or Toxicology, and experience handling regulatory issues, including working with CAP, CLIA, and the state and local Public Health Departments.

Candidates should have strong leadership skills, a high level of professionalism and communication and management skills. Proven experience with organizational savvy to partner with all levels of an organization from front-line to senior leadership is important as this role will interface with corporate matrix teams, Quest clients and customers seamlessly.

In this position, the successful candidate works effectively in a team environment, and can interact seamlessly and productively with colleagues while providing clinical leadership, and medical expertise. The candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills, oral and written communications skills, and have ability to influence key stakeholders both internally and externally.

A commitment to quality patient care through laboratory excellence in keeping with the corporate philosophy to be the undisputed world leader in diagnostic testing, information, and services is essential.

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation, variable compensation plan and excellent benefits package including:

•           Competitive base salary

•           Performance-based Bonus Program

•           Employee Stock and Equity Plans

•           Competitive Time off with Pay benefit

•           Health Insurance Programs for Medical, Dental and Vision

•           401(k) & fully vested company matching contributions

•           Life and Disability Insurance

•           Relocation Assistance

To Apply

Please Log In or Register to Upload a Resume and complete the online Application by visiting, clicking “Job Search” and following the prompts. Because of the large number of applicants to job openings, Quest Diagnostics will only contact qualified candidates for interviews.

Quest Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.