Bio: Paul N. Fiedler, M.D. is Chair, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the Western Connecticut Health Network. He also holds academic appointments at Yale University, the University of Vermont, and Ross University. With 25 years of experience as an attending pathologist, medical educator and inventor of medical tests, Dr. Fiedler leads a team of highly skilled pathologists, scientists, pathology residents and medical technologists in providing laboratory services for patients in Western Connecticut and developing novel assays that have promising clinical applications. His research interests relate to the detection of Lyme disease, rare tumor cells in whole blood and the quantification of protein biomarkers in tissue utilizing newly invented technologies and methods. Dr. Fiedler has published over 80 papers and abstracts and has been granted 9 United States patents. He recently served on the Practice Management Committee for the College of American Pathologists and is past-president of both the Connecticut Society of Pathologists and American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Connecticut Valley Section. In addition, Dr. Fiedler has provided consultative services to pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies and has been retained as an expert witness in medical-legal proceedings.