Dr. Joel Morton is the clinical coordinator and co-lab director of Phoenix Toxicology & Lab Services. Dr. Morton is also a Medical Director for a national workers compensation pharmacy. He is a board certified family physician who is fellowship trained in sports medicine. In this capacity Dr. Morton has treated professional athletes, USAF fighter pilots, and ran a busy workers compensation clinic.
Dr. Morton’s combined experience in both of these businesses and his medical career makes him an expert resource for medical issues including pain management and opioid abuse.
Dr. Morton has lectured to national and state associations about pain management, opioid abuse, standard operations in the management of pain, and urine drug testing. Dr. Morton is a retired lieutenant colonel and flight surgeon who served more than two decades in the United States Air Force. Dr. Morton graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988.
Ron is the certifying scientist at Phoenix Toxicology & Laboratory Services, responsible for reviewing LC/MS data and answering clients’ questions about test results.
He is a proven toxicology lab supervisor and analytical data certifying scientist with nearly three decades of experience in laboratory start-ups, instrument acquisition, method validations and lab growth strategy.
Ron started his career in 1988 as a GC/MS analyst and certifying scientist in a forensic workplace drug testing lab certified by SAMHSA and CAP in Research Triangle Park, N.C. In 1997, Ron moved to Utah to work as a certifying scientist performing GC/MS and LC/MS data review and reporting forensic results. Ron later worked as an FDA and good laboratory practices (GLP) quality assurance auditor and project manager for a lab performing LC/MS analysis for both pre-clinical and clinical pharmaceutical development trials. Ron has also worked as a scientist for a large national lab performing GC/MS and ICP/MS forensic analysis.
In 2013, Ron helped start a LC/MS lab in Arizona performing therapeutic pain management. In 2016, Ron started SpectraTox Laboratory Consulting, LLC, helping labs with regulatory issues, auditing and LC/MS analytical issues. He earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology from North Carolina State University.
At Phoenix Toxicology & Lab Services, we are only as strong as our staff and are proud to employ a variety of qualified individuals who bring their own diverse knowledge to the practice in order to ensure you receive the most comprehensive treatment possible. Please take a moment to read more about our individual staff members and learn how they allow our practice to continually be the absolute best at caring for your health needs.
Edmonda is Phoenix Toxicology & Laboratory Services’ technical supervisor, responsible for method development, technical oversight in the lab, and development of standard operating procedures.
She has nearly a quarter century of experience in laboratory science, beginning in 1993 with work as an environmental chemist in a large Salt Lake City laboratory. She went on to work as a research scientist and team leader for Tandem Labs, a drug discovery contract research organization performing LC/MS/MS method development and production sample analysis. Later, she worked as the quality assurance manager for Sports Medicine Testing and Research Labs in Utah, helping the laboratory maintain USADA and WADA accreditation for detecting performance enhancing drugs in high-profile athletes.
Edmonda later moved to Scottsdale Arizona where she built and managed an LC/MS/MS and EIA screening laboratory for a large pain management practice. She currently owns her own laboratory consulting company performing laboratory start-ups and consulting with LC/MS/MS method development and validation as well as regulatory affairs.
Edmonda earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial chemistry and a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Tirana, Albania.
Eugene Charles Dinovo, PhD, DABCC, is laboratory director of Phoenix Toxicology & Laboratory Services, responsible for quality, precision and client service.
Throughout his 40-year career in clinical chemistry, Eugene has developed and performed a wide variety of tests using state-of-the-art instruments and specializing in endocrinology and toxicology testing. He has co-authored a book, published dozens of scientific articles, taught medical technology students and pathology residents, advised medical staff, served as an accreditation inspector, and participated in numerous scientific meetings and conferences.
Eugene began his career in 1976, when he accepted the position of special chemistry supervisor in the Department of Pathology at the VA Medical Center in Sepulveda, Calif. He earned the 549th Diplomate in Clinical Chemistry from the American Board of Clinical Chemistry in 1978. He served as director of clinical chemistry at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center from 2005 to 2012.
Eugene earned a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland in 1967, and a doctorate degree in biochemistry from Nobel Laureate Dr. Paul Boyer at UCLA in 1972. He went on to take a postdoctoral position in Clinical Pathology at University of California at Irvine, receiving a licensure in clinical chemistry technology from the state of California.
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