Leslie J. Donato, Ph.D.

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Dr. Leslie J. Donato is a board certified Clinical Chemist and assistant professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. MN She serves the practice as co-director of the Hospital Clinical Laboratory and Point of Care Testing and co-director of the Cardiovascular Laboratory Medicine.

Dr. Donato's research interests include:

  • Cardiovascular risk detection and cardiac biomarkers
  • Gastrointestinal tests for bile acid malabsorption
  • Point of care molecular testing of lipids and infectious diseases

In addition to her activities in laboratory oversight, novel test development, and patient centered research, Dr. Donato is active in the education of resident, fellows and medical laboratory technologists.

  1. 2012
    Post-doctoral Fellowship - Department of Laboratory Medicine and PathologyMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  2. 2010
    Post Doctoral Associate - BiochemistryDepartment of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  3. 2006
    Ph.D. - Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular BiologyCornell University
  4. 1999
    BS - BiochemistryUniversity of Rochester

Certifications

  1. 2012
    Clinical ChemistryAmerican Board of Clinical Chemistry

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    AACC Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
  2. 2013
    2013 AACC's Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association of Clinical Chemistry
  3. 2012
    Midwest Section Richard Marshall Education AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  4. 2012
    Young Investigator AwardProteomics Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  5. 2012
    Student Travel GrantAmerican Association of Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting
  6. 2012
    Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator AwardAcademy of Clinical Physicians and Scientists
  7. 2012
    First Place Student Oral Presentation ContestMidwest Section, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  8. 2011
    Mass Spectrometry Application for Clinical Laboratory (MSACL) Trainee Travel Award to attend the MSACL Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA in January 2012Mass Spectrometry Application in the Clinical Laboratory
  9. 2011
    First place - American Association for Clinical Chemistry Student Poster Award - Correlation Between Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Quantitative and Phenotype in Adult and Pediatric PopulationsAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  10. 2011
    American Association for Clinical Chemistry Midwest Section Richard Marshall Education AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  11. 2011
    Society of Young Clinical Laboratorians (SYCL) Travel Grant to attend the national AACC conference in Atlanta, GA in 2011American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  12. 2009
    Boyer Postdoctoral Excellence Award for 2009 - 2010University of Wisconsin, Madison
  13. 2006
    Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Genomic Science Training ProgramUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
  14. 2003
    Pre-Doctoral Breast Cancer Research Award United States Department of Defense
  15. 1999
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics National Institute of Health training grantCornell University
  16. 1999
    Graduate student representative for Biochemistry Molecular and Cell BiologyCornell University
  17. 1998
    Recipient of de Kiewiet Summer Research FellowshipUniversity of Rochester

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    ChairSoft/Epic Oversight Subcommittee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  2. 2020 - present
    Nominating CommitteeAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, Nominating Committee
  3. 2019 - present
    Working Group MemberNational Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
  4. 2019 - 2020
    MemberProduct Lifecycle Management (PLM) Steering Committee
  5. 2019 - present
    Finance CommitteeAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  6. 2018 - present
    Symposium ChairCritical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  7. 2018 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee Resource Management Subcommittee
  8. 2017 - 2018
    TreasurerCritical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  9. 2016 - present
    MemberNational Lipid Association (NLA)
  10. 2015 - present
    MemberMayo Enterprise Laboratory Standardization Group, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP)
  11. 2014 - 2017
    ChairCardiovascular Disease Oriented Group
  12. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  13. 2013 - present
    Abstract Grader and ReviewerAACC Student Poster Contest, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  14. 2013 - 2019
    MemberInformation Management Planning Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  15. 2013 - present
    MemberDepartment of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Interlab Coagulation Standardization Group
  16. 2012 - 2014
    SecretaryAmecican Association of Clinical Chemistry, Midwest Section
  17. 2012 - present
    MemberChemistry Curriculum Subgroup, Clinical Chemistry Training Programs, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  18. 2010 - 2017
    Member at LargeSociety for Young Clinical Laboratorians
  19. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry

Publications