Sonora Quest Laboratories Appoints New Medical Director

Sonora Quest Laboratories Appoints New Medical Director

Monday, January 21, 2019   |   Category: Press Releases

TEMPE, Ariz. (January 21, 2019) – Sonora Quest Laboratories, the leader in clinical laboratory testing in Arizona, has appointed medical veteran and board-certified pathologist, Regina Van Buren, M.D., as medical director. For more than 10 years, Dr. Van Buren has been instrumental in the laboratory industry as the medical director for major healthcare companies including Banner Estrella Medical Center Laboratory and Abrazo Health. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the laboratory industry that will support the innovation and growth goals of Sonora Quest Laboratories.

“Dr. Van Buren is an exceptional addition to Sonora Quest and will be instrumental as we continue to implement cutting-edge services such as digital pathology,” said David Dexter, president and CEO of Sonora Quest. “Her impressive skillset supports our strategic plans to improve healthcare outcomes and we are excited to have her as part of the team.”

As medical director, Dr. Van Buren will support Sonora Quest’s growth and strategic plans, assisting in the transition to an enhanced laboratory information system for anatomic pathology, providing medical guidance on the expansion of direct-to-consumer testing through Sonora Quest’s My Lab ReQuest™ service, and overseeing instrumentation and testing validations at Sonora Quest’s main laboratory in Tempe to ensure the quality, accuracy and reliability of lab services.

She is an active member in the healthcare community, serving as Pathology Specialists of Arizona Executive Committee member, Clin-Path Associates Executive Committee member and Laboratory Sciences of Arizona Anatomic Pathology Steering Committee member.

Dr. Van Buren received her Bachelor of Science degree in physiology from the University of Illinois and medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She completed residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and cytopathology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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About Sonora Quest Laboratories
Sonora Quest Laboratories, a joint venture between Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), is part of the nation’s largest integrated laboratory system with approximately 3,100 employees serving more than 23,000 patients every day throughout Arizona. Sonora Quest Laboratories is the market share leader in clinical laboratory testing in Arizona, performing more than 60 million diagnostic tests per year. Sonora Quest Laboratories offers a local comprehensive test menu which encompasses routine, molecular, prescription drug monitoring, genetic/genomic, women’s health and pathology testing services. My Lab ReQuest provides consumers direct access to a diverse range of affordable screening tests that can be ordered online at or in any of Sonora Quest’s 70+ patient service centers across Arizona. Ninety-eight percent of all testing is performed at our primary testing facilities located in Tempe, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott and Yuma. Sonora Quest Laboratories is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) which is the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, helping laboratories to maintain accuracy of test results and ensure accurate patient diagnosis. This accreditation ensures the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients as CAP inspectors examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and records, and overall management.