Lawrence F Muscarella PhD
LFM Healthcare Solutions, LLC
Dr. Muscarella, is also the president of LFM Healthcare Solutions, LLC, a healthcare quality improvement company located near Philadelphia, PA.
In 1990, Dr. Muscarella received his Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He contemporaneously completed a post-doctoral fellowship in diagnostic imaging at the Temple University School of Medicine. In 1983 he received a B.S. in physics from Ursinus College.
From 1991 through 1994, Dr. Muscarella worked as a project engineer for the ECRI Institute evaluating the quality and safety of medical devices and infection control products.
From 1995 to 2013, Dr. Muscarella was the director of research and development for Custom Ultrasonics, Inc. In 1995, he founded the popular infection control newsletter, “The Q-Net Monthly,” which was published each month until 2013, when he founded this blog "Discussions in Infection Control,” the most replete infection control blog featuring more than 100 of his original articles.
For almost two decades, Dr. Muscarella has researched and authored more than 150 articles on the topics of disinfection, sterilization, instrument reprocessing, risk management, infection control, modes of disease transmission, and factors that pose an increased risk of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), with a focus in the fields of gastrointestinal endoscopy and critical care.
Many of his articles have been published in such peer-reviewed medical journals as: The Journal of Hospital Infection, The American Journal of Infection Control, Gastroenterology Nursing, Chest, Nature Medicine, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Endoscopy, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and the World Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Other articles by Dr. Muscarella were recently published in: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; World Journal of Gastroenterology; Advances in Infectious Diseases; Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; and Open Epidemiology Journal.
In recent years, Dr. Muscarella has lectured in England, Canada, and at SGNA’s national annual conferences and its regional exhibits across the U.S., most recently in Williamsburg, Virginia (September 6, 2014) and Kansas City, Missouri (October 18, 2014).
Dr. Muscarella’s research, quotes, and editorials have appeared in USA Today, The Boston Globe, Newsday, The Seattle Times, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The KitSap Sun, the Winston-Salem Journal, and The Sacramento Bee, as well as on the front pages of The San Juan Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, and Investor’s Business Daily.