Sanjai Nagendra M.D., CPE is the Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Memorial Medical Center and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield Illinois. He is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists and is Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with subspecialty certification in Hematology. He graduated magna cum laude from Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois and received his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. As a LEAN/Six Sigma Greenbelt, Dr. Nagendra is active in improving laboratory efficiency. He is passionate about improving appropriate utilization of laboratory tests using evidence based guidelines and decision analysis. To further his leadership and business education, Dr. Nagendra recently received designation as a Certified Physician Executive by the Certifying Commission on Medical Management. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Medical Management at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and expects to graduate in May 2017.