Ikhlas Darkhalil, PhD, MBA, NRCC, FAAC

Laboratory Chief Operating Officer and Integrations Officer

Dr. Darkhalil continues to lead and grow the laboratory operations focusing on investigating and developing new assays and implementing innovative technologies to expand the Laboratory’s current testing capabilities.  Her past experience and current leadership ensures that HNL Lab Medicine will be a leader in high quality, innovative laboratory medicine services now and into the future. 

Since joining the organization in 2018, she has also played vital role in helping HNL Lab Medicine and Lehigh Valley Health Network’s hospitals implement and integrate Sunquest and Epic clinical laboratory information systems. 

Prior to joining HNL, Dr Darkhalil was part of the senior leadership team at Quest Diagnostics, serving in the capacity of Technical and Operational Lab Director. In addition, she held various progressive management positions at Eurofin Scientifics.  Dr. Darkhalil’s experience in these previous roles makes her uniquely suited for this position as she has provided technical leadership and strategic road mapping for all laboratory activities, while leading staff in on-time delivery of innovative, high-quality, time-critical laboratory initiatives. 

Dr. Darkhalil received her doctoral degree from the University of Missouri and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and Healthcare Management. Her noteworthy certifications include CLS, NRCC (CC) Certification, NRCC (CT) Certification, Board Certification as a CLIA Laboratory Director for High Complexity Testing, ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) Certification, AACC Point of Care Professional Specialist (CPP) Certification, Six Sigma Certification, Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification and FAACC fellow. She is currently working on her board certification in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) with an expected completion date of March 2021.