Acting CRADO - VA R&D
Dr. O'Leary holds a doctorate in physical chemistry from Stanford University and a medical degree from the University of Michigan. He is certified in Anatomic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology, and in Molecular Genetic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology and the American Board of Medical Genetics. Following his appointment to the Department of Army Senior Executive Service, he chaired the Department of Cellular Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology for more than 15 years prior to coming to the Department of Veterans Affairs. He served as a reserve member of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps from 1979 to 2010, serving two tours on active duty.
His own research interests include ultrasensitive detection of biological toxins, genomics, and proteomics. He has served on numerous federal panels and advisory committees, including the HHS Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) and the FDA Hematology and Devices Panel.
Dr. O' Leary has co-authored or authored more than 165 scientific papers, written numerous book chapters, and holds three patents. He is a past-President of the Association for Molecular Pathology, and serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.