Clinical Scientist in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular, Pathology Consultants of South Broward, LLP, Memorial Healthcare SystemBiography
Rodney Arcenas earned a B.S. with Honors in Microbiology from the University of Florida in the spring of 1997. He continued his Microbiology training at the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine graduating in 2002 with a M.S. and Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. Arcenas was then accepted into the Clinical Microbiology Fellowship program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. After completing his fellowship, he was hired in 2004 at LabOne, Inc. in Lenexa, Kansas to be their Scientific Director of Microbiology and Immunology. He left LabOne, Inc. in 2006 to join the Pathology Consultants of South Broward (PCSB) as their Clinical Scientist for Microbiology/Molecular Testing and has been there since. In his time with PCSB, Dr. Arcenas has helped to start the Molecular Infectious Disease testing service that has grown from a day-shift (8-hr, Mon - Fri) operation with 2 Medical Technologists to having 5 full time and 3 part time Medical Technologists with 24-hr shifts (Mon - Fri) and an abbreviated 1.5 shifts on the weekends. He also has helped spearhead the implementation of a successful MRSA active surveillance program that started in 2008. Dr. Arcenas is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology.