Head of the Department of Clinical Laboratory,
University Hospital of San Juan,
Maria Salinas is Head of the Department of Clinical Laboratory at the University Hospital of San Juan, in Alicante (Spain) and Associate Professor of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology at the University Miguel Hernandez. Her main areas of research are quality and management in laboratory medicine. She is author of many peer-reviewed publications on the topics of Laboratory tests utilization, appropriateness and variability of tests requests, Laboratory safety, and improvement strategies in pre-analytical and post-analytical stages. Balanced scorecard management system applied to public institutions is also one of the main topics.