Piero Rinaldo, MD, PhD
Dr. Piero Rinaldo was born in Venice, Italy, and received his medical and research training at the University of Padova in Italy and Yale University. Since 1998 he serves as co-director of the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Rinaldo also holds joint appointments in the Department of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine and in the Department of Clinical Genomics. His clinical interests include method development by tandem mass spectrometry, laboratory diagnosis of inborn errors of metabolism, newborn screening, metabolic disorders misdiagnosed either as child abuse or sudden and unexpected death, and development of multivariate pattern recognition software for the interpretation of complex metabolic profiles. He is the recipient of the 2013 Robert Guthrie Award by the International Society for Neonatal Screening, of the 2015 March of Dimes/Colonel Harland Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award in Genetics, and of the 2017 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Pediatric and Maternal Fetal Division Achievement Award.