Lead Phlebotomist in Nation and Rose State Professor to Keynote at Winston Salem University Published April 6, 2017

Midwest City, Okla. – Carlo Ledesma, Director of Medical Laboratory Technology at Rose State College will provide the keynote presentation at the 7th Annual Scholarship Day at Winston Salem State University in North Carolina on April 6th.

The purpose of the Scholarship Day is to celebrate the university’s talented students and faculty by providing an opportunity to showcase research projects.

Ledesma is an active member of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, he recently received an appointment as a Hematology Specialist for Oxford Journal’s LabMedicine and is a Hematology contributing author for the labmedicine.org website. Ledesma was also recently appointed to travel to Washington D.C. on behalf of the Oklahoma Society of American Medical Technology to represent the medical laboratory profession. 

In addition to his vast accomplishments in his medical field, Ledesma has a unique story to share about his educational journey.

Ledesma received his undergraduate degree in the Philippines and came to the United States to earn a master’s degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences in North Chicago. His goal is to share the story of how his personal journey across continents changed his life and career. He will take the keynote presentation a step further with his thoughts on the impact of immigration on medicine and medical sciences.

“I always wanted to teach, I have a passion for teaching,” said Ledesma. His passion is evident as he has been named one of the top 25 phlebotomy professors in the nation. Ledesma has been a faculty member with Rose State College since 2014 and prior to working on campus served as a medical laboratory specialist.

If you are interested in a career in Medical Laboratory Technology, you can visit the website at rose.edu/mlt or send questions via email to MLT@rose.edu.

About Rose State College:
Rose State College is a community college offering more than 60 degree and skilled-occupational programs conveniently located seven minutes from downtown Oklahoma City. www.rose.edu