Dr Michael Metz was a dual fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Michael trained in paediatrics at the University of Minnesota and in chemical pathology in Adelaide at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital (WCH) and the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science. He practised chemical pathology in Adelaide at the WCH site of SA Pathology and at Clinpath Laboratories where he was director of clinical chemistry.
Michael was a foundation member of the AACB Paediatric Special Interest Group and Chair of the RCPA QAP sweat testing working party. He was also a member of the advisory board of the Atherosclerosis Australasia Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Registry and the sole consultant at the lipid clinic of the WCH. He was a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health. Mostly he liked looking after the kids.
As Chair of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry Task Force on Pediatric Laboratory Medicine, Michael contributed to improving the diagnosis and management of patients from birth to adolescence. His dedication and warm friendly nature will be greatly missed.