San Diego-based Sequenom Inc. reported this morning that it has hired Dr. Allan T. Bombard, M.D., as chief medical officer. In this newly created role, Sequenom explained, Bombard will oversee its clinical and medical affairs, including clinical advocacy, strategy and operations. Prior to joining Sequenom, Bombard was chief executive officer at Lenetix Medical Laboratory of Mineola, N.Y. Before that, Sequenom said, he was chief medical officer for San Diego's Sharp Mary Birch Hospital. He has also held upper-level positions with the Lutheran Medical Center of Brooklyn, Aetna Inc., the Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Sequenom is a provider of genomic and genetic analysis products used for research and molecular diagnostics.