2022 Summit Faculty

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Assistant Professor in the Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Dr. Darci Block is an Assistant Professor in the Laboratory Medicine and Pathology College of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic Rochester. She serves as Co-Medical Director for the Central Clinical Laboratory and Central Processing as well as Vice Chair of Informatics in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.CLOSE

Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology
Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology (AMP)
Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis
Victor Brodsky, MD is the Associate Professor and Associate Medical Director of Information Systems in the department of Pathology and Immunology of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Previously, Dr. Brodsky has served as the Medical Director of Information Systems at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Prior to that, Dr. Brodsky worked as the Medical Director of Informatics and Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, as well as the Assistant Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Before that, Dr. Brodsky was the first pathology informatics fellow in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after completing his Anatomic Pathology residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City following his graduation from the combined seven-year BA/MD program at Boston University in 2005. Dr. Brodsky has served as the co-chair of the Education Committee of the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) and was the co-Chair of Health Level 7 (HL7) Anatomic Pathology Working Group while acting as a liaison to HL7 from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for over 7 years. He has been involved in the creation of the upcoming AUTO14 laboratory barcoding standard by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and has also served on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Laboratory Reporting Workgroup, advising the US government's Meaningful Use program. Dr. Brodsky is among the authors of the Pathology Informatics Essentials for Residents (PIER) curriculum (https://apc.memberclicks.net/m-pier ) and is the architect of the open source "Order" laboratory management web platform ( https://github.com/victorbrodsky/order-lab ), which includes the pathology resident call log book, translational research management, dashboards, and other software systems. CLOSE

Physician Informaticist
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Alexis Carter, MD, is a Physician Informaticist for the Laboratory at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and an Adjunct Associate Professor within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University. Dr. Carter is teaching faculty for the Clinical Informatics Board Review Course for physicians presented by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). She is the current Secretary/Treasurer for the Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP) as well as the chair of the AMP Electronic Health Records and Genomics Working Group. She is the current Secretary for the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute document development committee for two-dimensional barcoding for both clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory specimens. She was the senior author for the guideline on validation of next-generation sequencing bioinformatics pipelines from AMP, the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and AMIA. Dr. Carter is the Vice-Chair of the CAP Informatics Committee and helped develop the original validation guideline for Whole Slide Imaging. She is a former chair of the International Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Special Interest Group for SNOMED-CT International, a former president of the Association of Pathology Informatics and was the inaugural and re-elected chair of the Informatics Subdivision of AMP. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, an Associate Editor for Administrative and Regulatory Affairs for Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, an editorial board member of the Journal of Pathology Informatics, and a reviewer for multiple scientific journals in molecular diagnostics, genetics and informatics. She is board certified in clinical informatics, molecular genetic pathology, anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. CLOSE

COO and Chief Strategy Officer
Gestalt Diagnostics
Ms. Clifford is currently the COO & Chief Strategy Officer of Gestalt Diagnostics and has over twenty years of experience in healthcare and laboratory technology with fifteen years of experience in digital pathology. Her roles include over eleven years as the CEO of an LIS company, with other senior level roles in product and organizational strategy, corporate operations, marketing, business development, digital pathology and product management. She has worked at leading healthcare solution vendors including McKesson and IDX (GE Healthcare), and has held executive level positions as Vice President of Global Marketing at International Data Group (IDG) and Operations at eBusiness Technologies. Ms. Clifford is widely published in business and industry trade publications; has authored a book on XML; and frequently presents educational and thought leadership sessions at healthcare industry conferences focused on technology. CLOSE

Medical Director of Informatics
Associate Professor
University of Colorado School of Medicine
[email protected]
Dr. Cornish is an Associate Professor of Pathology at The University of Colorado School of Medicine where he practices gastrointestinal pathology and clinical informatics. He serves as the Vice-Chair for Pathology Informatics and Medical Director of Informatics for the CU Department of Pathology, and as the Medical Director of the Laboratory Information Systems for UCHealth. In addition to applied clinical informatics, his interests include histologic image analysis, digital pathology, and artificial intelligence / machine learning. Dr. Cornish is a member of the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Community’s Interactive Multimedia Reporting Workgroup, the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Community Advisory Council Member, the Digital Pathology Association Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML) Committee, the College of American Pathologists Artificial Intelligence Committee and is President of the Association of Pathology Informatics. He was named to The Pathologist magazine's Power List 2020 for Big Breakthroughs, serves on the Editorial Board for Modern Pathology and is the Associate Editor for Informatics of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. CLOSE

Associate Professor, Faculty Clinician
University of Pittsburgh (Magee-Womens Hospital)

Medical Director of Clinical Informatics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Chris Garcia, MD is the Medical Director of Clinical Informatics at Labcorp and is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Garcia completed a fellowship in Pathology Informatics at Massachusetts General Hospital and has developed expertise in digital pathology, computational pathology, and laboratory analytics. He works closely with Labcorp’s hospitals and health systems customer solutions team in developing and supporting laboratory analytics products. CLOSE

ORISE Fellow
United States Food and Drug Administration
My name is Victor Garcia, a current Oak Ride Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, board-certified in Internal Medicine, and a board-eligible Clinical Informatician. Currently, I am a member of the High Throughput Truthing (HTT) project led by Brandon D. Gallas, PhD, at the FDA, which aims to develop a dataset of triple negative breast cancer slides for the assessment of stromal tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (https://ncihub.org/groups/eedapstudies/overview). My prior work has involved natural language processing in radiology reports (https://cic2020.zerista.com/event/member/682763) and analysis of electronic health record data. CLOSE

Assistant Professor
University of Louisville
Dr. Gondim is Director of Pathology Informatics, Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Associate Residency Program Director of Anatomic Pathology, and Director of Genitourinary Pathology at University of Louisville School of Medicine. He also serves Medical Director of UL Health Jewish Hospital Histology Laboratory. After completing his medical education at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil, he went on to do residency training in anatomic pathology and two fellowships (neuropathology and genitourinary pathology) at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, followed by GI and liver pathology fellowship training at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, MO. He is board certified in both anatomic pathology and neuropathology. Dr. Gondim’s areas of specialization are genitourinary pathology, liver and gastrointestinal pathology, and neuropathology. His research interests are varied but focus on genitourinary pathology, neuropathology, liver and GI pathology, and pathology informatics. He is a member of several professional organizations including American Association of Neuropathologists, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, College of American Pathologists, Indiana Association of Pathologists, and Association for Pathology Informatics. Dr. Gondim has 12 peer-reviewed publications and is the winner of the 2019 Surgical Pathology Award for a poster that demonstrated, for the first time, an artificial intelligence model that can correctly classify the majority of the most common types of kidney neoplasms, presented at the 108th Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.CLOSE

Director, Section of Pathology Informatics and Cancer Data Science
Associate Professor
Yale University School of Medicine
Dr. Peter Gershkovich received his medical degree from the Altay State Medical Institute, Barnaul, Russia. After graduation, he remained in his alma mater, getting a prestigious position as an assistant professor the Department of Physiology where he developed strong interest in information technology and its practical applications for the computerized assessment of cardiac and respiratory function. After immigrating to the US at the end of 1993 and receiving Master’s degree in Health Administration from Suffolk University, Boston he worked as a professional programmer in the field of medicine for several years. In 2000 he was accepted into the Medical Informatics Fellowship at Yale Center for Medical Informatics where he continued learning software development focusing on genomic data analysis, automation of clinical guidelines, and information visualization. Shortly after finishing the fellowship program, Dr. Gershkovich joined the Informatics team at Yale School of Medicine Pathology Department. He is currently Associate Professor of Pathology and the Director of Pathology Informatics at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Gershkovich has more than twenty years of experience in medical software development. Combining his knowledge of medicine and programming over the past fourteen years with Yale School of Medicine Pathology Department, Dr. Gershkovich has been studying methods of agile software development to rapidly close the functionality gaps that exist between emerging technologies and commercial Laboratory Information Systems (LIS). He developed a range of cutting-edge software applications that bridged research and clinical operations. Dr. Gershkovich remains interested in clinical information visualization, DNA sequencing analysis, NLP, and full-text search of clinical data. CLOSE

Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Pathology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Dr. Metin Gurcan is the founding Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Professor of Internal Medicine, Pathology, and Biomedical Engineering at Wake Forest School of Medicine and Director of the Clinical Image Analysis Lab (http://tsi.wakehealth.edu/CIALab/). Previously, he was Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pathology, Director of Division of Clinical and Translational Informatics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Gurcan is an internationally recognized researcher and educator in the fields of medical image analysis, artificial intelligence, and biomedical informatics. His research has been supported by NIH NCATS, NCI, NIDCD, NHLBI, NBIB, NIAID, DOD, as well as awards from several nonprofit organizations. He is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and was awarded six patents for his inventions in medical image analysis. Dr. Gurcan received his BSc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey, and his MSc. Degree in Digital Systems Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, England.

Dr. Gurcan is the recipient of several awards, including the British Foreign and Commonwealth Organization Award, NCI caBIG Embodying the Vision Award, NIH Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration (EUREKA) Award, Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award, The OSU Cancer Center REAP Award, and Pelotonia Idea Award. He is a Fellow of SPIE and a senior member of IEEE and AMIA. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Pathology Informatics and Journal of Medical Imaging; organizes the Pathology Informatics Histopathological Image Analysis (HIMA) workshop; and co-chaired the SPIE Medical Imaging Symposium between 2019-2022. CLOSE

Vice Chair, Computational Pathology; Director, Mass Spectrometry
Associate Professor of Pathology (Pediatric Pathology)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Dr. Shannon Haymond is the Vice Chair for Computational Pathology and Director for Clinical Mass Spectrometry at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She is Associate Professor of Pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Haymond’s computational pathology efforts are aimed at building the capacity for advanced data analytics in her department through innovations in infrastructure, education, and research to facilitate data-informed decision making for clinical care, operations, and quality assurance. She recently completed a Master of Science in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University. CLOSE

Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Daniel Herman received MD and PhD degrees from Harvard University and trained in Clinical Pathology at the University of Washington. He is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the Endocrinology laboratory and has a research group working on using EHR data to improve screening for underdiagnosed diseases like primary aldosteronism CLOSE

Associate Professor
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Ronald Jackups, MD, PhD is the program director for the Clinical Informatics fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine and the chief medical information officer for laboratories at BJC Healthcare in St. Louis, MO. His clinical and research interests include the use of clinical decision support to improve the utilization of laboratory testing and blood transfusion in healthcare systems.CLOSE

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Stephan Kadauke has both an MD and a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, and trained in Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He works at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he co-directs the Cell and Gene Therapy Lab, a cGMP laboratory that processes things such as bone marrow or CAR-T cells for transplant or infusion in pediatric patients. During his clinical training, Stephan got fed up with the fact that there was no formal or practical introduction to data analysis for clinicians, so he spent the better part of a year to develop a curriculum in Reproducible Clinical Data Analysis that’s tailored for medical students, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who deal with data. He currently teaches his course at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. CLOSE

Mercer University School of Medicine
Dr. Klatt is Professor of Pathology at Mercer University School of Medicine. He has been involved in aspects of health care delivery for over 59 years and involved with health science education for over 48 years. He maintains one of the oldest World Wide Web internet sites, WebPath, in pathology education going on 27 years. He is the author for 4 of the 7 reference works in the Robbins & Cotran series of pathology texts used worldwide for pathology education in the health sciences. He is currently involved in curriculum design, development, and deployment, including computer-aided methodologies, for undergraduate medical education. He sponsors informatics educational projects for students. He facilitated development of Mercer’s new Patient Based Curriculum with a wellness program as well as emphasis on integration of clinical and basic science content in an active learning environment with information management and critical thinking through a team-based approach for students to develop skills in delivery of quality health care. Dr. Klatt has been involved with the PathInfo Summit and its precursors for the past 27 years.CLOSE

Professor of Pathology
Medical Director of Computational Pathology
University of Utah
Beatrice Knudsen, MD, PhD, embraces multidisciplinary research and has contributed her knowledge of pathology and oncogenic kinases to collaborative projects with the most talented basic scientists, epidemiologists and biostatisticians at Cedars-Sinai, and previously at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She is the director of the Cedars-Sinai Division of Translational Pathology. Knudsen oversaw the creation of state-of-the-art Cedars-Sinai Biobank and molecular pathology core. The new biobank is a roughly 7,000-square-foot facility on the first floor of the Steven Spielberg Building. The facility can fulfill Cedars-Sinai's dual missions of serving science and the community.CLOSE

Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor, Internal Medicine-Nephrology
Professor, Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Matthias Kretzler is the Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Internal Medicine/Nephrology and Computational Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan. The overarching goal of his research is to define glomerular diseases in mechanistic terms and use this knowledge for targeted therapeutic interventions. To reach this goal his international research team at the University of Michigan has developed a translational research pipeline centered on integrated systems biology analysis of renal disease. Over the last 25 years the team has built experience in interdisciplinary data integration of large-scale data sets in international multi-disciplinary research networks and public private partnerships across diseases and continents. The networks Dr.Kretzler helps to coordinate (NEPTUNE, KPMP, CPROBE and RPC2) link carefully monitored environmental exposures, genetic predispositions, transcriptional networks, proteomic profiles, metabolic fingerprints, digital histological biopsy archive and prospective clinical disease characterization to define cross-cutting disease mechanisms. The molecular mechanism identified have result in more than 350 publications, but most importantly in new disease predictors, de novo drug development and successful clinical trials of novel therapeutic modalities for glomerular diseases, for details see MiKTMC.org. CLOSE

Assistant Professor, Clinical Pathology
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Director, Core Laboratory
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Dr. Edward Leung is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and the Director of the Core Laboratory in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. As Director of the Core Laboratory, he oversees the following areas: Clinical Chemistry, Biochemical Genetics and Special Chemistry, Laboratory Support Services, and Point of Care Testing. CLOSE

Professor at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSoM)
Program Director of the CI Fellowship
Associate CMIO
Geisinger Health System
Bruce Levy, M.D., C.P.E. currently serves as the Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Education and Research at Geisinger, an integrated health system that serves over 3 million patients in Pennsylvania, where he helps lead multiple initiatives in the innovative uses of health data to support patient care and health system operations. As a professor and head of informatics education at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Dr. Levy is the Program Director for Geisinger’s ACGME-accredited Clinical Informatics Fellowship, and is spearheading efforts to incorporate informatics, physician leadership and health system science in both undergraduate and graduate medical education throughout Geisinger. Dr. Levy’s research interests include digital imaging in medicine, data visualization and medical education, and he has both presented and published numerous chapters and articles in these areas.

Dr. Levy is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Forensic Pathology and Clinical Informatics, and he has practiced forensic pathology for almost 30 years. He has served on numerous educational institution and professional society boards and has worked with federal and state government agencies in the development of national standards for death investigation. He received his Doctor of Medicine from New York Medical College and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. CLOSE

Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Mahmoud is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and the Division of Computational Pathology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Imaging from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan and was a postdoctoral fellow at the department of biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include pathology image analysis, morphological feature, and biomarker discovery using data fusion and multimodal analysis. Dr. Mahmood is a full member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard Cancer Center ; an Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and a member of the Harvard Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG) faculty. CLOSE

Associate Medical Director, Laboratory Informatics
University of Washington School of Medicine
Patrick Mathias, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor who serves as the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and the Associate Medical Director of the Informatics division in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is also the Medical Director of Point of Care Testing for Airlift Northwest (flight transport service covering Washington and Alaska). He is board certified in Clinical Pathology and Clinical Informatics. Prior to postgraduate medical training, he earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Duke University and completed his M.D. and Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Illinois with a research focus on nanophotonics and biosensors. Dr. Mathias’s informatics responsibilities cover improving electronic health record systems to improve the ordering and interpretation of laboratory tests and developing infrastructure to support advanced analytical technologies in the clinical laboratory. In addition he supervises departmental analytics efforts to improve laboratory operations and assess the lab’s impact on clinical care. His research interests include assessing the cost effectiveness of testing and informatics interventions at a population level. He is also a strong believer in establishing data science as a core skill in medicine and teaches programming and data analysis skills to the laboratory medicine and pathology community.CLOSE

Senior Associate Consultant
Division of Computational Pathology and Artificial Intelligence
Mayo Clinic
[email protected]

Dr. David McClintock is a Senior Associate Consultant in the Division of Computational Pathology and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester). Current professional interests include the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence tools to improve patient care, clinical laboratory workflows, operational efficiency, and scientific discovery. He is currently the interim Program Committee Chair-Elect within the Association for Pathology Informatics. CLOSE

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
[email protected]
Amrom Obstfeld MD, PhD, is the Associate Chair of Pathology Informatics as well as the Hematology Laboratory at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After receiving his MD and PhD degrees from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, he went on to train in Clinical Pathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his duties within the Hematology Laboratory, Dr. Obstfeld’s clinical responsibilities include leading the development of analytic tools to aid in laboratory quality management, administration, and operation, and interfacing with other groups throughout the hospital on informatics initiatives. His research focuses on utilizing clinical and pre-clinical laboratory data sets for predicting diagnosis and prognosis using statistical and machine learning techniques. Dr. Obstfeld plays a major role in designing and implementing educational experiences for pathology trainees and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania within the areas of clinical and pathology informatics.CLOSE

Professor, Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Laboratory Medicine
West Virginia University
Dr. John Ozolek is a Professor in the Department of Pathology, Anatomy & Laboratory Medicine (PALM) at the West Virginia University School of Medicine located in Morgantown, WV. He obtained his M.D. degree at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his pathology training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and completed a Pediatric Pathology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Ozolek has long had interests in digital pathology and artificial intelligence, and he currently leads the Digital Pathology program at WVU Medicine.CLOSE

Director of Anatomic Pathology
University of Michigan
Dr. Liron Pantanowitz is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and the Director of Anatomical Pathology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. He received his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He completed his anatomical and clinical pathology residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard in Boston. He subsequently completed a hematopathology fellowship at Harvard and Cytopathology fellowship at Tufts. He is also board certified by the American Board of Pathology in clinical informatics and completed his MHA at Ohio University. Dr. Pantanowitz is an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pathology Informatics. He is a past president and current council member of the Association of Pathology Informatics, president-elect of the American Society of Cytopathology, and a member of the Digital Pathology Association board of directors. He is widely published in the field of pathology informatics and cytopathology. His research interests include digital pathology and artificial intelligence.CLOSE

Professor of Pathology
Vice-Chair and Director of Anatomic Pathology, The Ohio State University
Editor-in-chief of Diagnostic Pathology
Editor of the Journal of Pathology Informatics
[email protected]
Dr. Anil Parwani is a Professor of Pathology at The Ohio State University. He serves as the Vice Chair and Director of Anatomical Pathology. Dr. Parwani is also the Director of Pathology Informatics and Director of the Digital Pathology Shared Resource at The James Cancer Hospital. His research is focused on diagnostic and prognostic markers in bladder and prostate cancer, and molecular classification of renal cell carcinoma. Dr. Parwani has expertise in the area of surgical pathology, viral vaccines and immunology, and pathology informatics including designing quality assurance tools, bio banking informatics, clinical and research data integration, applications of whole slide imaging, digital imaging, telepathology, image analysis and lab automation. Dr. Parwani has authored over 300 peer-reviewed articles in major scientific journals and several books and book chapters. Dr. Parwani is the Editor-in-chief of Diagnostic Pathology and one of the Editors of the Journal of Pathology Informatics. CLOSE

Nasir Rajpoot is Professor of Computational Pathology at the Computer Science department of the University of Warwick, where he started his academic career as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in 2001. He also holds an Honorary Scientist position at the Department of Pathology, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust since 2016. Prof Rajpoot is the founding Head of Tissue Image Analytics laboratory (TIA lab) at Warwick since 2012. In Autumn 2017, he was awarded the Wolfson Fellowship by the UK Royal Society and the Turing Fellowship by the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. Current focus of research in his lab is on developing algorithms for the analysis of digitised pathology images, with applications to computer-assisted grading of cancer and image-based markers for prediction of cancer progression and survival. He has been active in the digital pathology community for over a decade now, having co-chaired several meetings in the histology image analysis (HIMA) series since 2008 and served as a founding PC member of the SPIE Digital Pathology meeting since 2012. Prof Rajpoot served as the President of the European Congress on Digital Pathology (ECDP), which was held at Warwick in April 2019. Since Jan 2019, he acts as Co-Director of the £15m PathLAKE national centre of excellence on AI in pathology, leading the computational arm of the centre.CLOSE

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Director, Automated Core Laboratory
ARUP Laboratories
[email protected]
Dr. Rudolf is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah. He serves as Medical Director for Clinical Informatics and the Automated Core Laboratory at ARUP Laboratories, a national nonprofit and academic reference laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah.

His clinical and research interests focus on the intersection of informatics and clinical operations including automation, clinical decision support, utilization management, and reporting and analytics. He is also passionate about clinical process improvement and initiatives to support quality and safety.

Dr. Rudolf earned his medical degree (2012) from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. He completed his residency training in Clinical Pathology (2015) and fellowship in Clinical Informatics (2017) at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. CLOSE

Cherith Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Vice-Chair for Laboratory Initiatives and Digital Medicine in the Department of Pathology
Vice President for Clinical Informatics, Stony Brook Medicine
Associate Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Joel Saltz is Chair and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Stony Brook, holds the Cherith Chair in Biomedical Informatics and is Director of the Institute for Engineering Driven Medicine and Associate Director for Informatics of the Stony Brook Cancer Center. He received an MD-PhD from Duke University in Computer Science, is boarded in Clinical Pathology with residency training at Johns Hopkins. He is a pioneer in the area of Digital Pathology having developed the first whole slide imaging platform in the 1990’s and has gone on to develop highly innovative deep learning/machine learning algorithms along with a variety of innovative Digital Pathology tools and platforms.CLOSE

Associate Professor
Pathology & Anatomical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
Pinaki Sarder is currently an assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences at University at Buffalo, with adjunct appointments in biomedical engineering and biostatistics. Earlier he was a post-doctoral research associate at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He received the B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 2003, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, in 2010. Dr. Sarder serves in the editorial board of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), and is a senior member of IEEE. He is a recipient of University at Buffalo’s Exceptional Scholars – Young Investigator Award in 2018. His current research interests include computational image analysis and digital pathology with applications to renal pathology informatics. He has published >50 peer reviewed articles in journals and conference proceedings. His notable works as the senior author include a human-artificial-intelligence-loop approach for segmenting pathological structures from whole slide thin tissue images (Lutnick et al., Nature Machine Intelligence, 2019) and an automated computational version of tervaert classification scheme for classifying renal biopsy cases of diabetic nephropathy (Ginley at al., JASN, 2019). The work in JASN was selected for the Best of American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Journals: Clinical Journal of ASN (CJASN) and JASN in 2018-19. CLOSE

Senior Associate Consultant
Mayo Clinic
Jansen N Seheult, MB BCh BAO, MSc, MS, MD is a Senior Associate Consultant in the Division of Hematopathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester in the United States. He completed his residency training in clinical pathology and fellowship training in Blood Banking/ Transfusion Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pittsburgh, PA as well as fellowship training in Special Coagulation at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Dr. Seheult has extensive experience in data analytics, simulation techniques and machine learning. His doctoral research at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland focused on development of a novel technology for acoustic signal processing of time-stamped inhaler events for the prediction of drug delivery from a dry powder inhaler. Dr. Seheult’s artificial intelligence (AI) interests include natural language processing for automated text report generation for pathology reports, segmentation and object detection algorithms for benign and malignant hematopathology, and neural networks for automated flow cytometry analysis and gating.CLOSE

Fellow, Clinical Informatics
Devereaux Sellers, MD, MBA, is currently a Clinical Informatics fellow and staff autopsy pathologist at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his AP/CP Pathology residency at MetroHealth in 2021. He received his MBA in Healthcare Administration from Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2017. Prior to pursuing a career in medicine he was a computer programmer and analyst for state government. His areas of interest include whole slide imaging, resident education, laboratory test utilization, and workflow analysis. CLOSE

Professor, Pathology and Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Pathology; Director, Anatomic Pathology, Pathology; CLIA Laboratory Director, Pathology; Medical Director, Pathology Informatics
Yale School of Medicine
[email protected]
John Sinard received his MD and PhD degrees from Johns Hopkins Medical School and then did an AP residency at the Yale-New Haven medical center. He joined the faculty at Yale after residency and has been there ever since, rising to the rank of Professor. During his time at Yale, Dr. Sinard directed the autopsy service for 16 years, build the Pathology Informatics Program, was the residency program director for 6 years, and the director of Anatomic Pathology for 7 years. He is currently Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, the CLIA laboratory director, and Medical Director of Pathology Informatics.CLOSE

Northwell Health
Dr. Singh is the Director of Dermatopathology for Summit Health. He is also the co-founder of PathPresenter, an online digital platform that has 425,000+ users in 190+ countries and is used by multiple academic departments, private pathology groups and organizations in the US and all over the world. (https://pathpresenter.net) He has served as the Chair of the American Society of Dermatopathology Informatics Committee. He currently serves on the Sulzberger Grant Committee of the AAD and on the Editorial Board of JAAD. In 2013, he was awarded the Sulzberger Grant from the American Academy of Dermatology for developing interactive tools for teaching of dermatology and dermatopathology. He is the Editor, creator and developer of the app, mydermpath+ and educational platforms-wiydx.com. He also serves as a member of the Digital and Computational Pathology Committee of the CAP, Editorial Board of the WHO for Classification of tumors, 5th Edition and the Board of Digital Pathology Association. He was nominated on the Pathologist PowerList put out by the Pathologist for 2020 and 2021. CLOSE

Associate Attending
Director of Pathology Informatics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Sirintrapun is the Director of Pathology Informatics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and an Associate Attending and member of the Warren Alpert Center for Computational Pathology at MSKCC. Dr. Sirintrapun is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Clinical Informatics. In addition to his work in informatics, he practices surgical pathology specializing in genitourinary tumors. Dr. Sirintrapun currently serves on the CAP Pathology Electronic Reporting Committee and Digital and Computational Pathology Committee, as well as on the ASCP Pathology Informatics Committee. He also serves as a section editor of Diagnostic Pathology. He is an active member of API for over ten years and is the current President-elect for API.CLOSE

Staff pathologist
South Bend Medical Foundation
Snehal Sonawane, MB;BS, MD is a staff pathologist at South Bend Medical Foundation, in South Bend, IN, and serves as a Laboratory director for three laboratories in Indiana. After graduation from medical school, Dr. Sonawane undertook a post-graduate training program in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and received a Diplomate from the National Board in Pathology from the Government Medical College in India. On completion, she went on to work as research scholar at the Translational Neurobiology Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine. Subsequently, She completed Anatomic and Clinical pathology residency training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago followed by a fellowship in Surgical/GI pathology at Loyola University Medical Center, near Chicago. Dr. Sonawane’s innovative research has resulted in a number of manuscripts, abstracts and posters that has been published in peer reviewed journals and has been presented in poster and platform presentations. Her work has aided in the discovery of new treatment options for patients with severe dry eye disease. Her research has also led to grant proposals and patents that were successfully funded. She is the recipient of a Scholarly Activity award for her dedication to research during residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. More recently, Dr. Sonawane has been a contributing author and editor for the book entitled'' Ace the board: Non-neoplastic Hematopathology'. She is perusing masters in health informatics from Dakota State University and looking forward to get board certified in Clinical Informatics via practice pathway. CLOSE

Chief Medical Consultant
Lantana Consulting Group
John Spinosa, MD, PhD, FACP is Chief Medical Consultant to Lantana Consulting Group, Inc., a healthcare standards development consultancy with clients in industry, academia, and government. Dr. Spinosa practiced anatomic and clinical pathology at Scripps Memorial Hospital for over 20 years before starting a molecular diagnostics company that was later acquired by Foundation Medicine. During his career, Dr. Spinosa has held medical staff leadership positions at Scripps and several industry positions in specialized diagnostic companies. He is a participant on the College of American Pathologists (CAP's) Informatic Committee and is a representative to HL7 for the CAP. Dr. Spinosa was Medical Director at San Diego Blood Bank during development of an extended RBC genotyping assay using NGS.CLOSE

Associate CMIO for Lab Medicine and Pathology
MHealth Fairview, University of Minnesota
Michelle Stoffel, MD, PhD, is the Associate CMIO for Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the M Health Fairview health system and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota. Her academic and operational focus is on bridging the practice of informatics from the lab to clinicians and patients via the electronic medical record, with additional interests in clinical and pathology informatics education. CLOSE

Clinical Assistant Professor, Forensic Medicine  
New York University
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Michelle Stram MD, ScM is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Forensic Medicine at NYU and an attending Medical Examiner at the NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). Dr. Stram has overseen the implementation of neuro-telepathology at the OCME and other pathology informatics endeavors. Dr. Stram is a member of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Informatics Committee and the CAP Machine Learning Working Group, and serves as the API liaison for the CAP Informatics Committee. CLOSE

Associate Professor
Yale School of Medicine
Dr. Torres is an Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and a hematopathologist with clinical practice focus in flow cytometry, pathology informatics, serologic testing, and molecular diagnostics of hematopoietic diseases. He is Medical Director of the Flow Cytometry Laboratory and the Immunology Laboratory at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His research laboratory applies engineering advances to medical laboratory diagnostics, with primary work on the development and practical application of non-destructive three-dimensional reconstruction histology for clinical and investigative use.CLOSE

VP, Chief Information Privacy and Security Officer
Henry Ford Health System
Christy is currently serving as the VP and Chief Information Privacy and Security Officer of Henry Ford Health System, in Detroit, MI. She is a digital technology executive and strategic information security specialist with more than 25 years of experience. Prior to Henry Ford Health System, she served as Senior Director and Chief Information Security Officer for Meritor, Inc. in Troy, MI. and various security and technology leadership roles at GE Capital and Ally Bank. Currently Wheaton serves as an advisor on the Kohl’s cybersecurity advisory board, a board member (treasurer) on the Neurofibromatosis (NF) Team Foundation Board; and as a volunteer for the Children's Tumor Foundation. She has a Master of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus on International Leadership and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, both from Madonna University. Wheaton is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). CLOSE

Assistant Professor, Pathology
University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Sarah Wheeler is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Pathology, Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Medical Director of the Automated Testing Laboratory at UPMC Mercy Hospital, and Associate Medical Director of Clinical Immunopathology at UPMC.CLOSE

Dennis Winsten & Associates
Dennis Winsten is president of Dennis Winsten & Associates, a laboratory information systems consulting firm, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. He has over 30 years of experience with clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory information systems from both a user's and provider's perspective and in-depth knowledge of the various vendor systems, user requirements, and market and laboratory trends. He holds Bachelor's degrees in engineering and physics from the University of Arizona and Penn State University. His Master of Science degree in educational psychology was earned at the University of Southern California (USC). In addition, post-graduate work included emphasis on computer science and completion of course requirements for a Ph.D. in statistics and research design at the University of Minnesota. Mr. Winsten has served on the Board of Directors of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) and was on the Advisory Board for Advance for Administrators of the Laboratory. Other professional affiliations include: Association for Pathology Informatics (API), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) - Area Committee on Automation and Informatics. Published papers have included topics on laboratory system evaluation, selection, and installation, multi-site networks, system contract criteria, HIS interfacing, and other subjects related to laboratory information systems. He has been a speaker at numerous national seminars and professional meetings. CLOSE

Deputy Director of Informatics
Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Zarella’s focus is in the deployment of digital pathology in clinical practice and the development and analysis of novel techniques in imaging, diagnostics, and artificial intelligence. His work relies on imaging modalities such as whole-slide imaging and optical coherence tomography (OCT) as well as computational approaches such as deep learning, image processing, explainable AI, and visual and cognitive analytics.
He received his undergraduate degree in Physics at the University of Massachusetts and PhD in Neuroscience at the State University of New York in 2011. His research focus at SUNY was on cortical networks of the visual system, of which imaging and computation were important components. He carries that experience forward to digital pathology, inspired heavily by human vision and methods in vision research to develop (and explain) computer vision and decision networks.
Dr. Zarella joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2020. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Zarella was the Technical Director of Pathology Imaging & Informatics at Drexel University College of Medicine.
Dr. Zarella serves as a member of the board of directors of the Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a member of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Digital and Computational Pathology Committee and AI Committee, and has contributed to several white papers on the topics of whole-slide imaging and computational pathology. CLOSE

Laboratory Medicine Fellow
Northwell Health
Yonah Ziemba MD is a Fellow in Laboratory Medicine and Physician Administration at Northwell Health. He completed pathology residency training at Northwell, and was instrumental in Pathology Informatic training for residents at a national level through the Pathology Informatics Essentials for Residents (PIER) National Leadership Committee, and at an institutional level through implementation of Team-based learning sessions. Dr Ziemba's current work includes implementation of LOINC as the standard for normalization at an institutional Health Information Exchange, and a workflow app to notify transplant providers when a waitlisted patient is due for diagnostics necessary to remain eligible. He is passionate about teaching, and finding creative ways to use laboratory data for research and physician workflow improvements. CLOSE