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2023 Summit Faculty

Raymond D. Aller, MD
Contributing editor, CAP Today
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Dr. Aller graduated from UCLA and Harvard Medical School (Cum Laude, 1976). His MD thesis (MGH Caper) was the design precursor to CoPath. After UCSF residency, he practiced clinical pathology and informatics in Santa Barbara, Long Beach, University of Utah/ARUP, and MDS Lab Services. He co-authored with Dr. Frank Elevitch The ABCs of LIS, the definitive tutorial on clinical laboratory information systems. The informatics chapters of Henry’s Clinical Diagnosis (with Dr. Ul Balis) long served as standard text. His courses on clinical and AP information systems have been presented at dozens of national meetings (CAP, ASCP, AACC, CLMA, HIMSS, AMIA, AABB, and others). In 1991, he helped launch the American Board of Pathology proposal to create Clinical Informatics as a subspecialty of the American Board of Pathology open to all ABMS-certified specialists. With the collaboration of other medical specialties, subspecialty certifications began in 2013. Dr. Aller provided consulting services to health care systems and vendors, including a brief period as a senior consultant with Dennis Winsten and Associates. From 2003 until 2010, he directed Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response at LA County Public Health ACD. Dr. Aller received the 2005 Honorary Fellow/Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association for Pathology Informatics, and in 2012 served as President of the API . Throughout his career, he served as voluntary faculty in USC pathology, retiring in 2016. Since 1987, Dr. Aller has been editor of “CAP Today”’s Newsbytes and Information System Surveys, now with co-editor Dennis Winsten. CLOSE

Orly Ardon, PhD, MBA
Director, Digital Pathology Operations
Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Orly Ardon is the Scientific Manager for Digital Pathology Diagnostics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center‘s Pathology Department. She moved to NYC from ARUP Laboratories in Utah where she was heading the development of novel computer assisted diagnostic tools and the expansion of digital pathology collaborative initiatives. Soon after joining MSK in February 2020, Orly led the digital scanning operations effort to allow remote digital signout. She is now leading multiple pathology initiatives to increase the use of digital imaging for improved patient care. Orly has BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Microbiology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and postdoctoral training in cell biology and virology at the University of Utah. She also has an Executive MBA from the University of Utah. She is interested in digital pathology, artificial intelligence, and machine learning-based testing innovation. CLOSE

Simone Arvisais-Anhalt, MD
Director of Laboratory Medicine Informatics
Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco
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Simone Arvisais-Anhalt, MD is the director of Laboratory Medicine Informatics, Send Out Testing, and Specimen Processing at the University of California San Francisco. Her interests include operationalizing digital health tools in health care systems, clinical informatics, clinical chemistry, laboratory medicine, and health IT policy. CLOSE

Vahid Azimi, MD
Resident, Clinical Pathology
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
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Vahid Azimi, MD is a 3rd-year clinical pathology resident at Washington University School of Medicine. His interests include clinical informatics and promoting population health and health equity through laboratory testing and the application of geospatial and data science tools to clinical and laboratory data.CLOSE

Ulysses J. Balis, MD
Director, Division of Pathology Informatics & Professor of Pathology
Director, Pathology Informatics Fellowship Program
University of Michigan Health System
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Dr. Balis (PI2023 Conference Director) currently serves as the A. James French Professor of Pathology Informatics at the University of Michigan health system. Additionally, he holds institutional positions including Associate Chief Medical Information Officer and Director of the Division of Pathology Informatics.  As an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), he has maintained longstanding interest in the intersection of engineering, high-performance computation, and the practice of medicine.  The U-M Pathology Informatics Division is noteworthy for being one of the few such academic information technology groups operating in support of pathology, while also being wholly housed within its host pathology department, and not in a central IT division.  Dr. Balis has active NIH-supported research initiatives in several areas of pathology and medical informatics, including the NIH-NIDDK Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP) and an NIDDK RC2-based grant entitled the Development of 21st Century Concepts in Urology, with these projects allowing for the application of many informatics concepts towards contemporary challenges in Pathology, including machine learning, image-based analytics, and machine vision tools for histopathology.  He also serves as director of the U-M Pathology Informatics Fellowship – one of only ten such two-year programs in the U.S.  Similarly, he has maintained a longstanding interest in pathology informatics education, with him currently serving as the co-chair of the Longitudinal Assessment Program (LAP) of the Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Boards Exam Committee.  Dr. Balis is the author of over 150 publications, many image-based algorithms, multiple patents, numerous books and book chapters and is co-editor of one of the contemporary reference textbooks on the topic of Pathology Informatics (along with Drs. Mark Tuthill and Liron Pantanowitz).  He has delivered over 300 invited presentations, nationally and internationally, on various topics related to pathology informatics, data analytics, and image analysis. CLOSE
Kenneth J Bloom, MD, FCAP is the Head of Pathology at Nucleai. He brings more than 35 years of clinical experience in pathology, oncology, telemedicine, and bioinformatics. Dr. Bloom has held a myriad of leadership positions including President and Head of Oncology & Immunotherapy for Human Longevity Inc., Chief Medical Officer for In Vitro Diagnostics at GE Healthcare, and Chief Medical Officer of Clarient. Prior to his industry experience, Dr. Bloom spent 15 years at Rush Medical Center holding various appointed positions including Director of Laboratory Operations, Director of Immunohistochemistry and Chief Information Officer of the Rush Cancer Institute. Dr. Bloom has been the principle investigator of more than a dozen clinical trials and has served as an advisor to numerous Pharmaceutical and Bio-Technology Companies. He received his M.D. from Rush Medical College and his B.A. from Grinnell College. CLOSE

Alexis Carter, MD
Physician Informaticist
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
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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

Adela Cimic, MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University Medical Center
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Dr. Cimic is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. I finished residency training at Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina with fellowships at Weil Cornell Medicine, NY. My pathology interests are gynecologic pathology and cytopathology. However, I have been interested in developing better workflows in the pathology laboratory and telepathology solutions for many years. I started from scratch when I was appointed a project manager to implement remote frozen sections workflow at our laboratory. I believe my experience is similar to many laboratories dealing with the problem of multiple sites with low frozen section volume. Therefore, I want to share my experience and lessons learned during this time. CLOSE

Lisa-Jean Clifford
COO and Chief Strategy Officer
Gestalt Diagnostics
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Ms. Clifford is currently the COO and 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

Kevin Eliceiri, PhD
Walter H. Helmerich Research Chair and Professor
Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
University of Wisconsin, Madison
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Dr. Kevin Eliceiri is the Walter H. Helmerich Research Chair and Professor of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is an Investigator in the Morgridge Institute for Research and member of the Carbone Cancer Center and McPherson Eye Research Institute. He is director of the Center for Quantitaitve Cell Imaging dedicated to the development and application of optical and computational technologies for cell studies. The Eliceiri lab is the lead developer of several open source imaging packages including FIJI and ImageJ. His instrumentation efforts involve novel forms of polarization, laser scanning and multiscale imaging. Dr. Eliceiri has authored more than 250 scientific papers on various aspects of optical imaging, image analysis, cancer and live cell imaging CLOSE

Jeffrey Fine, MD
Associate Professor, Faculty Clinician
University of Pittsburgh (Magee-Womens Hospital)
[email protected]


Dr. Fine is a breast and gynecologic pathologist at the University of Pittsburgh with a research interest in computational pathology. Using a framework called “computer assisted diagnosis for pathologists” (pCAD), he is working to improve pathology practice through enhanced automation and improved workflow. Dr. Fine is also working toward next-generation “precision pathology” that uses computational tools to incorporate advanced analytics, biomarkers and other information modalities into diagnosis in an effort to improve pathology’s ability to predict, prognosticate, and to triage patients. Finally, Dr. Fine is the director of the Pathology Informatics Fellowship at UPMC.CLOSE

Aaron Green, PhD
General Manager, North America
Labgnostic, Inc.
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Aaron graduated with a PhD in organic chemistry from UCLA. Prior to joining Labgnostic, he was the first hire at NovaSignal, a Los Angeles based medical device startup pioneering the clinical application of autonomous robotic ultrasound, where he held executive roles in finance, sales and marketing. Aaron currently serves as General Manager, North America for Labgnostic. CLOSE

Cigdem Gunduz Demir, PhD
Professor of Computer Engineering &
Deputy Director, Center of Artificial Intelligence
Koç University, Turkey
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Cigdem Gunduz Demir received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer engineering from Bogazici University in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and her Ph.D. degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2005. She is currently a Professor of Computer Engineering at the Department of Computer Engineering and School of Medicine, and also the Deputy Director of the Center of Artificial Intelligence at Koc University. Before joining Koc University, she was working as a faculty member at the Computer Engineering Department at Bilkent University. She was a visiting professor at Nanyang Technological University NTU, Singapore, in Fall 2009, and Stanford University in Spring 2013. Her main research interests and projects include development of new computational methods based on deep learning and computer vision for medical image analysis. Currently, her research group works on the interdisciplinary projects in collaborations with the Departments of Pathology and Biology for the microscopic analysis of histopathological images and in vitro fluorescence and live cell images and with the Departments of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and Ophthalmology for the analysis of images acquired with in vivo imaging of CT, MR, and OCT. She is a recipient of Distinguished Young Scientist of the Turkish Academy of Sciences and CAREER Award of the National Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. She is appointed as a member of the Artificial Intelligence Science Board of the National Health Institute of Turkey. CLOSE

Metin Gurcan, PhD
Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Pathology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
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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

Charles D. Hawker, PhD, MBA
Scientific Director for Automation and Special Projects (Retired)
ARUP Laboratories
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Dr. Charles Hawker retired as Scientific Director for Automation and Special Projects after 26 years at ARUP. He also retired as Professor (Adjunct) of Pathology in the University of Utah, School of Medicine. Prior to joining ARUP, over a twenty year period, he held various positions in research and development and management at Laboratory Procedures, Inc. (Upjohn) and SmithKline Beecham Clinical Labs. He has received numerous awards including AACC’s highest award, the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, and other awards from the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB), the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), the Association of Clinical Scientists (ACS), and the Association for Laboratory Automation. Dr. Hawker is a co-author of chapters on clinical laboratory automation in the 4th through 7th Editions of the Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, and the 6th through 8th Editions of the Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry. He is a frequent lecturer on laboratory automation to national and international audiences. He holds three patents and has published 50 peer-reviewed papers, 18 book chapters or invited reviews, three invited editorials, and 49 abstracts. At ARUP he installed several major automation and robotic systems that helped make ARUP the most automated clinical laboratory in North America. These systems collectively improved productivity and quality, especially enabling ARUP to become the first laboratory to achieve Six-Sigma quality levels for lost specimens. He later developed an automated camera system that uses optical character recognition (OCR) to identify specimens mislabeled by patient name. CLOSE

Keren Hulkower, PhD
Senior Clinical Release Manager
College of American Pathologists
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Keren Isaac Hulkower received his BS in Biology from Cook College, Rutgers University, his MS in Microbiology and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and was a visiting student at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Dr. Hulkower did postdoctoral research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Hoffmann La Roche. He was a Senior Pharmacologist in inflammation and cancer research in the Pharmaceutical Products Division and a Senior Technical Specialist in the Diagnostic Division during his tenure with Abbott Laboratories. He served as Director of Business Development at Integrated DNA Technologies and worked as a senior manager at several start up biotechnology companies prior to joining the College of American Pathologists in 2011. Dr. Hulkower is Senior Clinical Release Manager for the Cancer Protocols and Data Standards Team at the College where he leads the group responsible for content updates, quality assurance, and release of the CAP Cancer Protocols and electronic Cancer Protocols. Dr. Hulkower also serves as a staff liaison to the CAP Cancer and Pathology Electronic Reporting Committees. CLOSE

Tae Hyun Hwang, PhD
Florida Department of Health Cancer Chair professor
departments of Artificial Intelligence and Informatics; Immunology &Cancer Biology
Mayo Clinic
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Tae Hyun Hwang PhD holds an endowed Florida Department of Health Cancer Chair position in the department of Artificial Intelligence and Informatics, Cancer Biology and Immunology at Mayo Clinic. His research is focused on developing novel machine learning and AI algorithms utilizing spatial transcriptome/proteomics, single cell, digital pathology and other omics data to deliver precision oncology care.CLOSE

Mike Isaacs
Director, Clinical Informatics and Business Development
Departments of Pathology and Immunology
Washington University
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Mike Isaacs is the Director of Clinical informatics and Business Development at Washington University in the Department of Pathology and Immunology. He has a computer science background and over 25 years of experience in supporting Information Technology in the laboratory, which has provided him with the experience to identify the informatic needs of the department. Mike has been involved with Digital pathology for over ten years and has developed multiple digital workflows to take advantage of technology in the laboratory. For the last two years, he has focused on building and integrating Digital Pathology Solutions for Internal use and for our Outreach Client business at WU/BJC hospital. His primary interest is providing a strategic vision for the implementation of Digital Pathology for the BJC HealthCare system, which consists of 15 hospitals in two states. He is currently on the DPA board of Directors and sits on the foundation and education committees of the DPA. CLOSE

Medical Director, Business Development
ARUP Laboratories
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Brian Jackson, MD, MS, is a speaker, author, and an adjunct professor of pathology and biomedical informatics at the University of Utah. He is also medical director for business development at ARUP Laboratories. Dr. Jackson received his BA (mathematics), MS (medical informatics), and MD degrees from the University of Utah. He completed residency in clinical pathology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, followed by an NLM fellowship in medical informatics at the University of Utah. His research focuses on ethics within the healthcare industry.CLOSE

Associate Professor
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
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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

Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD
Professor & Vice Chair for Research
Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Emory University
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Dr. Krupinski is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research at Emory University in the Departments of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, Psychology and Medical Informatics. She received her BA from Cornell, MA from Montclair State and PhD from Temple, all in Experimental Psychology. Her interests are in medical image perception, observer performance, medical decision making, and human factors in image-based clinical applications including radiology and pathology. She is Associate Director of Evaluation for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and Director of the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center. She has published extensively in these areas and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally. She is Past Chair of the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, Past President of the American Telemedicine Association, President of the Medical Image Perception Society, Past Chair of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine and President of the Society for Education and the Advancement of Research in Connected Health. She serves on a number of editorial boards for both radiology and telemedicine journals and is the Editor of the Journal of Digital Imaging and Telemedicine Reports. She serves regularly as a grant reviewer for the NIH, DoD, TATRC and other federal, state and international funding agencies and has served as a member of a number of FDA review panels. CLOSE

Patrick Mathias, MD, PhD
Associate Medical Director, Laboratory Informatics
University of Washington School of Medicine
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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

Clinical Pathologist
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Dr. Samuel (Sam) McCash is the Medical Director of Laboratory Information Systems in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center. He is boarded in anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology with specialty boards in Clinical Informatics. His work focus is in using laboratory data and information systems to enhance clinical operations for the optimization of patient care and safety. Past projects include automated critical call-back systems, specimen tracking for clinicians, and real-time lab process monitoring with automated alerts. CLOSE

Chair, Division of Computational Pathology and Artificial Intelligence
Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
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Dr. David McClintock is Chair of the Division of Computational Pathology and Artificial Intelligence and a Senior Associate Consultant in the 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 Program Committee Chair within the Association for Pathology Informatics. CLOSE

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
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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

Liron Pantanowitz, MBBCh
Chair, Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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Dr. Liron Pantanowitz is Chair and Professor of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh & University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He received his medical degree and PhD 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. He received his MHA from 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 of the American Society of Cytopathology, and president of the Digital Pathology Association. He is widely published in the field of pathology informatics and cytopathology. His research interests include digital pathology, artificial intelligence and non-gynecological cytopathology.CLOSE

Gary W. Procop, MD
Chief Executive Officer
American Board of Pathology
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Prior to Dr. Procop’s position with the ABPath, Dr. Procop was a Medical Director in Clinical Microbiology and an Infectious Disease Pathologist at the Cleveland Clinic. He held the Belinda Yen-Lieberman PhD and James Lieberman MD Endowed Chair in Clinical Microbiology and was the Director of Molecular Microbiology, Virology, Mycology, and Parasitology laboratories and the Vice Chair for Education. Dr. Procop was a Trustee of the ABPath from 2007-2018 and served as President in 2016, Vice President in 2015 and Secretary in 2013-2014. His responsibilities at the ABPath included Chair of the Test Development and Advisory Committee for Microbiology, the Ethics and Professionalism Committee, and the Maintenance of Certification Committee. In August 2019, he was honored for his many contributions to the ABPath as a Life Trustee. Dr. Procop received a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University, followed by MD and MS degrees at Marshall University School of Medicine. He completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Duke University Medical Center and fellowship training in Clinical Microbiology at the Mayo Clinic. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Medical Microbiology, and is participating in Continuing Certification. Dr. Procop serves on the ABMS Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the College of American Pathologists, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 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

Ila Singh, MD, PhD
Chief, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology Informatics
Texas Children's Hospital
Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
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Dr. Singh serves as Chief of Laboratory Medicine, and Chief of Pathology Informatics at Texas Children’s Hospital, and as tenured Professor of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine. She is the Program Director for the Clinical Informatics fellowship. Dr. Singh completed her M.D. at the University of Bombay, and her Ph.D. at Yale University. She served as a Jane Coffin Childs Fellow at Stanford University and completed her Clinical Pathology residency training at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. She is dual board-certified in Clinical Pathology and in Clinical Informatics. She is interested in testing and reporting for COVID-19, and the impact of the pandemic on laboratory testing in general. Dr. Singh has special expertise in Laboratory Test Utilization Management/Stewardship, as evidenced by her involvement in creating the first Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) document on Test Utilization, and her membership on the national committee on Lab Test Utilization and Stewardship that co-authored the consensus document on the subject. Her current research is focused on using Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning approaches to determine risk stratification, prescriptive analytics, better utilization of healthcare resources, and optimization of treatment protocols. She is the founder of TRUU-Lab, a national initiative to change the names of clinical lab tests to those that are more standardized and easily understood by clinicians. CLOSE

Michelle Stoffel, MD, PhD
Associate CMIO for Lab Medicine and Pathology
MHealth Fairview, University of Minnesota
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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

Sam C. Terese, MBA, MT (ASCP)
CEO and President
Alverno Laboratories
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Currently Mr. Sam Terese holds the position of Chief Executive Officer and President of Alverno Laboratories. Sam Terese, MBA, MT (ASCP), has more than 40 years of experience in laboratory medicine. During his tenure in the laboratory, he has held positions as Phlebotomist, Medical Technologist, Laboratory Director, Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Terese holds an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Strategic Planning and Marketing and bachelor’s degrees in Medical Technology from Rosalind Franklin University Chicago and Biology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Alverno Laboratories owns or operates 24 hospital laboratories and partners with several other hospitals and operates an extensive reference laboratory operation In Hammond Indiana. CLOSE

Darren Treanor, MB, BSc (Computing), PhD, FRCPath
Consultant Pathologist
Director of National Pathology Imaging Co-operative
[email protected]

Prof. Darren Treanor MB BSc (Computing) MD PhD is a consultant pathologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, honorary professor of pathology at the University of Leeds, adjunct professor in digital pathology at Linköping University, Sweden and Digital Pathology Lead for the UK Royal College of Pathologists. He is a clinical director of the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare at the University of Leeds. Dual qualified in medicine and computing, Dr. Treanor runs the Leeds virtual pathology project, with a multi-disciplinary team working in digital pathology research and innovation. He has co-authored over 150 papers in the medical and computing literature, most of them concerned with the application or development of digital pathology in clinical and preclinical areas. He is director of the National Pathology Imaging Co-operative, a £80m Industry-NHS collaboration to deploy digital pathology across 22 sites in the North of England, covering a population of 6 million patients, and two national systems across a further 20 hospitals to support sarcoma/bone and paediatric tumour diagnosis. NPIC will use this infrastructure to develop and test artificial intelligence systems to diagnose cancer. At Linköping his research includes the clinical adoption and validation of digital pathology in a fully digitised department, and the development and implementation of AI. Other research activities include 3D tissue reconstruction, image analysis, colour measurement/ correction and the use of digital pathology in education and training. Further details are available at http://www.virtualpathology.leeds.ac.uk and npic.ac.uk. CLOSE

J Mark Tuthill, MD
Department Head, Pathology Informatics
Henry Ford Health System
[email protected]

J. Mark Tuthill, MD, completed pathology residency and informatics fellowship training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine-Fletcher Allen Health Care, and created the department’s division of pathology informatics. Dr. Tuthill is currently Division Head of Pathology Informatics at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Areas of interest include digital pathology implementation, Internet applications for laboratory services, laboratory information systems, business analytics, electronic health records and informatics training and education. Active in organized medicine, he is an advisor to the ASCP Annual Meeting Steering Committee; Delegate, Wayne Medical Society; Director for the API’s Pathology Informatics Summit; and Delegate for CDC’s CLIAC committee. As a charter member of the Association for Pathology Informatics, Dr. Tuthill has worked for the API from its inception serving as president, of the membership committee, education committee member, and the organization’s original planning group and currently, chair, program committee. CLOSE

Mitko Veta, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
[email protected]

Mitko Veta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. His research focuses on the development and application of deep learning/artificial intelligence (AI) methods for medical image analysis and histopathology imaging in particular. His ultimate goal is to develop methodology that will lead to better treatment planning for the patients and reduction of healthcare costs.CLOSE

Drew Williamson, MD
Clinical Informatics Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital
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Drew Williamson earned his MD from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and completed Anatomic Pathology residency followed by Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He is currently a fellow in Clinical Informatics at Massachusetts General and a member of the lab of Faisal Mahmood, where his research focuses on applying novel deep learning techniques to pathology data. CLOSE

Dennis Winsten, MS, FHIMSS, FCLMA
Dennis Winsten & Associates
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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. His 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. He is Co-Editor , with Dr. Ray Aller, of CAP Today NewsBytes and the annual CAP Today LIS and AP Systems surveys. CLOSE

Mustafa Yousif, MD
Director of Digital Pathology
University of Michigan
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Dr. Mustafa Yousif is an Assistant Professor and the Director of digital Pathology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. He received his medical degree from the University of Al-Mustansiriyah in Baghdad, Iraq. He completed his anatomical and clinical pathology residency training at Wake Forest University. He subsequently completed a Gynecologic and Breast Pathology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a Pathology Informatics fellowship at the Department of Pathology Informatics, University of Michigan. Mustafa is interested and has deep knowledge in pathology informatics and digital pathology. His research interests include digital pathology and artificial intelligence, as well as gynecologic and breast pathology. CLOSE

Yinyin Yuan, PhD
Professor & Director of Computational Pathology
Department of Translational Molecular Pathology & Department of Pathology
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Dr. Yinyin Yuan is a professor and the Director of Computational Pathology Research Program at the Department of Translational Molecular Pathology, and the Co-Lead of the Institute for Data Science in Oncology, Focus Area One – Imaging and Digital Pathology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She brings over a decade of experience in machine learning and digital pathology to cancer research, to develop innovative clinical tests and cancer therapies. Dr. Yuan obtained degrees in computer science from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC, BSc) and University of Warwick (MSc and PhD), and has won prestigious awards and fellowships including the Pathologist Power List 2022 and a Junior Research Fellowship from Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. From 2012 to 2022 she headed the Computational Pathology and Integrative Genomics lab in 2012 at the Institute of Cancer Research, London. The focus of the Yuan lab is to decipher the tumor ecosystem through technological innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) and systematic interrogation of tissue biology using digital pathology and spatial transcriptomics, genetics, and proteomics. The scientific mission of her program is to elucidate differential ongoing selective pressure as key ecological processes shaping the emergence of immune evasion and drug resistance. The goal is to create a new paradigm of technological advances and multidisciplinary convergences that will lead the way to novel digital biomarkers and ultimately to the new frontier of integrated diagnostics. CLOSE

Mark A Zaydman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
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Mark A. Zaydman, MD,Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine. His clinical and research efforts are focused on using informatics to help make the practice of laboratory medicine less of an art and more analytically grounded. CLOSE

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