Schedule Short Oral
Abstract Schedule
Poster Schedule Faculty Becich-Friedman
Distinguished Presentations
2024 Travel Awardees Venue and Hotels Exhibitors

PI Summit Planning Committee and Staff

Conference Director:

Director, Division of Pathology Informatics
Director, Pathology Informatics Fellowship Program
Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology
University of Michigan Health System

Ulysses G. J. Balis, MD, Fellow AIMBE, is the A. James French Professor of Pathology Informatics at the University of Michigan, with additional roles as Associate Chief Medical Information Officer and Informatics Fellowship Program Director at Michigan Medicine. He serves as this year’s Pathology Informatics Summit conference director. Dr. Balis has longstanding interests in data analytics, natural language processing, digital image analysis, computational pathology, and AI-driven workflow. During his career, he has carried foundational roles in the creation of subspecialty boards for Clinical Informatics, circulating tumor cell microfluidics technology, and in the development of the original DICOM Visible Light (VL) Image Object Definition. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2015 for his engineering contributions to laboratory instrumentation, pathology bioinformatics, and computational imaging in histology image search and analysis algorithms. His division is currently deploying all-digital primary diagnostic workflow in support of anatomic pathology, with the development of an associated computational pathology laboratory section. CLOSE


Conference Co-Director:

Department Head, Pathology Informatics
Henry Ford Health System
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


Conference Planning Committee Members:

Bruce A. Friedman, MD
President, Pathology Education Consortium
Active Emeritus Professor, Department of Pathology
University of Michigan Medical School

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

Chair, Division of Computational Pathology and Artificial Intelligence
Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
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

Clinical Pathologist
Pathology Informatics Fellow
Henry Ford Health System

Director of Digital Pathology
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
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

Lauren J. Miller, MD, MJ
Pathology Resident
University of Michigan


Training and Education Committee Co-Chairs:

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

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


Conference Managers and Technical Support:

Nova Smith
API Executive Director
JPI Managing Editor
Pittsburgh, PA

Beth Gibson
Conference Manager and CME Coordinator
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Grace Chae
API Executive Assistant and Communication Specialist
JPI Editorial Assistant

Becky Boes
Website Design
Pathology Informatics Summit
Pittsburgh, PA