Lifetime Achievement Award 2010

2010 API Lifetime Achievement Award

Ronald S. Weinstein, MD


Ronald S. Weinstein, MD graduated from Tufts Medical School in 1965 and completed a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. From 1972 to 1975, he was Professor of Pathology at Tufts University School of Medicine. Thereafter, Weinstein moved to Rush Medical College in Chicago where he was named the Harriet Blair Borland Professor and Chairman of Pathology. From 1985-1990, he was Founding Director of the NCI-funded National Urinary Bladder Flow Cytometry Network that established clinical flow cytometry laboratory procedures and standards. In 1990, Weinstein became Professor and Chair of Pathology at The University of Arizona's College of Medicine. 

Dr. Weinstein was a pioneer in telepathology. In 1986, he carried out the first public demonstration of satellite-enabled robotic telepathology between El Paso, Texas and Washington, DC. In 1993, Weinstein patented telepathology systems and diagnostic networks and established an international telepathology service network linking the United States, Mexico, and China. 

He was founding Director of the national award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program. He had over 500 professional publications and won many national and international awards and honors for his work in cancer research and innovations in medical education and telemedicine. He served as president of five professional societies including the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the International Society of Urological Pathology, the International Council for Societies of Pathology, the American Telemedicine Association, and the Association for Pathology Informatics in 2011. In recognition for his achievements and dedication to the field of pathology informatics, API was proud to award Dr. Weinstein its 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award.