Workshop 2020 Faculty

Workshop Faculty

Orly Ardon, PhD MBA
Scientific Manager, Pathology Digital Diagnostics
Department of Pathology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

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.

Ulysses J. Balis, MD
Director, Division of Pathology Informatics
Director, Pathology Informatics Fellowship Program
Professor of Pathology

Department of Pathology
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Balis is Professor of Pathology and Director of the Division of Pathology Informatics at the University of Michigan, which itself maintains a team of three board-certified, full-time pathology Clinical Informaticists. As an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), he has maintained longstanding interest in the intersection of engineering, computational approaches, 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 a central IT division. Dr. Balis has active NIH-supported research initiatives in several areas of pathology and medical informatics, including the recently awarded NIHNIDDK Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP), with these projects allowing for the application of a number of informatics concepts to 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 eight such two-year programs in the U.S. Similarly, he has maintained a longstanding interest in pathology informatics education, with him currently serving as one of the founding members of the Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Boards Exam Committee. Dr. Balis is the author of over 100 publications, many image-based algorithms, multiple patents, numerous 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 200 invited presentations, nationally and internationally, on various topics related to pathology informatics, data analytics, and image analysis.

Toby Cornish, MD, PhD
Medical Director of Informatics, Associate Professor
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

Dr. Cornish is an Associate Professor of Pathology at The University of Colorado School of Medicine where he practices gastrointestinal pathology and serves as the Medical Director of Informatics for the department of pathology and Medical Director of the LIS for the UCHealth system. His interests include histologic image analysis, digital pathology in education and clinical practice, computational pathology and mobile applications for pathology education.  Dr. Cornish has co-developed software packages for biomarker quantitation including TMAJ/FrIDA, PIP, and HPASubC. Dr. Cornish is the co-author of several educational apps for the iPad: The Johns Hopkins Atlas of Pancreatic Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Atlas of Pancreatic Cytopathology, The Johns Hopkins Flashcards App and the iCarebook for Pancreatic Cancer, and he is a series editor for the ongoing Johns Hopkins Atlases of Pathology series of apps. He was named to The Pathologist magazine's Power List 2020 for Big Breakthroughs, serves on the Editorial Board for Modern Pathology and is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Clinical Pathology.

Lorraine Corsale, BFA

Assistant Manager, Hospital Operations
Pathology Digital Imaging
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Lorraine Corsale is the digital scanning operations supervisor at the department of pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. With over 30 years of professional photography experience, Lorraine has been working in digital imaging in the last 20 years.  She oversaw the expansion of the digital imaging operations from a 2013 single scanner that scanned 43 slides/week to the current operations of 24 scanners and an output of 30,000 weekly scans. She supervises a team of 20 full time digital assistants and associates.

She is actively participating in the departmental initiatives to expand the use of digital pathology in research, education and operations.

Lorraine holds a BFA and a recently obtained digital pathology certification from the NHS/ DPA.

Michael D. Feldman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Pathology Informatics 

Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania 
Philadelphia, PA

My professional interests revolve around the development, integration and adoption of information technologies in the discipline of Pathology. One of my main areas of interest within this broad discipline has been in the field of digital imaging. We have been exploring pathology imaging on several fronts including interactions between pathology/radiology (High resolution MRI imaging of prostate cancer and breast carcinoma), development and utilization of computer assisted diagnostic algorithms for machine vision in prostate and breast cancer (Collaboration with Dr. Anant Madhabushi Rutgers). Application of multispectral imaging for the analysis of multicolor immunohistochemistry and immunoflourescence and the development of a quantitative system for scoring and analyzing at a cytometric level, multicolor immunostaining on surgical pathology slides. The efforts have been recognized by the national funding agencies which have award our group an SBIR and RO1 from NIH, Synergy award from DOD as well as two industry sponsored projects.

Matthew G. Hanna, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Matthew G Hanna, MD is the Director of Digital Pathology Informatics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is an Assistant Attending of Breast pathology and Informatics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he completed his Oncologic Pathology fellowship training. Prior appointments include being a Clinical Instructor of Pathology Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also completed his Pathology Informatics fellowship. He completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr Hanna serves as a member on the CAP Informatics Committee and served as a junior editor for the Journal of Pathology Informatics. He has strong interests in clinical and pathology informatics, computational pathology, and breast pathology.

Liron Pantanowitz, MBBCh 

A. James French Professor of Anatomic Pathology, Cytopathology, Hematopathology, Informatics, Pathology
Director, Anatomic Pathology

Department of Pathology
Michigan Medicine / University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

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 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. 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.

S. Joseph Sirintrapun, M.D., FASCP, FCAP
Director of Pathology Informatics

Diplomate, Clinical Informatics (ABMS)

Associate Attending
Department of Pathology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Sirintrapun is the Director of Pathology Informatics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and an Assistant Attending and member of the Warren Alpert Center for Computational Pathology. 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 is an active member of API for over ten years, having served many years on the Membership Committee. He currently serves on the College of American Pathologists Pathology Electronic Reporting Committee and on the American Society of Clinical Pathology, Pathology Informatics Committee. He is also section editor of Diagnostic Pathology.

J. Mark Tuthill, M.D. 
Division Head, Pathology Informatics
Henry Ford Health System 
Detroit, MI

J. Mark Tuthill, MD, completed his pathology residency and informatics fellowship training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine-Fletcher Allen Health Care, where he worked to create and direct that department‘s division of pathology informatics. Currently, Dr. Tuthill is head of the division of pathology informatics at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. Some areas of practice interest include digital imaging and image databases, development of Internet applications for laboratory information services, anatomic pathology and clinical laboratory information systems, laboratory outreach technology solutions, electronic health records and informatics training and education. Active in organized medicine throughout his training and professional career, at present, he is an advisor to the ASCP Annual Meeting Steering Committee, Wayne County District Director for the MSMS, and Conference Director for the annual Pathology Informatics Summit. As a charter member of the Association for Pathology Informatics, Dr. Tuthill has worked enthusiastically for the API from its inception. He has served as president, chairman of the membership committee, as an education committee member, and participated in the organization‘s original planning group.

Bethany Williams, MBBS, PhD
Digital Pathology PhD Fellow
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
United Kingdom

Dr Bethany Williams is a Digital Pathology Research Fellow at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Leeds, and the Lead for Training, Validation and PPI at the National Pathology Imaging Co-Operative. She is a thought leader in evidence based digital pathology training and validation, and her scientific papers on digital diagnostic accuracy form the basis of the Royal College of Pathologists‘ guidelines for safe, effective digital deployment. Her body of research earned her the Pathological Society‘s medal for research impact, and she is regularly invited to speak at international conferences as an authority on the digital pathology evidence base, practical deployment and patient safety.