Workshop Faculty, Planning Committee and Staff

Workshop Faculty

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


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
ulysses@umich.edu

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.

Lorraine Corsale, BFA

Assistant Manager, Hospital Operations
Pathology Digital Imaging
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
LCorsale@mskcc.org


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.

Andrew Evans, MD, PhD, BSc
Medical Director, Laboratory Medicine
Mackenzie Health
Toronto, ON
andrew.evans@mackenziehealth.ca


Dr. Andrew Evans is the Medical Director of Laboratory Medicine at Mackenzie Health (MH), a large community hospital in North Toronto that is currently transitioning to complete reporting by digital pathology.    Prior to moving to MH in 2020, he was the director of digital pathology at University Health Network (UHN) from the inception of the program in 2004.   UHN successfully implemented whole slide imaging (WSI) for frozen sections, consultation and primary diagnosis at various partner sites.  For the past 10 years, he has been extensively involved in the development of guidelines and best practice documents for digital pathology through his work with the College of American Pathologists (CAP).  He currently chairs the CAP Digital and Computational Pathology Committee and WSI Validation Guideline expert panel.  

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

Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania 
Philadelphia, PA
feldmanm@mail.med.upenn.edu


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
Pathologist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
hannam@mskcc.org


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.

 

David McClintock, MD
Associate CMIO, Michigan Medicine
Director, Digital Pathology
Associate Director, Pathology Informatics
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology
Michigan Medicine/University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
dsmcclin@umich.edu


David McClintock, MD, is an Associate Chief Medical Information Officer (ACMIO) for Michigan Medicine (Pathology), Director of Digital Pathology, Associate Director of Pathology Informatics and Associate Professor at the University of Michigan. His primary clinical interests include clinical laboratory informatics, workflow management, digital pathology implementation, LIS and middleware implementation/optimization, and integrating pathology and clinical laboratory data within the EHR, other HISs, and analytics solutions. His research interests include understanding the role and effects of digital pathology within the clinical laboratories, the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning for improved diagnostics and patient outcomes, and how to enable laboratory data analytics in order to provide both pathologists and clinicians opportunities to better optimize patient care and clinical decision-making.


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

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

lironp@med.umich.edu


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.

Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA
Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics
Vice-Chair of Anatomic Pathology
Director of Pathology Informatics
Director, Digital Pathology Shared Resources
Principal Investigator, Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) Midwestern Division
Columbus, OH, 43210
anil.parwani@osumc.edu


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 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.

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
sirintrs@mskcc.org


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.

Planning Committee

Bruce A. Friedman, M.D. 
Active Emeritus Professor
Department of Pathology
Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan
President
Pathology Education Consortium
Ann Arbor, MI
friedman@labinfotech.com


Matthew G. Hanna, MD
Clinical Expertise: Breast Pathology
Clinical Informatics
Digital Pathology, Computational Pathology



S. Joseph Sirintrapun, MD
Associate Attending
Director of Pathology Informatics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center




Staff


Nova Marie Smith
Executive Director
Association for Pathology Informatics
Pittsburgh, PA
nova.smith@pathologyinformatics.org


Beth Gibson
Conference Manager

Membership Coordinator
Ann Arbor, MI
bethgibs@med.umich.edu