The Digital Pathology Association Appoints Liron Pantanowitz, MD as Its New President For 2023

The Digital Pathology Association Appoints Liron Pantanowitz, MD as Its New President For 2023.

The Digital Pathology Association (DPA) today announced the appointment of Liron Pantanowitz as its new President. Throughout his career, Dr. Pantanowitz has dedicated his skills as a diagnostic pathologist to the education of budding pathologists, perhaps making him the obvious candidate for the next President of the DPA, an organization “dedicated to advancing the field of digital pathology” and with a mission to facilitate the “awareness, education and adoption of digital pathology and AI applications in healthcare and life sciences.”

Having devoted much of his career research efforts toward digital pathology as well as developing and validating quantitative image analysis and artificial intelligence for use in routine pathology practice, Dr. Pantanowitz brings a powerful set of skills to the role of DPA President. Dr. Pantanowitz also has a strong research interest in non-gynecological cytopathology and is involved in research work that deals with novel diagnostic entities, innovation in the cytology laboratory, and contemporary ancillary testing to support personalized medicine.

With the recent Pathology Visions 2022 meeting shining a spotlight on the continued advances in the digital pathology field, the potential of our industry continues to be a fertile ground for existing vendors, those looking to enter the market, and the emergence of new technologies. In this ever evolving and fascinating industry, we welcome Dr. Pantanowitz to the center of the stage in this key role of DPA President.

More About Dr. Liron Pantanowitz

Dr. Pantanowitz earned his medical degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.  He completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, in Boston followed by fellowships in hematopathology and cytopathology.  He is also boarded in Clinical Informatics. During his career at Tufts University School of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center he has achieved regional, national and international recognition as a leader in the pathology field. As a leader in informatics with a particular interest in digital pathology, he spearheaded landmark clinical guidelines for promoting the adoption of digital pathology and developing a national pathology informatics curriculum. Dr. Pantanowitz is an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pathology Informatics. He is widely published in the field of pathology informatics including digital imaging and its application to pathology. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Pathology Informatics. Throughout his career, he has linked his skills as a diagnostic pathologist to a lifetime commitment to educating others.

For more about Pathology Visions 2022, see Imogen Fitt’s article on the Pathology News site.

Sourced and edited from University of Michigan Health.

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