- About Us
The Pathologist Team includes:
Dr. Anthony Demetris, MD is Professor of Pathology and Director of the Division of Liver and Transplantation Pathology. He has authored more than 500 scientific publications. He co-developed, along with Dr. Marta Minervini, a static image and remote-microscopy based clinical telepathology system between UPMC-Pittsburgh and UPMC-Palermo, Italy (ISMETT), which has been operative and in use for the last eight years.
Dr. Demetris is also Director of the Liver Tissue Core for the Immune Tolerance Network of whole slide images (digital archive) of all samples for internet-based viewing of the slides, reporting of results, and analysis using open-source image analysis software.
Dr. Jeffrey Fine is a practicing breast and gynecologic pathologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he is also a member of the Pathology Department’s Division of Pathology Informatics. He completed residency training at the Cleveland Clinic and a pathology informatics fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Fine’s research interests include: clinical applications of digital imaging (including whole slide images, image analysis, and telepathology); automation of the anatomic pathology laboratory; and enhancements of anatomic pathology laboratory information systems (AP-LIS).
Dr. Jonhan Ho is a board certified dermatopathologist with board certifications in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and dermatopathology. He is a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, in the Department of Dermatology, where he is the Director of Dermatopathology Resident Education. Dr. Ho also has a secondary appointment in the Department of Pathology.
Prior to his dermatopathology fellowship training, Dr. Ho completed a pathology informatics fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is also currently pursuing a Masters degree in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Ho has several publications in the field of digital pathology and has been invited to speak on implementation of digital pathology at multiple national meetings. His research focuses on human computer interaction and translating digital slide technology into practice.
Dr. Anil Parwani is Director of the Division of Pathology Informatics, Department of Pathology and an active member of the Genito-Urinary Pathology Center of Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside. Dr. Parwani’s research interests include Urologic Pathology, with focus on high throughput analysis of immunohistochemical markers for diagnosis of prostate carcinoma using tissue microarrays, benign mimickers of prostate carcinoma, and correlation of histomorphological features of renal cell carcinoma with cytogenetic and molecular changes. Other research interests are in the area of Anatomical Pathology Informatics including design of quality assurance tools, synoptic reporting in anatomical pathology, clinical applications of whole slide imaging, digital imaging, telepathology, image analysis and lab automation, and workflow processes such as barcoding.