Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Tarik Alkasab works as a board-certified diagnostic radiologist in the Division of Emergency Imaging in the Department of Radiology of the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also serves as Service Chief for Informatics/IT and Operations. He is Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He is also chair of the Assisted Reporting committee of the Informatics Commission at the American College of Radiology as well as Senior Scientist for Framework at the American College of Radiology’s Data Sciences Institute. His research focuses on applying information systems to improve workflow and quality in medical imaging. Dr. Alkasab completed his residency as well as fellowships in Imaging Informatics and Abdominal Imaging and Intervention at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his MD and PhD in Neuroscience from Tufts University School of Medicine after completing his undergraduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Professor and Chair, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Timothy Craig Allen, M.D., J.D., obtained his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1984 and completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology, subsequently serving on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine until 1995. He then attended the University of Chicago Law School and graduated with the degree of Doctor of Law With Honors in 1998, subsequently practicing health care law and litigation. Dr. Allen completed a 2-year fellowship in pulmonary pathology in the Texas Medical Center in 2004. Dr. Allen is the Chair of the Department of Pathology at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Allen is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Crime Prevention Research Center. He is a member of The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME). Dr. Allen is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology, with added qualification in cytopathology. He is an associate editor of the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Allen is Past-President of the Pulmonary Pathology Society and Past President of the Texas Society of Pathologists. He is a Governor of the College of American Pathologists Board of Governors, and is chair, vice-chair, or member of several CAP Councils and Committees. He has authored and coauthored numerous articles and book chapters on pulmonary pathology and medicolegal issues and has coauthored and co-edited several books on pulmonary pathology. Dr. Allen is series coeditor of the Advances in Surgical Pathology series.
Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa
Andrew M Bellizzi, M.D. is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Iowa. Dr. Bellizzi completed undergraduate work in Anthropology and Science Preprofessional Studies at the University of Notre Dame (‘00) and received his medical degree from Northwestern University (‘04). Following combined training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Virginia (‘08), he completed a fellowship in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology at The Ohio State University (‘09). After 2 years as a junior faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he moved to Iowa in the Fall of 2011.
Dr. Bellizzi is Director of Immunohistochemistry, GI Pathology, and the GI Pathology Fellowship at the University of Iowa. He is an active member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the American Society of Clinical Pathology, and the College of American Pathologists, including serving as Chair of the USCAP Stowell-Orbison Award and the CAP Immunohistochemistry Committees. He is Secretary-Treasurer of the International Society for Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology and is an Associate and Assistant Editor of Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology and the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, respectively. Dr. Bellizzi’s research interests include the diagnosis, classification, and etiopathogenesis of human disease, with an emphasis on gastrointestinal, pancreatic, neuroendocrine, and hereditary tumors. His research program focuses on applications of diagnostic immunohistochemistry.
Outside of the office, Andrew enjoys “getting into trouble” with his 11 and 13-year-old boys, Aidan and Darby. In addition to “very special stains,” he also loves hiking, cooking, craft beer, Notre Dame football, the Boston Red Sox, and the Oxford.
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
George G. Birdsong, MD, is Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Birdsong is involved in the cytopathology service at Grady Memorial Hospital, which runs three free-standing Fine Needle Aspiration clinics each week in addition to processing a substantial number of atypical Pap tests. He is also working toward optimizing use of the Laboratory Information System, and improving the quality assurance procedures in the pathology department.
Dr. Birdsong is a past President of American Society of Cytopathology and is a member of Diagnostic Intelligence and Health Information Technology Committee and Pathology Electronic Reporting Task Force of College of American Pathologists.
Dr. Birdsong earned his MD from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He completed his residency and fellowship in anatomic and clinical pathology at Emory University affiliated hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia.
F. Alex Nason Professor II, Biomedical Engineering, Case School of Engineering, Director, Center for Computational Imaging & Personalized Diagnostics, Case Western Reserve University
Anant Madabhushi, PhD, is the F. Alex Nason professor II of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland and director of the university’s Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD). He is also a Research Scientist at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center and has affiliate appointments both at University Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic. He holds secondary appointments in the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Urology, Radiology, Pathology, Radiation Oncology, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Gen Med Sciences at CWRU.
Madabhushi’s team at CCIPD is developing and applying novel Artificial Intelligence and machine learning approaches for the diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of therapy response for a variety of diseases including several different types of cancers, cardiovascular disease, kidney and eye disease. The Center is located in Cleveland’s unique medical ecosystem, an extensive clinical network within which it boasts numerous successful collaborations including with the Cleveland Clinic and the Cole Eye Institute, University Hospitals, the VA Louis Stokes Medical Center, MetroHealth, and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at CWRU.
Madabhushi has more than 100 patents either issued or pending in the areas of medical image analysis, computer-aided diagnosis, and computer vision, more than 50 of which are issued. He was responsible for 10 percent of all patents awarded to Case Western Reserve University in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The author of more than 400 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers, Madabhushi is a sought after lecturer who has delivered more than 300 talks around the world. His efforts as a professor and researcher have gained international attention in the field of biomedical engineering, garnering him several awards. Most notably, Madabhushi is a Wallace H. Coulter Fellow, a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE), and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In 2015, he made Crain’s Cleveland Business magazine’s “Forty under 40” list. In 2019 and 2020, Madabhushi was named to The Pathologist’s Power List, a list of 100 most inspiring professionals in pathology and laboratory medicine. In 2020, he received the Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring at CWRU.
Madabhushi’s work on developing “smart computers for identifying lung cancer patients who will benefit from chemotherapy” was ranked as one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2018 by Prevention Magazine. In 2019, Nature Magazine called him out as one of five scientists pursuing truly offbeat and innovative approaches in cancer research.
Madabhushi has secured more than $50 million in grant funding and co-founded two companies, Vascuvis Inc. (now Elucid Bioimaging) and IbRiS Inc., which was acquired by Inspirata in 2015. He has been involved in several sponsored research and industry partnerships with medical imaging and pharmaceutical companies. In addition, more than 15 technologies developed by Madabhushi’s team have been licensed.
Dr. Misialek currently serves as Associate Chair of Pathology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA. He is the Medical Director of the Vernon Cancer Center, Chemistry Laboratory and Point of Care Testing. He practices in all areas of pathology in a busy community hospital. Holding an academic appointment at Tufts University School of Medicine, he regularly instructs medical students and pathology residents. Dr. Misialek is a strong advocate for pathology and is very active in the College of American Pathologists (CAP). He is an inspector with the CAP and has conducted numerous hospital laboratory inspections, both nationally and internationally.
He received his MD from the University of Massachusetts, completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and did a fellowship in general surgical pathology at the University of Florida. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
Instructor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Assistant Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Program Director, Cytopathology Fellowship
Dr. Torous completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Before joining the staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital she did fellowships in Breast Pathology and in Cytopathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is board certified in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology and holds subspecialty board certification in cytopathology.
Dr. Torous’ interests include Quality Assurance and Medical Education. She is the Director of Quality Assurance in Cytopathology and the Assistant Program Director of the Cytopathology Fellowship at MGH. Her research interests include all aspects of cytopathology, particularly gynecologic cytopathology and quality improvement / quality assurance in cytopathology, as well as obstetrical surgical pathology. She also serves on various committees, including the College of American Pathologists Pathology Electronic Reporting (PERT) Committee.