2021 API Governing Council Election
President-Elect: 1-Year Term; 3-Year Engagement (Progression: President-Elect; President; Past-President)
Assist the President (who provides general direction of the affairs of the Association; serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Association; Chairs the Governing Council; presides over the annual business meeting of the Association); Chair the Nominating Committee.
Toby C. Cornish, MD, PhD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
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.
Secretary: 2-Year Term
The Secretary works with the President of the Association to provide agendas for meetings of the Governing Council. The Secretary takes minutes of each official meeting of the Governing Council and, after review and approval by the Governing Council, pass them to the Executive Director of the API for record-keeping.The Secretary is a voting member of the Governing Council, Publications Committee and the Nominating Committee.
Phil Boyer, MD
Brody School of Medicine
Joseph Rudolf, MD
Program Committee Chair-Elect:
The Program Committee consists of its Chair, its Chair-Elect, Chair of the Training and Education Committee, Co-Conference Director(s), a member of the API staff and any authorized appointees. This committee meets at least monthly. The Program Committee develops and organizes program content for all scientific and educational programs (e.g., companion society meetings, courses, programs, webinars, conferences assigned by the Governing Council) including the annual Pathology Informatics Summit in partnership with the Pathology Informatics Summit Planning Committee.
Thomas JS Durant, MD
Membership Committee Chair: 1-Year Term
Make recommendations about strategies to increase and retain membership in the Association; propose and review member benefits; review membership statistics and report rates of new members, membership attrition, and overall membership by membership category to the Governing Council; Chair Membership Committee.
Tushar Patel, MD
Director of Pathology Informatics
Training and Education Committee Co-Chair: 2-Year Term
Co-Chair the Training and Education Committee which works in partnership with the Pathology Informatics Summit Planning Committee and the Program Committee to ensure that content is developed that meets the educational needs of API members of all categories but particularly for Associate members; maintains primary responsibility for the Travel Award program which provides funding to Associate Members of the Association to travel to and participate in the Pathology Informatics Summit; recruits Associate Members to become more involved in the organization and puts forward interested Associate members to chairs of other API committees as possible committee members.
Amrom Obstfeld, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Tianhao Anne Zhao, MD
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Stony Brook University
Tianhao Anne Zhao, MD is an assistant professor at Stony Brook Medicine, department of pathology. Dr. Zhao currently serves as the co-director of pathology education and is developing a database for digital pathology as well as an online curriculum for medical students. Her current areas of interest include pathology informatics, head and neck pathology, and genitourinary pathology.
Dr. Zhao joined the staff at Stony Brook Medicine in 2018 after completing her surgical pathology and pathology informatics fellowships at Stony Brook. She received her MD from UTSouthwestern Medical Center and completed her AP/CP residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Technical Standards Committee Co-Chairs:
The Technical Standards Committee coordinates and tracks changes in technical standards that impact the practice of pathology and pathology informatics(e.g., data standards for security, confidentiality, coding, and reporting, as well as standards and validation of methods for the transfer, sharing and merging of data among institutions). The committee reviews changes in standards and applicable regulations and, when necessary, notifies the Governing Council of changes that would benefit from a formal response by the Association.
Noah G. Hoffman, MD, PhD
Peter Gershkovich, MD