<0> PathCentral Appoints Noted Pathologist David Frishberg, M.D., Chief Medical Advisor for its Online Digital Pathology Network </0>
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PathCentral (), a technology-enabled company dedicated to the success of the pathology community, today announced the appointment of pathologist David Frishberg, M.D., as Chief Medical Advisor for PathCentral and its Professional Network (), the company’s comprehensive online information exchange and digital consultation forum.
The PathCentral Professional Network represents the industry’s first open, web-based platform, harnessing all the technologies of digital imaging, social media, and laboratory information system functionality under one virtual roof.
Dr. Frishberg, who also serves as Vice Chair and Director of Anatomic Pathology for the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, is a highly regarded pathology field expert, category thought leader, and proponent of digital pathology consultation. As Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. Frishberg will guide the PathCentral Professional Network team in developing pathology consultant relationships to fulfill the diagnostic needs of hospitals, physicians, CROs, and reference labs worldwide by linking them with expert pathologists at leading U.S. medical institutions. He will also oversee PathCentral’s training and monitoring program to ensure efficacy and safety of the digital pathology platform.
In addition to his role as Vice Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Frishberg has served as that organization’s Cancer Committee Chair, Surgical Pathology and Dermatopathology Director, as well as directed the academic Fellowships in Gastrointestinal Pathology and Surgical Pathology. His background includes senior leadership position at top hospitals and laboratories in the U.S., including service as Chief of Anatomic Pathology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and Chief of Pathology for the Lifebridge Health System in Baltimore. He has served as a diagnostic consultant at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Quest Diagnostics, and Labcorp.
Dr. Frishberg is boarded in Anatomic, Clinical, and Dermatopathology, and currently actively practices Dermatopathology, Cytopathology, and Thyroid Pathology. He has served on a large number of advisory committees, including the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Surgical Pathology Committee (Vice Chair), CAP Cancer Committee (Lead, Skin Cancer Advisory Committee), American Joint Committee on Cancer, CAP Digital Demonstration Project, and CAP Digital Work Group. Frishberg served as Lead Editor of the CAP’s Surgical Pathology Committee when the CAP employed its first digital pathology education in surgical pathology. He has also been active in promoting regional pathologist education, most recently as President of the Los Angeles Society of Pathologists.
“We are thrilled to have a pathologist of David’s caliber spearheading our effort to expand and deepen our relationships with leading hospitals and other top medical institutions,” said Jaye Connolly, CEO of PathCentral. “As our new Chief Medical Advisor, David will also play a key role in acting as a thought leader and beacon for digital pathology nationally and internationally.”
“PathCentral is dedicated to advancing remote diagnostics and case sharing capabilities within digital pathology,” said Dr. Frishberg. “I look forward to playing what I hope will be a pivotal role in helping to raise the level of care provided to patients by connecting increasing access to pathologist experts through digital consultation. Remote diagnostics holds enormous potential for the pathology field and for populations that pathologists want and need to serve.”
The PathCentral Professional Network enables physicians to upload case files using digital images for pathologists to review and render critical consulting diagnoses on both a global and a domestic real-time basis. In terms of scanning technology and imaging software, the Network is agnostic and designed to be non-exclusive – that is, open to all users regardless of location or consulting institution. As the pathology specialty’s most comprehensive online global forum, the PathCentral Professional Network also seeks to connect the world’s pathologists, incorporating tools from social media, making it an ideal forum for pathologists to send and perform consults, create connections, post information, share cases, ask questions, and expand professional relationships.
Through its comprehensive suite of products and services, PathCentral provides independent community-based pathologists with the tools they need to increase revenues, improve operating efficiencies, ensure patient safety, and become highly competitive in their local markets. With its blend of leading edge IT web computing technology and global connectivity, PathCentral enables pathologists around the world to grow, thrive, and more effectively meet the demands of 21 Century diagnostic medicine. For more information, please visit ; for information on the PathCentral Professional Network, visit .