The Digital Pathology Association (DPA) is pleased to acknowledge Dr. Eric Glassy of Affiliated Pathologists Medical Group (APMG) as the Association’s President in 2017. Dr. Glassy was elected to the DPA Board in December, 2010 and has since served as the Chair of the Pathology Visions Program Committee as well as on various other DPA committees and taskforces. With the assistance of Dr. Glassy, the DPA intends to further facilitate and explore education, best practices and awareness of digital pathology applications in healthcare and life sciences.
The Board also recently added its first international representative, Junya Fukuoka, Professor at the Department of Pathology, Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Nagasaki University. Other additions include Michael Quick of Hologic, and Kevin Whiteley of Leica Biosystems. With more potential representatives in the process of being vetted, the Board of Directors is focused on increasing it diversity both geographically and culturally.
“I am proud to be president of the Digital Pathology Association – the leading organization promoting the adoption of digital pathology, in particular whole slide imaging. Each year at our Pathology Visions Conference, we bring together colleagues from around the world to educate, challenge, and promote digital imaging, image analysis, telepathology and virtual microscopy. We continue to lead the regulatory effort by engaging productively with the FDA. I look forward to another exciting year of innovation and advances as our virtual world becomes a reality.” – Dr. Eric Glassy
Eric Glassy, MD, FCAP – DPA President-Elect
Dr. Glassy is a community pathologist in Southern California and has served as medical director for several laboratories and has won numerous pathology awards, including the Distinguished Service Award and Excellence in Education Award from the College of American Pathologists. He has chaired hospital and national committees for the CAP. He served as chairman of the Hematology and Clinical Microscopy Resource, Publications, and Curriculum Committees. He currently chairs the Digital Pathology Committee. He is a past Board Member of the CAP Foundation and a graduate of the Engaged Leadership Academy.
Dr. Glassy edited, wrote and illustrated several pathology color atlases and developed software programs for pathology reporting, outreach, and practice management. He holds a green belt in Six Sigma. He was recently appointed a trustee of the American Board of Pathology as well as elected to the College of American Pathologists Board of Governors. Dr. Glassy received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, California. He served his pathology residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he also did a fellowship in hematopathology.
About the Digital Pathology Association
The Digital Pathology Association, located in Carmel, IN, was founded in 2009. Its mission is to facilitate education and awareness of digital pathology applications in healthcare and life sciences. Members will be encouraged to share best practices and promote the use of technology among colleagues in order to demonstrate efficiencies, awareness, and its ultimate benefits to patient care. To learn more about the DPA and Pathology Visions, please click here.