Regulatory & Standards Task Force



The mission of the Digital Pathology Association Regulatory and Standards Task Force is to advance digital pathology by bringing clarity to the regulatory pathway for digital pathology including its evolution and creating awareness thereof, and working towards the development and adoption of standards as well as promoting interoperability in digital pathology for clinical use.


Participation in this Task Force is open to Benefactor member representatives only.

DPA’s comments on Federal RN for having certain medical devices exempt (click to read the full comment letter)


Making Permanent Regulatory Flexibilities Provided During the COVID–19 Public Health Emergency by Exempting Certain Medical Devices From Premarket Notification Requirements | Click HERE to access the federal register 

Task Force Members


Co-Chairs: Markus Herrmann + Heather Jalisi


  • Esther Abels, MSc, SolarisRTC LLC
  • Nick Anderson, PathAI
  • Pascal Bamford, Akoya Biosciences
  • Scott Blakely, Hamamatsu Corporation
  • Nathan Buchbinder, Proscia Inc.
  • Marilyn Bui, MD, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Laura Chang, MD, Artera
  • Chhavi Chauhan, MS, PhD, ELS, American Society for Investigative Pathology
  • Stephanie Cheng, PathAI
  • Cheng Cui, AstraZeneca
  • Mirelva Drost, Philips
  • Bryce Dzialo, Hologic, Inc.
  • Eric Glassy, MD, Affiliated Pathologists Medical Group, Inc.
  • John Groth, MD, NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Emre Gulturk, Paige
  • Markus Herrmann, MD, PhD, Roche
  • Mufaddal Jafferji, Paige
  • Heather Jalisi, Leica Biosystems
  • Staci Kearney, PhD, RAC, Elevation Strategic Development, LLC
  • Liselotte Kornmann, PhD, Philips
  • Yael Liebes Peer, Ibex Medical Analytics
  • Pei-Chen Lin, aetherAI
  • Tamatha Melton, Leica Biosystems
  • Handy Oen, MBA, CT, MB (ASCP), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Michael Quick, Hologic, Inc.
  • Kim Rendon, Proscia Inc.
  • Sunil Singhal, MEE, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Thomas Westerling-Bui, PhD, Aiforia
  • David Witt, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Joe Yeh, MD, aetherAI