DPA Foundation

The Digital Pathology Association Foundation (DPAF), a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2016 to raise philanthropic support to help realize the promise of digital pathology. The DPAF's mission to support digital pathology research leading to the best possible outcome for every cancer patient worldwide, is realized through the support of individuals and institutions whose philanthropic mission aligns with ours. 


The Foundation is seeking institutional and individual donations. Any amount will assist the DPAF in achieving its mission and is greatly appreciated. To learn more about the Foundation including opportunities to get involved, please contact: foundation@digitalpathologyassociation.org.


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The Foundation’s current focus is investing in research to demonstrate the impact of digital pathology for both patients and providers. Alongside the DPA’s advocacy and coordination of industry efforts, the Foundation’s work will help pave the way for broad public and private investment in the digital transformation of pathology in America and around the world.


The Foundation underpins the DPA by providing funding and the mechanism for conducting essential projects, including the “Outcomes Study” which will document the impacts of digital pathology for patients and providers across a wide range of practice settings and communities. The methodology will be synthesizing existing studies which have already been published, and institutional data that has been made public and conducting new analysis of institutional data that has not been broadly shared before.


With the data collected, the study will assess the impacts, experiences, and challenges associated with implementing digital pathology, with a focus in two key areas:


  • Patient Outcomes: diagnosis speed and accuracy, personalized medicine, treatment outcomes
  • Provider Outcomes: efficiency and productivity of Pathology, process improvement in physician and institutional collaboration

The projects ultimate goal is to bring the benefits of Digital Pathology to every possible community and individual, its timeline is estimated to be over a period of 2-3 years.


If you have information or suggested resources you'd like to share (i.e. data or where to locate data for outcomes study), please let us know by completing the form below. A member of the DPAF staff will be in touch. 

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On behalf of the DPA Foundation Board of Directors, thank you for your consideration. 

Michael Rivers, Roche (President)

John Wellbank, Epredia (Immediate Past President)

Lewis Hassell, MD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Treasurer)

Keith Wharton, MD, PhD, FCAP, Roche (Secretary)

Esther Abels, Visiopharm (DPA Immediate Past President)

Chhavi Chauhan, PhD, ELS, American Society for Investigative Pathology

Chris Garcia, MD, Mayo Clinic 

Michael Isaacs, Washington University School of Medicine

Jennifer Samboy, Philips

Michael Valante, Dell Technologies