Digital Pathology Association Welcomes Distinguished New Board Member

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The Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a non-profit organization that promotes education and awareness of digital pathology applications, is welcoming Lewis Hassell, M.D., a distinguished educational leader in the field of pathology, to the Board of Directors.

Lewis Hassell, M.D.

There is a whole spectrum of users which is refreshing. It’s more than just swapping business cards, it’s an intellectual exchange.

The Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a non-profit organization that promotes education and awareness of digital pathology applications, is welcoming Lewis Hassell, M.D., a distinguished educational leader in the field of pathology, to the Board of Directors. Dr. Hassell will join an already decorated roster of individuals on the DPA’s board of directors that includes many experts in the digital pathology industry.

“We are honored and excited to have Dr. Hassell joining our board of directors. His involvement in the clinical and research aspect of digital pathology will bring a diversity of knowledge and skills to the board,” said Michael F. Ward, CEA, Executive Director of the DPA.

Dr. Hassell is a board certified Cytopathology and Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist. He currently acts as the director of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Oklahoma, as well as the associate professor of Pathology and professor of excellence in Anatomic Pathology. His program served eighteen hospitals and a variety of other labs. Having a platform outside of the university to present and publish his findings in his areas of expertise is one of the reasons Dr. Hassell was initially drawn to the DPA.

“The networking, educational aspect, and thought stimulation is the biggest benefit. It is a great venue for bouncing ideas around and conversing with people who are having the same problems as you,” said Dr. Hassell. “There is a whole spectrum of users which is refreshing. It’s more than just swapping business cards, it’s an intellectual exchange.”

Prior to his work at the University of Oklahoma and his involvement with the DPA, Dr. Hassell was a resident in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, holding the position of Chief Resident in 1984. After that he participated in a visiting fellowship in nuclear medicine at the University of California, then went on to work in private practices in San Francisco and Maine. He earned his initial B.S. from Brigham Young University in 1978 and graduated summa cum laude.

About the Digital Pathology Association
The Digital Pathology Association, located in Indianapolis, 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.

Please stay involved with the Digital Pathology Association by joining the discussion on Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter. To join the DPA or to learn more about the DPA and its members and membership opportunities, please visit our website.

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