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Alain Borczuk, M.D., Named Editor of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has appointed Alain C. Borczuk, MD, FCAP, chief of thoracic pathology and professor of pathology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, to serve as editor-in-chief of CAP’s peer-reviewed publication, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

As former vice chairman of anatomic pathology and current chief of thoracic pathology at Weill Cornell, Dr. Borczuk has served as a full-time surgical pathologist and pulmonary pathologist supporting multidisciplinary clinical programs in neoplastic and non-neoplastic lung diseases, and he has won awards for teaching medical students and residents. A strong advocate for quality assurance and compliance, Dr. Borczuk has served on CAP laboratory inspection teams and participated on a CAP advisory panel to assess molecular testing guidelines in lung carcinoma.

Dr. Borczuk is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College and previously served as vice-chairman and professor of clinical pathology at Columbia University. In 2019, he was awarded a National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute Moonshot Grant for his research on intercepting progression from pre-invasive to invasive lung adenocarcinoma.

“Dr. Borczuk follows previous Archives editors with extensive experience and achievements in clinical practice and research. I believe he will continue the journal’s record of innovation,” said CAP President Patrick Godbey, MD, FCAP and the Archives search committee chair. “We welcome Dr. Borczuk and look forward to his contributions and leadership to further enhance the scientific reputation of the Archives of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.”

“Pathology faces major challenges in this period of great innovation in molecular pathology, artificial intelligence, increasing compliance needs, greater sub-specialization and emergence of new education routes via social media,” said Dr. Borczuk. “I am honored to become editor-in-chief and believe the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will play a key role in meeting these challenges and remain at the forefront of national and international prominence in supporting the education and dissemination of key information to practicing pathologists.”

The Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, the monthly international peer-reviewed journal of the College of American Pathologists, is the most highly read journal/periodical title among US practicing pathologists.

About the College of American Pathologists (CAP)

As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists with almost 18,000 members and as the leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the CAP serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. Ninety-eight percent of the top 1,000 laboratories in the U.S. are CAP accredited. Pathologists oversee and provide laboratory testing and diagnose viruses, chronic diseases, cancers, and other health conditions. For more information, visit yourpathologist.org to watch pathologists at work and see the stories of the patients who trust them with their care. Visit www.cap.org.

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College of American Pathologists

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Proscia Appoints Dr. Monica Santamaria-Fries as Digital Transformation Officer to Guide Laboratories Amid Surge in Digital Pathology Adoption

Former Chief of Pathology at Kaiser Permanente brings 30+ years of pathology and laboratory management experience to company’s executive team

Proscia®, a leading provider of digital and computational pathology solutions, has named pathology and laboratory management veteran Dr. Monica Santamaria-Fries to its executive team. In her role as Digital Transformation Officer, Dr. Santamaria-Fries will draw on her experience to guide diagnostic laboratories in the transition to digital pathology amid a rising demand for adoption.

Dr. Santamaria-Fries joins Proscia following a 30+ year career with The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG), which serves more than 4.5 million patients in Northern California. She was the Chief of Pathology at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Santa Clara, CA, where she supervised clinical and business operations for over 15 years. In addition to working as a practicing pathologist, Dr. Santamaria-Fries held appointments as Clinical Laboratory Director and, most recently, as Assistant Chair for the Regional TPMG Pathology Department, guiding strategy and operations for a group of over 125 pathologists geographically distributed across 20 facilities in Northern California.

At Proscia, Dr. Santamaria-Fries will act as the change agent for diagnostic laboratories making the transformation to digital pathology, ensuring that they are prepared to rapidly capitalize on its growing potential with an approach that evolves with their needs. She will play a critical role in all stages of the digital journey, from strategy and requirements definition through implementation. In addition, Dr. Santamaria-Fries will work closely with Proscia’s commercial, regulatory, scientific, and technology teams to shape the company’s product roadmap and communicate clinical evidence.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Santamaria-Fries to our leadership team,” said David West, Proscia’s CEO. “Her extensive pathology and laboratory management expertise combined with a deep appreciation of digital and computational pathology will help Proscia to continue its strong growth in the clinical market and enable us to meet the expectations of our customers as we drive further adoption.”

Adoption of digital pathology among hospital networks and diagnostics laboratories is undergoing rapid growth, especially in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The current standard of care for diagnosing cancer centers around pathologists and microscopes in physical laboratory spaces. Catalyzed by the global health emergency, healthcare is seeing the adoption of new technologies as telemedicine and digital approaches become the new norm. Digital pathology, which captures high resolution images of specimen, enables remote case review as well as the application of AI to help overcome the manual and subjective nature of traditional pathology.

“As a passionate pathologist and laboratorian, I am excited to help Proscia transform diagnostic medicine,” said Dr. Monica Santamaria-Fries. “Digital pathology adoption has never been more critical than it is today. I look forward to playing a key role in pushing the industry forward to increasingly drive impactful clinical and operational benefits for leading laboratories around the world.”

The addition of Dr. Santamaria-Fries is Proscia’s latest announcement in its continued quest to accelerate digital pathology adoption in clinical practice. In April, the company announced that its