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Liron Pantanowitz was appointed to chair Pitt’s Department of Pathology

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Liron Pantanowitz will return to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as chair of the Department of Pathology, effective May 1.

In his new roles at the School of Medicine and UPMC, Pantanowitz will leverage his expertise in genomic, molecular, computational and digital pathology to advance personalized medicine and facilitate future collaborations with industry. Pitt recruited Pantanowitz as an associate professor of pathology in 2010, and he was promoted to full professorship in 2015 before joining the University of Michigan School of Medicine in 2020.

Recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in digital pathology and informatics, Pantanowitz received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Pathology Informatics in 2019 and is currently president of the Digital Pathology Association. His research interests include novel diagnostic entities, cytology lab innovation and contemporary ancillary testing to support personalized medicine.

Pantanowitz succeeds George Michalopoulos, who is stepping down after 31 years in the chair role. Michalopoulos will stay on at Pitt to continue his research and teaching activities.