Welcome to The Digital Pathology Blog. This blog was started in 2007 to educate and inform the pathology and laboratory community about digital pathology. Since its inception, we strive to provide relevant news items, product information and commentary on issues of relevance to healthcare and the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine with an emphasis on technology, advances in digital pathology and research and development while keeping an ear to the ground for topics that fall “outside of the box”.
Dr. Kaplan is a native of Chicago and a graduate of Michigan State University. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and completed residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. While at Walter Reed, Dr. Kaplan was named Resident of the Year, and in conjunction with the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Dr. Kaplan founded and directed the Army Telepathology Program. This Program connected 25 hospitals internationally for consultation via telepathology. Dr. Kaplan also served as the Medical Director and Consulting Pathologist of Laboratory Services at Keller Army Hospital in West Point, New York.
Dr. Kaplan is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. His subspecialty interests include gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology, cytopathology and pathology informatics as well as research interests in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary pathology, hyperspectral imaging, image analysis and the use of Web 2.0 tools in pathology. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, editorials and scientific abstracts and frequently lectures at both national and international meetings on topics related to pathology informatics.
Dr. Kaplan currently serves as a member of the College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathology and the American Society of Cytopathology as well as the American Pathology Foundation. He is also an executive board member of the American Pathology Foundation. Dr. Kaplan has previously served as a member of the College of American Pathologists Informatics Committee, Standards Committee, and Instrumentation Resource Committee and as co-chair of the American Telemedicine Association Telepathology Special Interest Group and as a board member for the Digital Pathology Association.
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