Ohio State Appoints Faculty to Pathology Leadership Positions

September 11, 2015
Anil Parwani MD

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University has recruited two prominent pathologists to serve in leadership roles for specialized pathology services offered across The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Dan Jones, MD, PhD, will serve as vice chair and director of molecular pathology in The Ohio State University College of Medicine Department of Pathology, effective July 15, 2015. Jones will also serve as director of molecular pathology for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).

Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA, has been appointed vice chair and director of anatomic pathology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine Department of Pathology, effective July 1, 2015. In addition, Parwani will serve as the director of a new shared resource/core facility focused on digital pathology imaging and pathology informatics.

About Dan Jones, MD, PhD

Jones brings more than 15 years combined experience in academic medicine and industry, most recently serving as medical director of cancer diagnostics devices at Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, where his group was responsible for the development of more than 100 oncology, genomics and pathology assays for the country’s largest reference laboratory. Previously, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, he was a tenured professor overseeing a research laboratory and the clinical molecular diagnostics team that served 13 cancer care centers. In this role, he also designed molecular monitoring protocols for clinical trials.

An accomplished physician-scientist and experienced administrator, Jones has authored more than 250 scientific manuscripts and book chapters, emphasizing advanced diagnostics and the molecular basis of leukemia and lymphoma as well as molecular modeling of outcome and response to standard therapies in colon cancer, melanoma and other solid tumors. In addition, he has worked to develop new models for categorizing and reporting cancer mutations through advanced sequencing technologies.

Jones completed anatomic pathology residency training and hematopathology fellowship training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and did postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical and doctoral degrees from Case Western Reserve University.

About Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA

Parwani joins Ohio State from the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as a professor of pathology and biomedical informatics and director of the division of pathology informatics.

In his new role as vice chair and director of anatomic pathology, Parwani will focus on automation and standardization of anatomical pathology operations including implementation of bar coding and tracking solutions within the laboratory information system. He brings extensive experience in the area of anatomical pathology informatics including the use of whole slide imaging, quality assurance tools, image analysis lab automation systems, bio-banking informatics and clinical/research data integration systems.

Within the OSUCCC – James, Parwani will direct the digital pathology service that will enable the expansion of precision cancer diagnostics and treatment to outlying cities, states and abroad.

During his 11-year career, Parwani has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and several books and book chapters focused on the digital pathology, pathology informatics, diagnostic and prognostic markers in genitourinary pathology and molecular classification of kidney cancer. He received his graduate degree from The Ohio State University, medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed residency/fellowship training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital before starting as an assistant professor of pathology and biomedical informatics at the University of Pittsburgh.

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