Published August 8, 2014
John E. Tomaszewski, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, will be honored with a Mastership Designation from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), placing him among the group’s most exceptional members.
The distinction recognizes those who have made significant contributions to both the organization and the field of pathology and laboratory medicine.
With more than 100,000 members, the society is the world’s largest professional membership organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals.
Tomaszewski previously served as president of ASCP, among numerous leadership roles.
Tomaszewski is internationally recognized for his research on genitourinary malignancies and immunopathology, with an emphasis on renal transplantation and advanced tissue image analysis.
His work has favorably affected the treatment of patients with bladder and prostate cancers and kidney transplants.
He and his team are currently involved in innovative, translational image science, applying quantitative image analysis, computer vision and machine learning to diagnostic problems in prostate and other cancers. Tomaszewski holds five patents in novel systems and methods for detecting cancer.
“Our vision is to create a new analytic paradigm fusing the data from the quantitative analysis of high-resolution images with multidimensional molecular data,” he says.
“This ‘fused diagnostics’ approach will support personalized predictive modeling of disease and its response to therapy. Our group is working to develop platforms that will support this new way of addressing complex, multivariable testing.”
Tomaszewsk’s research has been funded with multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
He has published numerous books, chapters, editorials and more than 290 peer-reviewed manuscripts.
He also has served on NIH peer-review study sections and editorial boards of leading medical and scientific journals in his field.
Tomaszewski will receive the ASCP honor Oct. 8 in Tampa, Fla.