Ronald S. Weinstein, M.D., FCAP, FATA

Professor of Pathology, UA College of Medicine; (UA Chair of Pathology, 1990-2007)
Professor of Public Policy, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University

Office Address: 

1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Room 1156
PO Box 245105
Tucson, Arizona 85724-5105

Office Phone Number: 
(520) 626-2971
Fax: 
(520) 626-4774
Training: 

1956-1960 Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.) B.S. degree (1960)
1959            U.S. Congressional Intern, U.S. House of Representatives,
                      Washington, D.C. (summer)
1960-1962  Head Chemist, Department of Research Services, Woods Hole Marine                                     
                      Biology Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts (summers)                
1960-1962  Albany Medical College (Pre-clinical training) 
1962-1963  Massachusetts General Hospital (Post-Sophomore Fellow)
1963-1965  Massachusetts General Hospital (Special Research Fellow)
1963-1965  Tufts University School of Medicine, M.D. degree (1965)                       
1965-1970  Massachusetts General Hospital, Intern and Resident, Pathology
1965-1969  Massachusetts General Hospital, Clinical and Research Fellow
1965-1970  Harvard Medical School, Teaching Fellow
1970-1972  U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (coursework in computer
                      programming and computer system design)

Expertise: 

Cell biology, supra-molecular structure, quantitative microscopy, urological pathology, flow cytometry, telepathology, telemedicine, pathology informatics, medical education, entrepreneurship, management, leadership 

Research Interests: 

Research interests have centered on: cell-to-cell interactions in cancer; structure and function of intercellular junctions; urinary bladder carcinogenesis; urogenital pathology; digital pathology and telepathology; pathology informatics; medical education; public health; health care policy.  

Professional Service: 

Selected Appointed and Elected Positions:

1966-1970   Director, Mixter Laboratory for Electron Microscopy, Massachusetts
                       General Hospital (dual roles: laboratory director and pathology resident)
1970-1972   Major, U.S. Air Force Medical Corps
1970-1972   Vice Chair of Pathology, Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories,
                       Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio      
1974-1975   Member, Executive Committee, Tufts Cancer Center, Boston Massachusetts
1975-1990   Harriet Blare Borland Professor and Chair, Department of
                       Pathology, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois  


Selected Appointed and Elected Positions:

1966-1970  Director, Mixter Laboratory for Electron Microscopy, Massachusetts
                      General Hospital (dual roles: laboratory director and pathology resident)
1970-1972  Major, U.S. Air Force Medical Corps
1970-1972  Vice Chair of Pathology, Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio      
1974-1975  Member, Executive Committee, tufts Cancer Center
1975-1990  Harriet Blare Borland Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois  
1975-1990  Chief of Pathology, Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
1978-1990  Director, Sir William Osler Summer Fellowship Programs
1982-1990  Director, Central Pathology Laboratory, National Bladder Cancer Program
1982-1984  Chairman, Graduate Education Committee, Association of Pathology Chairs
1984-1988  Director, National Cancer Institute’s Flow Cytometry Network
1984             Co-Director, Long Course: New Concepts of Neoplasia, International Academy of Pathology  
1987-1989  Chairman, Clinical Resources committee, Bladder Cancer Working Group, National Cancer Institute
1988-1989  International Councilor, International Academy of Pathology
1989-1990  Co-Director, Long Course: Uropathology, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
1990-1991  Secretary-Treasurer, Association of Pathology Chairs
1990-2007  Professor and Chair of Pathology, University of Arizona College of Medicine
1990-2007  Chief of Pathology, University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona    
1994-2007  Director, Post-Sophomore Training Program
1996-            Director, Arizona Telemedicine Program
1997-2002  Director, Medical Technology Program, University of Arizona
1998-2000  Vice President, Association of Pathology Chairs
2000-2001  Vice President, Association for Pathology Informatics
2002-2006  Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
2002-2009  Chairman, International Advisory committee, Panama National Telemedicine Program
2003-            Director, Institute for Advanced Telemedicine and Telehealth (T-Health Institute, Phoenix, Arizona)
2004-2005   Director, Four Corners Telehealth Consortium
2004-2006   Member, Governor’s Council on Health, Physical Fitness and Sports
2005-2007   Member, Total Cancer Care Advisory Committee, External Advisory Board, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL.
2006-            Member, Program Committee, Arizona Digital Government Summit
2006-2008   Member, Telehealth Advisory board, Center for IT Leadership, Partner Healthcare/Harvard
2007-            Member, Board of Director, Arizona Health-e Connection
2010-            Consultant, Macy Foundation Planning Grant, “A New Integrated Approach to Primary Care Education

Professional Organization Presidencies

1981-1982   President, Chicago Pathology Society
1988-1989   President, United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology
1995-1997   President, International Society for Urological Pathology
1998-1999   President, International Council of Societies of Pathology
2003-2004   President, American Telemedicine Association
2010              President-Emeritus, American Telemedicine Association
2011-             President, Association for Pathology Informatics


Editorial Positions

1980-1986   Editorial Board, Journal of Ultrastructure Research
1981-            Editorial Board, Human Pathology
1984-2008   Editorial Board, Laboratory Investigation
1986-1991   Editorial Board, Surgical Pathology
1989-2002   Editorial Board, Journal of Pathology
1990-2000   Editorial Board, Journal of Urogenital Pathology
1992-1996   Editor-in-Chief, Advances in Pathology and Lab Medicine
1997-2005   Associate Editor, Human Pathology
1999-            Editorial Board, Telemedicine Journal and e-Health
2010-            Editorial Board, Journal of Pathology Informatics 

Selected Publications

Johnson JP, Krupinski EA, Yan M, Roehrig H, Graham AR, Weinstein RS. Using a visual discrimination model for the detection of compression artifacts in virtual pathology images. IEEE Trans Med Imaging 2011 Feb;30(2):306-14

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Weinstein RS, McNeely RA, Holcomb MJ, Doppalapaudi L, Sotelo MJ, Lopez AM, Erps K, Martinc CJ, Krupinski EA, Graham AR, Barker GP. Technologies for interprofessional education: The interprofessional education-distributed “e-classroom of the future”. J Allied Health 2010;39(3-2):238-245
 
Lopez AM, Graham AR, Barker GP, Richter LC, Krupinski EA, Lian F, Grasso LL, Miller A, Kreykes LN, Henderson JT, Bhattacharyya AK, Weinstein RS. Virtual slide telepathology enables an innovative telehealth rapid breast care clinic. Human Pathol 2009 Aug;40(8):1082-91
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Graham AR, Bhattacharyya AK, Scott KM, Lian F, Grasso LL, Richter LC, Henderson JT, Carpenter JB, Lopez AM, Barker GP, Weinstein RS. Virtual slide telepathology for an academic teaching hospital surgical pathology quality assurance program. Hum Pathol 2009 Aug;40(8):1129-36
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Bashshur RL, Shannon GW, Krupinski EA, Grigsby J, Kvedar JC, Weinstein RS, Sanders JH, Rheuban KS, et al. National telemedicine initiatives: essential to healthcare reform. Telemedicine J E Health 2009 Jul-Aug;15(6):600-10
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Weinstein RS, Lopez AM, Barker GP, Krupinski EA, Beinar SJ, Major J, Skinner T, Holcomb MJ, McNeely RA. Arizona Telemedicine Program Interprofessional Learning Center: facility design and curriculum development. J. Interprof Care 2007 Oct;21 Suppl 2:51-63
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Weinstein RS, Lopez AM, Barker GP, Krupinski EA, Descour MR, Scott KM, Richter LC, Beinar SJ, Holcomb MJ, Bartels PH, McNeely RA, Bhattacharyya AK. The innovation bundling of teleradiology, telepathology and teleoncology services. IBM Systems Journal 2007;46(1):69-84
 
Krupinski EA, Tillack AA, Richter L, Henderson JT, Bhattacharyya AK, Scott KM, Graham AR, Descour MR, Davis JR, Weinstein RS. Eye-movement study and human performance using telepathlogy virtual slides: implications for medical education and differences with experience. Hum Pathol 2006 Dec;37(12):1543-56
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Kayser K, Molnar B, Weinstein RS. “Digital Pathology Virtual Slide Technology in Tissue-based Diagnosis, Research and Education.”  VSV Interdisciplinary Medical Publishing: Berlin, Germany. 2006, pp1-193
 
Kayser K, Szymas J, Weinstein RS. “Telepathology and Telemedicine: Communication, Electronic Education and Publication in e-Health.”  VSV Interdisciplinary Medical Publishing: Berlin, Germany. 2005, pp1-257