Liron Pantanowitz, MD
Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics

Dr. Pantanowitz is the Vice Chairman for Pathology Informatics. He is also the Director of Cytopathology at UPMC Shadyside and the Director of the Pathology Informatics Fellowship Program.

Office Location:
UPMC Shadyside Hospital
Suite 201
5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-623-3746
Fax: 412-623-4779

Research Interests

  • Non-Gynecological Cytopathology
  • Pathology informatics including digital imaging
  • Artificial Intelligence and machine learning

Selected Publications

View Dr. Pantanowitz's publications on PubMed

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Roy S, Pfeifer J, LaFramboise WA, Pantanowitz L. Molecular digital pathology: progress and potential of exchanging molecular data. Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics. 2016; 29:1-7.
  • Pradhan D, Monaco SE, Parwani AV, Ahmed I, Duboy J, Pantanowitz L. Evaluation of panoramic digital images using Panoptiq for frozen section diagnosis. Journal of Pathology Informatics. 2016; 7:26.
  • Farahani N, Post R, Duboy J, Ahmed I, Kolowitz BJ, Krinchai T, Monaco SE, Fine JL, Hartman DJ, Pantanowitz L. Exploring virtual reality technology and the Oculus Rift for examining digital pathology slides. Journal of Pathology Informatics. 2016; 7:22.
  • Guo H, Birsa J, Farahani N, Hartman DJ, Piccoli A, O'Leary M, McHugh J, Nyman M, Stratman C, Kvarnstrom V, Yousem S, Pantanowitz L. Digital pathology and anatomic pathology laboratory information system integration to support digital pathology sign-out. Journal of Pathology Informatics. 2016; 7:23.
  • Dwyer J, Pantanowitz L, Ohori NP, Pai RK, Vrbin C, Brand RE, Monaco SE. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided FNA and ProCore biopsy in sampling pancreatic and intra-abdominal masses. Cancer Cytopathol. 2016; 124:110-121.
  • Rhoads DD, Novak SM, Pantanowitz L. A review of the current state of digital plate reading of cultures in clinical microbiology. J Pathol Inform 2015, 6:23.
  • Farahani N, Pantanowitz L. Overview of telepathology. Surgical Pathology Clinics 2015; 8:223-231.
  • Hanna MG, Pantanowitz L. Bar coding and tracking in pathology. Surgical Pathology Clinics 2015; 8:123-135
  • Pantanowitz L, McHugh J, Cable W, Zhao C, Parwani AV. Imaging file management to support international telepathology. Journal of Pathology Informatics. 2015; 6:17.
  • ElGabry EA, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. Frequency and characterization of celiac ganglia diagnosed on fine needle aspiration. Cytojournal. 2015. 12:4.
  • Schneider F, Smith MA, Lane MC, Pantanowitz L, Dacic S, Ohori NP. Adequacy of core needle biopsy specimens and fine-needle aspirates for molecular testing of lung adenocarcinomas. American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2015; 143:193-200.
  • Pantanowitz L. Emerging infections and the cytology laboratory. Cancer Cytopathology. 2015; 123:205-206.
  • Elgarby E, Parwani AV, Pantanowitz L. Whole slide imaging: widening the scope of cytopathology. Diagnostic Histopathology 2014; 20:456-461.
  • Pantanowitz L, Dickinson K, Evans AJ, Hassell LA, Henricks WH, Lennerz JK, Lowe A, Parwani AV, Riben M, Smith CD, Tuthill JM, Weinstein RS, Wilbur DC, Krupinski EA, Bernard J. ATA Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology. Telemed J E Health. 2014; 20:1049-1056.
  • Roy S, Pantanowitz L, Amin M, Seethala R, Ishtiaque A, Yousem SA, Parwani AV, Cucoranu I, Hartman DJ. Smartphone adapters for digital photomicrography. Journal of Pathology Informatics 2014; 5:24.
  • Yeh F, Parwani AV, Pantanowitz L, Ho C. Automated grading of renal cell carcinoma using whole slide imaging. Journal of Pathology Informatics. 2014; 5:23.
  • Rhoads DD, Sintchenko V, Rauch CA, Pantanowitz L. Clinical microbiology informatics. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 2014; 27:1025-1047.
  • Trejo Bittar H, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. Surfactant protein A (SPA) compared to thyroid transcription factor (TTF)-1 in identifying metastatic tumors of lung origin in cytopathology. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2014; 3:261-268.
  • Cucoranu I, Parwani AV, Vepa S, Weinstein R, Pantanowitz L. Digital Pathology: A systemic evaluation of the patent landscape. Journal of Pathology Informatics. 2014, 5:16.


  • Zhao C, Pantanowitz L, Yang M. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytopathology (textbook in Chinese). Beijing Science and Technology Press. 2014.
  • Monaco SE, Khalbuss WE, Pantanowitz L. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA): A practical approach. Karger, Basel. 2014.
  • Pantanowitz L, Parwani AV. Practical Informatics for Cytopathology. Springer. 2014.