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APMG Pathologist Eric Glassy and the "Pathology Informatics Dream Team" Collaborate with FDA to Approve America’s First WSI System for Primary Diagnosis


For decades, the practice of anatomic pathology was thought to be limited to glass slides viewed under a microscope, and digital methods such as whole slide imaging (WSI) were thought to be wholly inferior. Recently, due to efforts by Dr. Glassy, an expert in digital pathology, and other digital pathology experts nationwide with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Philips’ Intellisite Pathology Solution is America’s first and only FDA-cleared WSI system for primary diagnosis. Read the full article from CAP Today here.



APMG Pathologist Thomas Hirose, MD, Invited to Speak at American Red Cross Conference

Dr. Thomas Hirose, APMG Pathologist, was selected to speak at the American Red Cross Regional Conference in Santa Ana on November 10th, 2016. Dr. Hirose’s presentation will cover a variety of concepts and interesting clinical cases in Coagulation.

Dr. Hirose is a regional and national expert for disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis. He serves as Director of Transfusion Medicine at several community hospitals in both los Angeles and Orange Counties, including Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills.

APMG to Provide Pathology Services for Redlands Community Hospital


Starting September 1st, 2016, APMG will extend its pathology services to Redlands Community Hospital in Redlands, California. Dr. Si Nguyen, APMG Pathologist, was chosen to serve as Medical Director during this period.

Redlands Community Hospital is a 229-bed independent facility located between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, with service to this region for over a century. The hospital is staffed by 1400 employees, including 270 board-certified physicians and 300 volunteers; it also participates in 100 health plans. In 2016, the hospital earned the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award and the Healthgrades 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award.

More information about Redlands Community Hospital is available

Preparing for Tomorrow:
APMG at USCAP 2016 in Seattle


This year, The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, otherwise known as USCAP, held its 105th annual meeting in Seattle. Attendees of this meeting had the opportunity to present — and represent — the latest developments in all aspects of pathology. APMG is honored to have USCAP presenters and distinguished experts among its members.

Dr. Galen Cortina lectured at the Gastrointestinal Pathology Society meeting.
Dr. Eric Glassy gave the Nathan Kaufman Timely Topics keynote address.

APMG Pathologist Galen Cortina Lectures at Gastrointestinal Pathology Society


Galen Cortina, MD, APMG pathologist at Hollywood Presbyterian Memorial Medical Center, lectured on Isolated Tumor Cells in GI and Pancreatobiliary Carcinomas at the GI Pathology Society, an USCAP companion society. Dr. Cortina is the immediate past president of GIPS and now chairs its nominating committee.

APMG Pathologist Eric Glassy Gives Nathan Kaufman Timely Topics Keynote Address at USCAP

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APMG Pathologist Eric F. Glassy, MD gives the Nathan Kaufman Timely Topics keynote address at USCAP. The lecture was entitled: Riffs on Future Path: the fall of paper, the rise of smarties, and the quest for selfies.

Dr. Si Nguyen, APMG Pathologist, Awarded by College of American Pathologists


APMG pathologist Dr. Si Nguyen continues to be acclaimed for early recognition and response to health vulnerabilities among Southeast Asians living in the U.S. On multiple occasions, he has led over 70 volunteers in the College of American Pathologists (CAP) See, Test & Treat Program at the Nhân Hòa Comprehensive Health Care Clinic in Garden Grove, California.

Eric Glassy, MD Appointed CAP Board Governor


Dr. Eric Glassy was appointed to the College of American Pathologists Board of Governors. The position opened when Richard Gomez, MD, was elected secretary treasurer. The appointment is for one year. Dr. Glassy plans to formally run for a full term in 2017. Visit his website

APMG Presents at APF 2016 Annual Meeting in New Orleans


The American Pathology Foundation (APF) held its 2016 annual meeting in New Orleans. APMG members, including Dr. Kelli Chase and Stanette Kennebrew, have directed a number of instructional seminars and conferences for this foundation. For over 50 years, APF serves as a professional society devoted to the business and management of pathology, with an extensive history of producing quality educational programs and practice management resources for healthcare professionals.

Eric F. Glassy, MD Appointed Trustee to American Board of Pathology


2016 American Board of Pathology Trustees

Front row: Rebecca Johnson, MD (CEO);
Ritu Nayar, MD; James Stubbs, MD (Vice-President); Gary Procop, MD (President); Susan Fuhrman, MD (Treasurer); Margaret Grimes, MD (Immediate Past-President), Steven Swerdlow, MD

Fack row: Karen Kaul, MD, PhD (Secretary); Jeffrey Goldstein, MD; Patrick Lantz, MD; Michael Jones, MD; Edward Ashwood, MD; Eric Glassy, MD

Visit the ABP website

APMG Awarded Contract for Pathology Services at Four Adventist Hospitals in Northern California


APMG was awarded the contract to provide pathology services to four Adventist Hospitals in Northern California: St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley, Ukiah Valley Medical Center, St. Helena Clear Lake, and Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital. APMG prepared a comprehensive request for proposal and interviewed with administration and medical staff. Pictured above are members of the interview team: (L to R) James Harris, MD, Meredith Peake, MD, APMG President, and APMG Group Administrator Stanette Kennebrew.

Dr. Robin Moore Participates in "Doctors on Call" for Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance


On September 17th, Dr. Moore participated in the Providence event “Doctors on Call”.  A select few physicians and surgeons were invited to participate in this call-in program in partnership with CBS channel 2 and KCAL channel 9.  The phone lines were open for 2 hours for people to call in and ask questions on prostate and breast cancer. You can view a video and photographs from the event here.