Congratulations to our new 2023 API Council members!


Ronald Jackups, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology and Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, where he serves as Chief Medical Information Officer for Laboratories at BJC Healthcare. He currently serves as co-chair of the API Training & Education Committee. His clinical and research interests include decision analysis and clinical decision support for laboratory test and blood product utilization.

As co-chair of the Training & Education Committee, I’ve witnessed the enthusiasm of pathology trainees for informatics and the potential for API to feed that interest. As president, I would like to focus on growing API to meet current challenges in pathology informatics, including education, research, the integration of informatics and artificial intelligence into clinical practice, and navigating the regulatory environment. I’m excited about the future of pathology informatics practice and the role of API in leading the way.

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Lisa-Jean Clifford, COO & Chief Strategy Officer:  For more than 2 decades, Lisa-Jean Clifford has been a noteworthy leader in the high-tech healthcare solutions space. Lisa-Jean’s passion for making a positive impact on the lives of patients through technology can be traced back to her tenure at McKesson and IDX, now GE Healthcare, where she served in vital business development and marketing roles.

Now, publicly recognized as an industry expert, she actively participates in numerous boards including the Association of Pathology Informatics and MLO’s Editorial Advisory Board. She is widely published in many top laboratory publications and noteworthy news sources, such as Forbes, CAPToday, Medical Laboratory Observer, and Health Data Management. Also, she is a highly sought-after speaker and focuses on delivering valuable content in critical areas such as lab automation including software and interoperability, digital pathology, AI in pathology, lab informatics, oncology, and women’s health.

Lisa-Jean’s success can be attributed to her perseverance, integrity, her high-regard for ethics, and her desire to continue to learn, grow, and move technology solutions in a forward direction for healthcare. Her collaboration with industry partners, customers, colleagues, and competitors combined with her commitment to exceptional customer relationships is what distinguishes her drive to foster a win-win for the healthcare industry as a whole.

Recently, Lisa-Jean has expanded her personal horse farm to include the rescue of farm and domestic animals and someday hopes to add at-risk children. All with the goal of giving those who are most at risk an opportunity to foster a sense of safety, worth and contribution-truly making a meaningful difference in people’s lives professionally and personally.
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Program Committee Chair-Elect

Amrom Obstfeld, MD, PhD serves as Associate Chair for Pathology Informatics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Amrom completed his M.D. and PhD at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons which was followed by Clinical Pathology residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  He is board-certified in Clinical Pathology and Clinical Informatics and currently serves as co-chair of the API Training & Education Committee. His clinical and research interests include the development of computational pathology and analytic tools in the laboratory while academically he designs and implements informatics educational experiences for trainees and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. 

“As Chair Elect of the Program Committee I will ensure that the scientific and educational programs offered by the society remain the vanguard and the consummate source for informatics content within pathology and beyond. Furthermore, as informatics touches every aspect of pathology and laboratory medicine practice,  I will extend the reach of the vital informatics programming offered by API by engaging with other organizations that share common goals.”
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Technical Standards Committee Co-Chair

Victor Brodsky, MD is the Associate Professor and Associate Medical Director of Information Systems in the department of Pathology and Immunology of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Previously, Dr. Brodsky has served as the Medical Director of Information Systems at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Prior to that, Dr. Brodsky worked as the Medical Director of Informatics and Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, as well as the Assistant Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Before that, Dr. Brodsky was the first pathology informatics fellow in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after completing his Anatomic Pathology residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City following his graduation from the combined seven-year BA/MD program at Boston University in 2005.

Dr. Brodsky has served as the co-chair of the Education Committee of the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) and was the co-Chair of Health Level 7 (HL7) Anatomic Pathology Working Group while acting as a liaison to HL7 from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for over 7 years. He has been involved in the creation of the upcoming AUTO14 laboratory barcoding standard by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and has also served on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Laboratory Reporting Workgroup, advising the US government's Meaningful Use program.

Dr. Brodsky is among the authors of the Pathology Informatics Essentials for Residents (PIER) curriculum ( and is the architect of the open source "Order" laboratory management web platform (, which includes the pathology resident call log book, translational research management application, dashboards, and other software systems.
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Training and Education Co-Chair

Michelle Stoffel, MD, PhD, practices laboratory medicine and pathology informatics full-time as the Associate CMIO for Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Informatics at the University of Minnesota/M Health Fairview in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has previously served on the API Membership Committee and PI Summit Topic Selection Committee, and has served with the College of American Pathologists as a junior member of the Center Committee and as a Foundation Informatics Travel Award reviewer. Her specialty interests are bridging communications between the lab, clinicians, and patients; and engaging pathology-trained learners of any role in informatics projects and education.

"Every laboratorian and pathologist needs informatics knowledge and tools to thrive in practice today. I believe that informatics education should be accessible and mentorship available at every level of interest and engagement, and across all roles in laboratory practice. API plays a critical role in bringing laboratory medicine and pathology informatics learners together with high-quality educational experiences and resources, and I would be honored to serve as a Training and Education Co-Chair to continue to develop the educational benefits that API offers."
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