Liron Pantanowitz, MD
Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics

Dr. Pantanowitz is the Director of Cytopathology at UPMC Shadyside. He is also the Director of the Pathology Informatics Fellowship Program and Associate Director of the Pathology Informatics Division.

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
  • Infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS

Selected Publications

View Dr. Pantanowitz's publications on PubMed

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • 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.
  • Singhal RL, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. Cytopathology of myeloid sarcoma: A study of 16 cases. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2015; 4:98-103.
  • 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, COL Smith D, Tuthill MJ, Weinstein RS, Wilbur DC, Krupinski EA, Bernard J. American Telemedicine Association clinical guidelines for telepathology. Journal of Pathology Informatics 2014; 5:39.
  • Jiang XS, Pantanowitz L, Bui MM, Esther R, Budwit D, Dodd LG. Clear cell chondrosarcoma: cytologic findings in six cases. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 20144; 42:784-791.
  • 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.
  • Ho J, Ahlers SM, Stratman C, Aridor O, Pantanowitz L, Fine JL, Kuzmishin JA, Montalto MC, Parwani AV. Can digital pathology result in cost savings? A financial projection for digital pathology implementation at a large integrated health care organization. Journal of Pathology Informatics 2014; 5;33.
  • Rohde GK, Ozolek JA, Parwani AV, Pantanowitz L. CMU Bioimaging Day 2014: Challenges and opportunities in digital pathology. Journal of Pathology Informatics 2014; 5;32.
  • 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.