Pathologist Earns Digital Pathology Pioneer Award | Loyola Medicine
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Loyola Pathologist Earns Digital Pathology Global Pioneer Award

MAYWOOD, IL –  Loyola Medicine pathologist Dariusz Borys, MD, FCAP, has been named one of the top five Digital Pathology Global Pioneers by PathXL. The peer-nominated award recognizes the hard work of individuals who are true pioneers in the newly developing field of digital pathology.

"I am humbled and honored to be nominated by my esteemed associates in digital pathology and proud to be called a pioneer in this newer field of medicine," said Dr. Borys, an orthopaedic pathologist and director of digital pathology at Loyola. He also serves as an associate professor, department of pathology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Borys (pictured holding the award) was recognized for this achievement in a special presentation ceremony at Loyola.  

In his nomination form, one of his colleagues wrote:

“The enthusiasm and dedication of Dr. Dariusz Borys are driving a functioning and thriving digital pathology laboratory at Loyola since 2013. In the new lab, anatomical pathology slides are scanned to provide high-resolution digital histology images, helping Loyola pathologists to provide images that improve medical care and enhance tumor board presentations, research projects and publications. The new technology also enables the emerging practice of telepathology, with sharing and viewing of histology slides at locations outside the hospital and a streamlined ability to consult experts at external sites.” 

Dr. Borys received his medical degree from the University of Wroclaw, Poland, and completed a residency program in anatomic pathology at County General Hospital in Wroclaw, Poland. He conducted his postdoctoral research at the University of Arizona, Tucson. He completed residency training in both anatomic pathology and clinical pathology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Borys received a Pediatric Pathology Fellowship at New York University (NYU) and an Orthopedic Pathology Fellowship at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. 

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.