Remembering Dr. Ronald Weinstein, pioneer of telepathology

Dr. Ronald Weinstein's early vision of telepathology's possibilities have become an integral part of today's healthcare system, The New York Times reported Jan. 5.

Dr. Weinstein died of heart failure Dec. 3 in Tucson, Ariz.; he was 83. 

Here three of his key accomplishments:

  • In 1986, Dr. Weinstein was a chairman of the pathology department at Chicago-based Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center when he led a team to diagnose a breast-cancer patient by manipulating a microscope that was halfway across the country.

  • In 1990, Dr. Weinstein furthered his career in telemedicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, where he founded the Arizona telemedicine program; he directed the program for 25 years.

  • Dr. Weinstein is credited with coining the term "telepathology," The New York Times reported.


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