Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, FCAP, FATA

Ron Weinstein
Arizona Telemedicine Program

Dr. Weinstein is the founding director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program. He received his medical degree from Tufts Medical School, in Boston, and is a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) -trained pathologist. Dr. Weinstein is regarded as pioneer in both telemedicine and telepathology, a branch of telemedicine. While an MGH resident, he participated in rendering diagnoses on some of the first telemedicine cases of the MGH-Logan International Airport telemedicine program, in the spring of 1968. Decades later, he turned his attention to telepathology in response to challenges in his work as a pathologist for National Cancer Institute funded clinical trials. In 1986, he introduced the term “telepathology” into the English language. He invented, patented, and commercialized robotic telepathology and is often referred to as the “father of telepathology.” He has served as president of six professional organizations including the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). Dr. Weinstein has received many awards and honors. In addition to being President Emeritus of the ATA, he has received: the Distinguished Service Award of the Arizona Medical Association; the Distinguished Service Award of the Association of Pathology Chairs; the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association for Pathology Informatics; and the Lifetime Teaching Award of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Weinstein has been inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association Hall-of-Fame.  Dr. Weinstein has over 600 professional publications cited over 10,000 times in the literature.