Elizabeth M. Wingard
Founder, President & CEO
Ms. Wingard founded Corista with the goal of delivering a platform for physicians that would dramatically improve the delivery of pathology. With more than 25 years experience in business development, sales and marketing, Ms. Wingard has specialized in the introduction of innovative technologies for emerging markets. In previous positions, she was the key driver of growth for companies delivering technologies to Fortune 1000 companies in several industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, banking, and business process management. Ms. Wingard has built revenue streams of over $1B for the business ventures she’s led.
Prior to launching Corista, Ms. Wingard held senior executive positions in sales and business development for a wide range of technology–driven companies, including Op40, Vicorp, IBJ Schroder, Sprint and AT&T.
Ms. Wingard holds a BA and an MA from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Keith Kaplan, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Keith J. Kaplan, MD serves as the company’s Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Kaplan contributes to both the development of Corista’s digital pathology platform, and to expanding the market awareness of how Corista’s platforms can materially improve the delivery of pathology while improving patient care.
Dr. Kaplan is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. A graduate of Michigan State University, and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Kaplan completed his residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. While at Walter Reed, in conjunction with the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Dr. Kaplan founded and directed the Army Telepathology Program. This Program connected 25 hospitals internationally for consultation via telepathology
Dr. Kaplan was also with Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota as an Associate Professor of Pathology of Mayo Medical School. At Carolinas Health Systems in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Kaplan held the Pathology Informatics Chair as CIO of Pathology practice.
Dr. Kaplan currently serves as a member of the College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathology and the American Society of Cytopathology as well as the American Pathology Foundation. He is an executive board member of the American Pathology Foundation. Dr. Kaplan is the publisher of tissuepathology.com, the industry’s leading pathology blog, and a contributor to Corista’s blog.
Chief Technology Officer & Managing Director
Mr. Wirch joined Corista in 2008 to lead Corista’s platform architecture and product development. Mr. Wirch is focused on creating image-centric solutions for complex workflow and information management issues, emphasizing architecture, scalability, security and system availability. He has over 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of distributed and cloud-based computer systems, primarily for video and imaging systems. Mr. Wirch has designed and deployed solutions for some of the leading companies in video distribution and personalization, including Sequencia Technologies, Gotuit Media (acquired by Digitalsmiths), SeaChange International, The Analytical Sciences Corporation, and Metasignal.
Mr. Wirch represents Corista on the DICOM standards committee. He holds 2 granted patents and several more on file.
Mr. Wirch holds a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Manager, Client Support Services
Robin Weisburger, with over 30 years’ experience in anatomic pathology, joined Corista in 2014 as the Manager of Customer Support Services. Most recently the practice manager of anatomic pathology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Ms. Weisburger has substantial depth in implementing and managing large anatomic pathology laboratory systems.
While at Dartmouth, Robin placed a strong focus on quality systems management, which resulted in a high reduction of errors. She also drove the implementation of an automated block and slide labeling processes and single piece throughput work processes to improve specimen throughput. Since 2011, Ms. Weisburger was responsible for the management and implementation of a digital pathology program at DHMC, which brought the adoption of whole slide images for quality assurance purposes.
Ms. Weisburger has a master’s degree in organization and management from the Antioch University of New England Graduate School, and has completed the Tuck Executive Education Program for Section Chiefs and Practice Managers. She is a certified histotechnologist and a member of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.