Derrick Forchetti

Cell: (574) 742-1129

I am an experienced anatomic and clinical pathologist with proficiency in most areas of laboratory medicine and a special interest in hematopathology. I have expertise in information technology and data science as it relates to the laboratory and outside of healthcare. I am interested in the application of medical imaging, artificial intelligence, and other technologies in a healthcare setting. I enjoy serving as a bridge between the clinical and technical realms and welcome any opportunity to work with a diverse group of people.


Indiana University School of Medicine

Major: Medicine (MD)

University of Wisconsin - Extended Campus

Major: Data Science (MS)

Wabash College

Majors: Chemistry, German (BA)


Anatomic Pathology

General surgical pathology, immunohistochemistry, cytopathology, and frozen sections


Bone marrow and lymph node pathology, flow cytometry, and peripheral blood examination

Clinical Pathology

General clinical pathology, protein and hemoglobin electrophoresis, and FISH interpretation


Executive leadership including strategic planning, budgeting, and contract negotiation as well as experience leading diverse teams composed of technical and clinical personnel

IT and Data Science

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, Python, R, SQL, Spark, Hadoop, digital pathology, and data center operations


South Bend Medical Foundation Pathologist 2002 - present

  • Daily surgical pathology case sign out
  • Interpretation of bone marrow and lymph node pathology including flow cytometry
  • General clinical pathology case sign out and test interpretation
  • Experience in molecular testing including FISH

South Bend Medical Foundation CMIO 2015 - present

  • Oversight of all IT operations for the company including data center operations, laboratory information system (LIS) and other software, and digital pathology initiatives
  • Executive leadership of the company including strategic planning, budgeting, and contract negotiation

Google Medical Brain Consultant 2019 - present

  • Subject matter expert for studies and product development related to digital pathology and artificial intelligence in pathology and radiology

Ball Memorial Hospital Resident, AP/CP 1997 - 2002

  • Completed a fully accredited anatomic and clinical pathology residency training program in a community setting with a high volume of anatomic pathology cases, a forensic autopsy service, and a regional clinical reference lab
  • Served as chief resident from 2000-2001
    • Selected by my fellow residents and supervising faculty to lead the resident training group
    • Reported to the program director and addressed concerns regarding resident training, scheduling, and competency
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