AccelPath was founded in 2008 by Shekhar Wadekar to address a growing need in the practice of pathology. According to the College of American Pathologists, the number of pathologists is decreasing while the average age of pathologists that remain in the workforce is increasing.
Further, rural areas struggle to find qualified pathologists as the general population ages and the demand for pathology services rises.
Concurrently, slide-scanning technology was advancing and presented a tremendous opportunity. Mr. Wadekar developed a plan to bring pathology services into the telemedicine arena in a manner that had already proven successful in other areas of sub-specialization such as radiology.
Mr. Wadekar partnered with Dr. H. Lance Evans, a board-certified pathologist, and they worked together to build his vision into a reality. By developing a robust workflow designed to transmit fully digital cases to world-class pathologists, AccelPath is able to offer quality physician interpretations in a very timely manner to customers. This fills the need in rural areas and offers valuable diagnostic services to in-house histology laboratories and hospitals worldwide.