Dr. Veena R, consultant pathologist and Head of Histopathology, at Strand Life Sciences – HCG Hospitals, Bangalore. She has over 19 years of experience in various fields of Pathology – Surgical pathology, Oncopathology, Digital Pathology, immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry. Her keen interest is in Digital pathology for surgical Oncopathology. Her fields of expertise are Uro-Oncopathology, Female reproductive organ Pathology, Head and Neck Pathology and GI pathology. She also heads Digital Pathology at HCG as the project In-charge. She is instrumental in deployment of Digital pathology in HCG network. She is the academic in-charge in Pathology and has been the guide for many DNB and Fellowship students in Oncopathology. She has been the organizing secretary for several CMEs in Pathology, for Pathologists and Lab Technicians. She has conducted webinars in pathology. She’s an active member of MDTs and tumor board meetings. She has had 13 original articles and case reports published in journals of repute. She is involved in several clinical trials, some of which are on Artificial intelligence in Pathology and Healthcare. She is an empaneled NABL Lead assessor and has conducted over 60 NABL assessments. Dr. Veena is a Sigma green belt holder from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. She’s been actively involved in NABL and CAP accreditation for her laboratory, including digital pathology. She holds a MD in Pathology from Mysore Medical College (2001).