Orly Ardon

Scientific Manager, Pathology Digital DiagnosticsMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of PathologyNew York, NY
Orly Ardon

Bio: Orly Ardon, PhD MBA recently joined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Pathology Department where she is the Science Manager for Digital Pathology Diagnostics. Before that, she was heading the development of novel computer assisted diagnostic tools and the expansion of digital pathology collaborative initiatives at ARUP Laboratories, a national reference lab in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Orly has over thirty years of academic and life science industry experience that includes laboratory research in microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, immunology and genomics. Orly’s business experience includes US and global healthcare business development, laboratory budget and contract negotiations, team management and the development of innovative solutions to complex research problems.
Orly has BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Microbiology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and postdoctoral training in cell biology and virology at the University of Utah. Orly joined the R&D Institute at ARUP Laboratories in 2007, where she managed a medical genetics lab and developed new commercial diagnostic tests for the biochemical genetics and molecular genetics labs at ARUP.
After graduating from the Executive MBA program at the University of Utah, Orly joined the Business Development group at ARUP where she worked as an R&D market research manager for two years.
Orly combines her extensive scientific and business experience to identify and develop new machine learning based digital imaging and automation tools for state of the art clinical operations and for improved patient care.
Orly has authored 24 peer-reviewed manuscripts and a book chapter (cited more than 1,800 times in scientific literature).