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March 12, 2020
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Pittsburgh Opera proudly announces that Lydia Contis, M.D., has joined its Board of Directors.

Dr. Contis is a founding member and Executive Director of Imaging for Medical Cytometrix, a cloud-based company which uses artificial intelligence to diagnose hematologic disease. She is a board-certified hematopathologist who worked in the Department of Pathology at UPMC Presbyterian for over 30 years, and served as Medical Director of the Hematology Laboratories of UPMC.

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Dr. Lydia Contis

Dr. Contis was also a faculty member in the School of Medicine of the University of Pittsburgh for many years, and has published articles and abstracts in the fields of hematopathology and laboratory medicine. Dr. Contis has served on numerous committees on behalf of the College of American Pathologists and was President of the Pittsburgh Pathology Society.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Dr. Contis is an alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in art history. She has been a strong supporter of the arts and music community in Pittsburgh for decades. She has been providing scholarships in Studio Arts at the University of Pittsburgh and supporting multiple exhibitions at the Frick Museum. Together with her husband, she has been a subscriber to the Pittsburgh Opera for many years, recently contributing to its acclaimed Resident Artist program.

“It is always gratifying when a long-time opera fan and supporter takes the next step and joins our Board,” says Pittsburgh Opera Board Chair Michele Fabrizi. “Lydia is a tremendous addition to Pittsburgh Opera, and we are thrilled to have her.”