Certificate of compliance

Transplant Pathology Internet Services (TPIS)

is in compliance with the HONcode

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17 Years

Certificate validity: valid until Nov 2017

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HONcode identification number:


Date of initial review:

23 Sep 1999

Certificate validity:

valid until Nov 2017

Date of last visit:

22 Nov 2018
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

The TPIS Team
Michael A. Nalesnik, M.D., Professor of Pathology, Division of Transplantation and Hepatic Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (412) 647-2094
Thomas Harper, Senior Programmer, Digital Pathology Informatics, Enterprise Provider Solutions, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (412) 802-0047
Jeff McHugh, Director, Pathology and Hospital Applications, Enterprise Provider Solutions, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
UPMC Transplant Pathologists
A. Jake Demetris, M.D. (Director)
Marta I. Minervini, M.D.
Michael A. Nalesnik, M.D.
Parmjeet S. Randhawa, M.D.
All pathologists above are members of the Division of Transplantation and Hepatic Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh PA. Each contributes to the content of TPIS to a varying extent.

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The information is not intended to replace medical advice offered by physicians or other healthcare professionals.

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TPIS activity is measured by Google Analytics in order to determine usage statistics and to evaluate which portions of our website appear to be the most useful to our users. Standard information gathered in this manner includes the origin of user (i.e., geographic location) and pages visited, time spent on site, etc. No personal information is gathered.
The Enterprise Provider Solutions division of UPMC (EPS) maintains the TPIS site. EPS respects the privacy of every individual who visits our web site, responds to on-line surveys, or contacts us via electronic mail or telephone. Committed to protecting the privacy of its users, the information gathered by EPS is used solely to monitor its effectiveness in providing relevant and credible health information, in answering consumers' questions, and in improving the site.
EPS collects data about how a site is searched to enable us to understand and respond to the needs of our users. This data does not contain personally identifiable information. We do collect information about the domain name of the server from which you are visiting. It is aggregated and used to determine the number of visitors to our site each day, and sources of traffic. However, you can, in general, visit our web site without identifying yourself or disclosing any personal information.
If you choose to respond to on-line surveys and provide any personal information, this information will be stored in secure databases so that we are better able to understand your needs and provide you with more focused service. E-mail addresses you provide are used to respond to comments submitted through our feedback and survey forms, when indicated.
Various people at EPS and the Division of Transplantation Pathology may see the material you submit. We may enter the information you send into our electronic database, to share with our physicians, other health care professionals, researchers, or our Internet services staff. In other limited circumstances, including requests from legal authorities, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit.
You should note that electronic mail and other Internet communications channels are not necessarily secure against interception. While we take precautions, such as encrypting communications where appropriate, if your communication is very sensitive, or includes information like a diagnosis or medical history, you might want to send it by postal mail instead.
At no point does EPS or the Division of Transplantation Pathology now, or will it ever sell, trade or rent personal information about its users to any outside individual or organization. The EPS web sites as well as TPIS are not affiliated with any advertisers. TPIS is supported by the Division of Transplant Pathology of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and does not receive funds from paid banners or other forms of advertisement.

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The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Demetris AJ, Jaffe R, Starzl TE. A review of adult and pediatric post-transplant liver pathology. [Review]. Pathol Annu 1987;2:347-86.

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Last Modified: Thu Feb 28 10:32:00 EDT 2013

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TPIS is supported by the Division of Transplant Pathology of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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Contributors have expressed no conflicts of interest or external interests that would impact the content of this educational website. The TPIS server is maintained by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and does not have any connection to commercial websites.

does not receive funds from paid banners or other forms of advertisement.

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The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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