Matthew O. Leavitt, M.D.
Co-Founder & President
Dr. Leavitt, co-founder of the DDx Foundation, did his medical training at Dartmouth Medical School, and then completed pathology residency and two fellowships at Stanford University Hospitals. He served as department chair in an urban medical center, where he oversaw lab diagnostics for patients referred from some of the most geographically remote communities in the United States. In that role, he became passionate about utilizing digital pathology to improve the quality of cancer care afforded patients in underserved areas. To realize his vision, Dr. Leavitt stepped away from hospital-based practice, to establish LUMEA, now a leading digital lab-technology company. He currently works as CEO of PathNet labs, a network of digital pathology practices, with partners across the U.S.
E. David Crawford, M.D.
CO-FOUNDER & GUIDE CHAIRMAN
Dr. Crawford is a a co-founder of The DDX Foundation. He has devoted his career in medicine to educating the public about men’s health issues and finding effective techniques and procedures to address prostate cancer, the most common malignancy affecting men in the United States.
He is currently a Professor of Urology at the University of California, San Diego, and emeritus distinguished endowed Professor of Surgery, Urology, and Radiation Oncology, and Head of the Section of Urologic Oncology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. Dr. Crawford received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and his postgraduate training included an internship and residency in urology at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. He subsequently completed a genitourinary cancer fellowship at the University of California Medical Center in Los Angeles.
She is an active community volunteer and retired hi-tech marketing executive. She was a founding member of the Advisory Board for the Southern Utah Museum of Art. She has led membership and awareness efforts since 2009, volunteers as a gallery attendant and was the 2019 recipient of the Bessie Jones Volunteer of the Year award from the Utah Museum Association.
She serves as Outreach Coordinator for Angel Flight West, visiting hospitals and clinics to ensure they know of this free service and also coordinates the Annual Santa Flight. During the summer of 2020, she organized Southern Utah participation in relief flights to the Navajo Nation.
She retired from Documentum/EMC as Vice-President of Americas Field Marketing, with a team of 25 marketing professionals and an annual budget of $6M. Prior experience was in various software companies, with global responsibility, building teams, launching new initiatives and developing training programs.
Wendy L. Poage, MHA
Wendy serves as the President of the Prostate Conditions Education Council a national non-profit organization and also served as the Administrator of a multidisciplinary Urologic Oncology clinic in an NCI Cancer Center. Wendy has experience in medical education for patients and health care professionals, building patient advocacy programs and in overseeing large clinical trials and research work. Her unique expertise and areas of interests include enhancing knowledge on the multidisciplinary approach to healthcare, maximizing patient outcomes, and enhancing survivorship.
Matt received his Masters in accountancy from Southern Utah University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Utah. He has worked for the Leavitt Group, a group of insurance professionals, for the last 13 years as their VP of Operations. He recently joined PathNet as VP of Strategic Planning and Development.