James Pepoon

Division Administrator, Pathology

Moffitt Cancer Center

James Pepoon currently serves as the Division Administrator of Moffitt Cancer Center’s esteemed Pathology Department and provides strategic leadership and oversight across a breadth of critical functions. Responsible for guiding Moffitt Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Services, encompassing clinical, anatomic, molecular, blood banking, esoteric, and clinical test development, Mr. Pepoon also oversees pathology physician practice administration and pathology translational research, ensuring the department operates at the forefront of innovation and excellence. Collaborating closely with the Chair of Pathology, Moffitt Medical Group, and physician leadership, he facilitates comprehensive support for faculty, residents, and fellows, fostering an environment conducive to clinical, academic, and research advancement. The Department of Pathology, under his stewardship, stands as one of the largest and most influential departments at Moffitt.

With over 2.5 decades of experience in pathology and the life science industry, Mr. Pepoon brings a wealth of expertise to his current role. His prior responsibilities include leading anatomic pathology services at prestigious institutions such as Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center, and supporting pathology services at The Dana Farber Cancer Institute. In addition to his professional commitments, Mr. Pepoon is deeply committed to global health equity, volunteering his time to support pathology-based initiatives in Malawi, Rwanda, and Haiti. His contributions extend to various national and global pathology committees, including the World Health Organization.

Mr. Pepoon’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters in Organizational Development & Leadership, reflecting his multifaceted approach to leadership in the healthcare sector. He is also recognized as a certified LEAN practitioner by GE Healthcare, harnessing principles of efficiency and optimization to drive continuous improvement. Furthermore, Mr. Pepoon’s distinguished service in the US Army Medical Corps culminated in an honorable discharge after six years of exemplary service.

The 29th Annual Executive War College will be held April 30 – May 1, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel New Orleans. 

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Who Attends the Executive War College

Health Systems and Hospital Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Leadership

Hospital C-Suite Administrators

Laboratory Vice Presidents

Pathology Lab Directors/Administrators

Laboratory Directors

Molecular and Genetic Lab Leaders

Precision Medicine & Genetic Program Directors/Administrators

Laboratory Section Managers/Leaders/Supervisors

Representative Labs:

  • ACL Laboratories/Advocate Health
  • Cleveland Clinic Laboratories
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • Banner Health
  • Intermountain Health Outreach Labs
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Cedars Sinai
  • Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center
  • Fabric Genomics
  • Kaiser Permanente

Independent Laboratories and Pathology Groups

Laboratory Owners/C-Suite/Vice Presidents/Directors

Pathology Group Owners/Directors

Pathology Group Practice Administrators

Physician Group Lab Owners/Directors

Public Health/Population Health VP’s/Directors

Life Sciences/Research Labs

Representative Labs:

  • Mayo Clinic Laboratories
  • ARUP (Reference Lab)
  • LabCorp (Reference Lab)
  • TriCore (Reference Lab)
  • GeneDx
  • Sonic Labs (Reference Lab)
  • Michigan Pathology Specialists (Pathologist Group)
  • Pacific Pathology Labs (Pathology Group)
  • NorDX (Animal Reference Lab)
  • Novartis (Research Pharm (Life Sciences)
  • AstraZeneca (Pharm/Life Sciences)
  • Caris Life Sciences (Pharm/Life Sciences)
  • Sonora Quest (Population Health Division)

Partners and Suppliers to Laboratory and Pathology Groups

In Vitro Diagnostic Manufacturers


Diagnostic Instrument, Product & Technology

Informatics Products and Services

Suppliers of Automation, Analyzers, and Assays

Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), Coding, Billing, and Collections

Legal, Regulatory & Compliance

Representative Companies:

  • Abbott (Diagnostics)
  • Epic Corporation (EMR/LIS)
  • Clinisys LIS
  • Cerner LIS
  • Telcor (Technology)
  • XIFIN (Technology/Informatics)
  • LifePoint Informatics
  • Change Health Care (RCM/billing)
  • HC1 (RCM)
  • Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc. (RCM)
  • COLA (Regulatory)
  • College of American Pathologists (Regulatory)
  • Beckman Diagnostics (Diagnostics)
  • Bio-Rad Laboratories (Diagnostics)
  • Hologic (Diagnostics)
  • Cardinal Health (Product & Technology)
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (Legal)