NORTHFIELD, Ill., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Jared N. Schwartz, MD, PhD, FCAP, of Charlotte, N.C., was named the 2010 Pathologist of the Year at a ceremony held on September 26, 2010, in Chicago at CAP '10 — THE Pathologists' Meeting™.
Dr. Schwartz received the award, the College of American Pathologists' highest honor, in recognition for his strong leadership of the College during his term as president from 2007 to 2009, as well as his tireless contributions to the CAP over the years by serving as a member and chair of numerous committees and councils, including the International, Compensation, Finance, Strategic Planning, and National Meeting Planning Committees and the Council on Scientific Affairs.
"It is always an honor to receive the recognition of one's peers, and I thank you for this award," said Dr. Schwartz. "I met so many incredible people that otherwise would never have crossed my path, and I learned that we all have something to contribute to improve the common good."
Dr. Schwartz has held numerous leadership positions within the College, having served as CAP president-elect and secretary-treasurer. He also served as chair of both the Finance Committee and the Ad-Hoc Task Force on National Preparedness. He has been an active member of numerous other CAP ad hoc committees, as well. Dr. Schwartz is a longtime member of the CAP Spokespersons Network, and he currently serves as an alternate delegate for the World Association of Societies of Pathologists and Laboratory Medicine (WASPaLM).
Previously, Dr. Schwartz was president of the CAP Foundation Board, as well as a member of the CAP/JCAHO Lab Committee and the Microbiology Resource Committee. In addition, Dr. Schwartz served as chair of the Council on Scientific Affairs, the CAP Web Strategy Task Force, and the Program and Program Evaluation Committee.
Dr. Schwartz is the chief medical officer for Aperio Technologies, Inc., and he currently serves as a consulting professor in the Department of Pathology at Stanford University in California. Prior to his position with Aperio, Dr. Schwartz was the director of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Presbyterian Healthcare in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he served as a staff pathologist and chief of the medical staff. At Presbyterian Healthcare, he chaired the Pathology Peer Review and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Medical Board, the Cancer Center Strategic Planning Committee, the Breast Cancer Advisory Committee, and the CEO Physician Leadership Group. He previously was a medical examiner in Durham County, North Carolina.
Dr. Schwartz earned his BS in microbiology and his MSc in mycology from The Ohio State University in Columbus. He received his MD from Duke University Medical School in Durham, followed by his PhD in pathology from Duke University Graduate School. Dr. Schwartz completed his internship, fellowship, and residency at Duke University Medical Center in the Department of Pathology, where he also served as chief resident from 1976-1977.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective patient care.
SOURCE College of American Pathologists