NORTHFIELD, Ill., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the world's largest association of board-certified pathologists, recently honored 27 members for their tireless efforts through work with the organization, clinical partners, patients, students, and the public at large. The members accepted their awards at ceremonies during the CAP's annual meeting in Las Vegas last month.
"Traditionally, health care has evolved at a steady rate, but the past several years have seen a period of uncommonly rapid change and uncertainty, requiring strong leadership to guide medical care professionals. Those leaders are often found in the laboratory," said CAP President Richard C. Friedberg, MD, PhD, FCAP. "These 28 leaders are just a tiny sample of the leading work, collaboration, and research being done by pathologists all over the world to improve patient outcomes every day."
The CAP16 member awards were given across six categories: Advancing the Specialty, Patient Care, Service to the Specialty, Education and Lifetime Achievement. The CAP also presented an award to an outstanding staff member to denote excellence among its more than 600 employees.
Advancing the Specialty
CAP Pathologist of the Year Award
- Gene N. Herbek, MD, FCAP, medical director of transfusion services at Methodist Hospital and medical director of Methodist Women's Hospital Laboratory in Omaha, Nebraska.
CAP Pathology Advancement Award
- Cordelia Ex. Sever, MD, FCAP, vice president and director of clinical pathology at Pathology Associates of Albuquerque, medical director of Presbyterian Hospital Laboratory and Presbyterian Branch Labs, and co-medical director of the clinical laboratory for hematology at TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
CAP Outstanding Communicator Award
- Carey Zimmerman August, MD, FCAP, director of anatomic pathology, associate chair for the department of pathology, and member of obstetrics and gynecology at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago.
CAP Distinguished Patient Care Award
- Kathleen G. Beavis, MD, FCAP, director of microbiology and immunology laboratories at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a professor of pathology at the University of Chicago School of Medicine.
CAP Foundation Gene and Jean Herbek Humanitarian Award
- Sang Wu, MD, FCAP, medical director for laboratory services at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, Texas, pathologist at North Dallas Pathology Services.
Service to the Specialty
CAP Public Service Award in Honor of Frank C. Coleman
- Diana M. Cardona, MD, FCAP, associate professor, medical director of histology immunopathology laboratories and the pathologists' assistant program, and chief of bone and soft tissue pathology at Duke University.
CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs Service Award
- William J. Castellani, MD, FCAP, professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Penn State College of Medicine where he was also medical director for the clinical chemistry and specimen retrieving, as well as the core research laboratory until his retirement in 2014.
CAP Outstanding Service Award in Honor of Frank W. Hartman
- Jonathan L. Myles, MD, FCAP, anatomic pathologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation; previous director for quality assurance and billing committee.
CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award in Honor of Major General Joseph M. Blumberg
- Stephen J. Sarewitz, MD, FCAP, member of the honorary medical staff at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington. Previously checklist commissioner, member of the Board of Governors, member of Council of Accreditation, and a volunteer laboratory inspector at the CAP.
CAP Distinguished Service Award
- Karl V. Voelkerding, MD, FCAP, professor of pathology at the University of Utah and medical director for genomics and bioinformatics at ARUP Laboratories in Salt Lake City, Utah.
CAP Excellence in Teaching Award
- Richard M. Scanlan, MD, FCAP, professor of pathology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
CAP Excellence in Education Award
- Walter H. Henricks, MD, FCAP, vice chair of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute and the medical director for the Center for Pathology Informatics, both at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
CAP Resident Advocate Award
- Joseph Allan Tucker, MD, FCAP, receiving this award posthumously, Dr. Tucker served as a professor and chair of the pathology department, as well as the director of anatomic pathology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.
- Hector C. Aldape, MD, FCAP, emeritus clinical professor at the University of Washington Medical School's department of pathology.
- Daniel J. Brat, MD, PhD, FCAP, neuropathologist at Emory University Hospital and director of neuropathology at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.
- Desiree A. Carlson, MD, FCAP, chief of pathology and president of Carlson Pathology Associates in Brockton, Massachusetts, as well as associate professor at Boston University School of Medicine.
- Joan E. Etzell, MD, FCAP, vice president and medical director for Sutter Health Shared Laboratory in Livermore, California.
- Vinay Kumar, MBBS, MD, FCAP, professor and chair of the department of pathology at the University of Chicago.
- Kailash B. Sharma, MD, FCAP, laboratory director for University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, and medical examiner for Richmond County.
- Jordan E. Baum, MD: Chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at New York Presbyterian Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center; medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.
- David A. Cohen, MD: Anatomic and clinical pathology resident, Houston Methodist Hospital; medical degree from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
- Benjamin Cook, MD: Pathology resident, Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA; medical degree from University of Iowa's Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.
- Daniel S. Herman, MD, PhD: Resident, clinical pathology, University of Washington, assistant professor University of Pennsylvania; medical degree and doctorate of philosophy in genetics, Harvard University.
- Andrea Pervine-Zaman Ho, MD: Resident, Truman Medical Center at the University of Missouri, Kansas City; medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
- Sarmad Hassan Jassim, MD: Resident, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University; medical degree from College of Medicine of Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad.
- Rebecca C. Obeng, MD, PhD, MPH: Resident, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta; medical degree and master's degree in public health, Harvard University
- Amy Thommasen, MD: Chief resident, University of Calgary; medical degree University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
CAP Staff Outstanding Achievement Award
- Denise K. Driscoll, MS, MT, senior director of laboratory accreditation and regulatory affairs at the CAP. Ms. Driscoll receives this award in honor of her significant impact in support of the organization and its members.
About the College of American Pathologists
As the leading organization for board-certified pathologists, the College of American Pathologists serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. With 18,000 physician members, the CAP has led laboratory accreditation for more than 50 years with more than 7,800 CAP-accredited laboratories in 50 countries. Find more information about the CAP at cap.org. Follow the CAP on Twitter at @pathologists.
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