Published on September 27, 2008
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Charleston Pathologist Re-Elected Governor of College of American Pathologists
National pathologists’ association re-elects Louis Dixon Wright, Jr. M.D.
NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Louis Dixon Wright, Jr., MD, FCAP, of Charleston was recently re-elected a governor of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). He was sworn in at a ceremony held at CAP ’08 – the annual meeting of the College of American Pathologists – in San Diego at the CAP business meeting on Sept. 27, 2008.
“As a governor of the College of American Pathologists, I have the good fortune to advocate for pathology’s great opportunity to be a leader in personalized medicine, which will transform all of health care in the next decade,” said Dr. Wright. “I am honored to continue in this role.”
Dr. Wright is the founder of Pathology Service Associates, LLC, a leading provider of billing and collection services, practice marketing support, and business support services to over 75 independent pathology practices in 23 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Prior to forming PSA in 1995, he was director of Computerized Management Services, Inc., a financial management company for pathology groups. In addition, Dr. Wright was director of a large pathology practice company from 1967 -2005, serving health care systems in two states. He served for more than 20 years on both the Board of Trustees and as director of Laboratory Services at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C.
Currently, Dr. Wright’s other CAP activities include serving as chair of the Personalized Health Care Committee and Diagnostic Intelligence and Health Information Technology Committees, co-chair of the Molecular Pathology Working Group, and vice chair of the Council on Government and Professional Affairs. He is a past member of the Executive and Finance committees, SNOMED International Authority and past chair of the Information Science and Technology Committee and a former member of the CAP House of Delegates. He has also served on the Strategic Planning and National Legislative & Regulatory committees.
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 pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.