Published on September 26, 2008
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Denver Area Pathologist Selected for College of American Pathologists Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award
NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Ronald B. Lepoff, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Aurora, Colo., has been honored with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award at a ceremony held on Sept. 25, 2008, in San Diego at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’08 — The Pathologists’ Meeting™.
The award, established in honor of Major General Joseph M. Blumberg, MD, was given to Dr. Lepoff for his exceptional and outstanding service to the College of American Pathologists’ Laboratory Accreditation Program.
“It is indeed a great honor to be named the recipient of the 2008 CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award,” said Dr. Lepoff. “Since participating in my first laboratory inspection as a resident, I’ve been actively involved in the Laboratory Accreditation Program, first as a state commissioner and later as a member and chair of the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation, and have considered it one of the most rewarding parts of my professional life.”
Dr. Lepoff is professor of Pathology and Medicine, vice-chair of Pathology and head of the section of Clinical Pathology, and director of Clinical Laboratories at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. He has also held many leadership positions at the University of Colorado Hospital, as a member and president of the Medical Board and chair of the Risk Management and Patient Safety Committee. He has received many teaching awards from the medical students, and a leadership award from the medical staff.
In addition to his dedication to the CAP, Dr. Lepoff has been an active member of many professional societies, including the American Medical Association; the Colorado Association for Continuing Medical Laboratory Education, where he served on the Board of Directors; the Colorado Society of Clinical Pathologists; the Denver Medical Society; and the Colorado Medical Society. He also served as president, vice-president, and a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Physician Health Program.
Dr. Lepoff received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York. He completed his internship in Pediatrics and a year of residency in General Surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Lepoff went on to complete his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.