College of American Pathologists

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Published on September 29, 2008

Contact: Julie Monzo
Phone: 800-323-4040, ext. 7538

The College of American Pathologists Honors Houston Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard W. Brown, MD, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession

NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Richard W. Brown, MD, FCAP, of Houston, Texas, was one of eleven recipients of the 2008 College of American Pathologists (CAP) Lifetime Achievement Award recognized at a ceremony held on September 26, 2008, in San Diego at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’08 — The Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The CAP Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to recognize and honor members of the College who have made a broad and positive impact on the pathology profession through contributions to one or more areas of the College over an extended period of time.

Dr. Brown is honored with for his extensive service as member, vice-chair and chair of the Surgical Pathology Committee, chair and member of the Histotechnology Committee, and member of the Archives Editorial and Surveys Committees. He currently serves as an associate editor of Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and is both an active systems inspector for the Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) and a former Deputy Commissioner for the LAP Region XIV.

“It has been my privilege to serve the CAP for over 20 years, having begun as a member of the Residents Forum,” said Dr. Brown. “Everything I have done with the CAP, from inspection team leader to committee member, has been an incredible learning experience. For all of these opportunities and for this Lifetime Achievement Award, I am truly grateful.”

Dr. Brown is the medical director at System Laboratory Services at Memorial Hermann Hospital System in Houston, Texas, and is president of Memorial Pathology Consultants. In addition, he directs the core histology, immunohistochemistry, and flow cytometry laboratories for the nine hospitals of the Memorial System and leads the Quality Management Team for System Laboratory Services. He is currently the clinical associate professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Formerly, Dr. Brown was an assistant professor of pathology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where he received the Faculty Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching.

In addition to his service to the CAP, Dr. Brown has served as president, board member and chair of the Education Council of the Texas Society of Pathologists and president of the Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists. With the ASCP Board of Registry, he has served as a member and vice-chair of the Histotechnology Committee and as a member of its Board of Governors.

Dr. Brown graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in chemistry and music from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he also completed an MA in music. He went on to receive his MD from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at The University of Texas Health Science Center, followed by a fellowship in immunohistochemistry. He then completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Brown is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

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.


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