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 Michigan Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award

Edward P. Fody, MD, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession

NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Edward P. Fody, MD, FCAP, of Holland, Michigan, 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. Fody is honored for his current role as member and advisor to the CAP Membership Benefits Committee. In addition, Dr. Fody chaired the Insurance Committee and the Conjoint Committee on Pathology Enhancement, as well as the Patient Preparation and Specimen Handling Committee, where he also served as a member. He also has served as a member of the Council on Education and Membership Services, Recertification Task Force, Publications Committee and Council on Laboratory Management. Dr. Fody was a deputy regional commissioner for the CAP Inspection and Accreditation Program for the South Central Region, and also served as a delegate for the College’ss House of Delegates.

“For me, the College has been an indispensable part of the practice of pathology,” said Dr. Fody. “I have learned so much and met so many great people through my work in the CAP that I can not even imagine what the practice of pathology would be like without it.”

In addition to his committee work with the CAP, Dr. Fody has authored many scientific papers in both anatomic and clinical pathology. He has made numerous professional presentations for the College of American Pathologists, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. He is also the editor of a popular clinical chemistry textbook. His current interests include the applications of automation, rapid processing techniques, and informatics to anatomic pathology.

Currently, he is the director of pathology at Holland Hospital, Holland, Michigan. He has served as director of pathology at the McClellan VA Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas; Bethesda Hospital, in Cincinnati, Ohio; and Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dr. Fody received his BS in chemistry from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and his MD from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He also holds a MS in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Fody did his residency in pathology at Vanderbilt and completed a fellowship in clinical chemistry at the University of Texas/Hermann Hospital in Houston.

He is certified in Anatomic, Clinical and Chemical Pathology by the American Board of 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’ss 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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