College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 29, 2008

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

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

Bruce Allen Jones, MD, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession

NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Bruce Allen Jones, MD, FCAP, of Detroit, Mich., 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. Jones is honored for his distinguished service to the College, having served as a member, advisor, vice-chair, and chair of the Quality Practices Committee, as well as a member of the Council on Membership and Professional Development, the Safety Committee, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Gynecologic Cytopathology Monitoring Improvement. Dr. Jones has also helped pathologists improve their laboratories through his significant contributions to the Q-PROBES and Q-TRACKS studies which have provided invaluable information and benchmarking in many areas of previously uninvestigated pathology practice.

“I would like to thank the membership and leadership of the College of American Pathologists for recognizing me with the Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Dr. Jones. “Working with the pathologists and staff of the College has been, and continues to be, one of the highlights of my career.”

In addition to his involvement with the CAP, Dr. Jones has also held numerous other positions of responsibility, including chair of the Credentials Committee at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Detroit, Mich., and chairman of the Point of Care Testing Committee at St. John Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Jones has been a laboratory inspector for the CAP for 22 years.

Currently, Dr. Jones serves as associate residency program director and senior staff pathologist at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, as well as laboratory director at the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Henry Ford Cottage Hospital, Henry Ford Pierson Clinic Laboratory, Henry Ford Columbus Center, and Henry Ford Farmington Road Clinic. Previously, he was director of cytopathology, director of clinical pathology, and pathology residency program director at St. John Hospital and Medical Center also in Detroit.

Dr. Jones earned his BS in zoology and psychology with honors in zoology with high distinction from the University of Mich. in Ann Arbor, Mich. He went on to receive his MD from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., before completing an internship at WSU-affiliated hospitals/Harper Hospital. Dr. Jones completed his residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at St. John Hospital and his fellowship in diagnostic electron microscopy at William Beaumont Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with added qualification in Cytopathology.

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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