Published on September 29, 2008
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The College of American Pathologists Honors Florida Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award
Frederick L. Kiechle, MD, PhD, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession
NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Frederick L. Kiechle, MD, PhD, FCAP, of Hollywood, Fla., 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. Kiechle is honored for his distinguished service to the College over the years as a member and chair of numerous committees including the Patient Preparation and Specimen Handling Editorial Board, the Publications Committee, the Chemistry Resource Committee, the Special Chemistry Resource Committee, and the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Editorial Board. He has edited the last six editions of the CAP publication, So You’re Going to Collect a Blood Specimen, and currently edits the “Q&A” section of CAP TODAY®.
“The CAP has provided me with many opportunities for growth, which has led to new and creative ideas in the various subspecialties of clinical pathology, especially molecular pathology, point-of-care testing, clinical chemistry, immunochemistry, and toxicology,” said Dr. Kiechle. “I have enjoyed the opportunity to be a contributor.”
In addition to his active involvement with the CAP, Dr. Kiechle is also a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists of which he is a Fellow. Dr. Kiechle is also a member of the American Society for Investigative Pathology, the Association of Clinical Scientists, the Association for Molecular Pathology, and the Clinical Ligand Assay Society, as well as the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry of which he is a Fellow, and the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management.
Currently, Dr. Kiechle serves as medical director of Clinical Pathology in the Memorial Healthcare System and is a member of Pathology Consultants of South Broward in Hollywood, Fla. He also has served as the medical director of Beaumont Reference Laboratory, as well as the chairman of the department of Clinical Pathology at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.
Dr. Kiechle attended Evansville College in Evansville, Ind., where he received his BA degree in chemistry. He went on to receive his PhD in biochemistry from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., and his MD from the Indiana University Medical School in Indianapolis. Dr. Kiechle 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’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.