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 Minneapolis Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award

Anthony A. Killeen, MD, PhD, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession

NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Anthony A. Killeen, MD, PhD, FCAP, of Minneapolis, Minn., 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. Killeen is honored for his distinguished service to the College over the years as a member, vice-chair, and chair of the Chemistry Resource Committee; a member of the Instrumentation Committee; and a CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program inspector. He also has served as chair or as a member on several ad-hoc CAP committees.

“There is no higher professional honor than to be recognized by one’s colleagues and peers,” said Dr. Killeen. “I would like to express my deep gratitude to the College of American Pathologists for this distinction.”

In addition to his involvement with the CAP, Dr. Killeen is a member of other professional societies, including the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and the Association for Molecular Pathology, as well as being a member of a test committee of the American Board of Pathology. Dr. Killeen is a nationally recognized expert in clinical pathology.

Currently, Dr. Killeen serves as director of clinical laboratories at the University of Minnesota, Fairview, and as a faculty member in the University‚Äôs department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Prior to his current appointment, he served as director of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He was also an advisor to the Michigan Governor’s Task Force on Genetic Privacy.

Dr. Killeen received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the National University of Ireland. He went on to receive his PhD in pathobiology from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. After an internship in internal medicine, he did a residency in laboratory medicine and pathology at the University of Minnesota, as well.

He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Clinical and Chemical Pathology, the American Board of Medical Genetics in Clinical Molecular Genetics, and the American Board for Clinical Chemistry in Molecular Diagnostics. He is licensed in Michigan and Minnesota.

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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