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 Mayo Clinic Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award

George G. Klee, MD, PhD, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession

NORTHFIELD, ILL. — George G. Klee, MD, PhD, FCAP, of Rochester, 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. Klee is honored for his distinguished service to the College over the years as a member, vice-chair, and chair of the Special Chemistry Committee and a member of the Instrumentation Committee.

“The College of American Pathologists has a strong reputation for quality and professionalism, and I am proud to be a member. I gratefully accept this prestigious award from the College,” said Dr. Klee.

In addition to his involvement with the CAP, Dr. Klee is an active member of several professional societies including the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He also serves on the Advisory Council of Purdue University’s Discovery Park.

Dr. Klee is a clinical pathologist who has been on staff for 29 years at Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minn. He is professor of Laboratory Medicine of Pathology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He currently is chair of Mayo’s Division of Experimental Pathology and previously had been chair of Laboratory Medicine and the Division of Metabolic and Hematologic Biochemistry.

Dr. Klee has both clinical and research roles. He is co-director of Mayo’s high-volume automated Central Clinical Laboratory. He also is co-director of Mayo’s Immunochemical Core Laboratory for research. His research focuses on novel serum biomarkers and on informatics. He is primary investigator or co-investigator on four grants related to prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease. He is co-director of the Informatics Core for Mayo Clinic’s Center for Translational Science Activities Grant (NIH-CTSA).

Dr. Klee has published 189 papers, 40 book chapters, and 212 abstracts primarily related to endocrine disorders, cancer diagnostics, quality assurance, laboratory testing, and health care outcomes. He has developed over 25 assays to support clinical practice and holds four patents.

Dr. Klee earned his BS in chemical engineering from Syracuse University, and his MD in Medicine from the University of Minnesota along with his PhD in biometry and health information systems. He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, and by the American Board of Pathology in Clinical Pathology. He is licensed in 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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