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 Baton Rouge Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard M. Nunnally, MD, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession

NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Richard M. Nunnally, MD, FCAP, of Baton Rouge, La. 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. Nunnally is honored for his distinguished service to the College over the years as a member and chair for the Council on Government and Professional Affairs; a member of the Insurance Committee, Finance Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and Constitution and Bylaws Committee, as well as his dedicated service as a member of the Board of Governors. In addition, Dr. Nunnally has been an active member of the College’s House of Delegates.

“Without a doubt, my most enjoyable experience was serving as vice-speaker, and then speaker, of the House of Delegates (HOD).” said Dr. Nunnally. “At this time I continue in the active practice of pathology and am enjoying every minute of it.”

Dr. Nunnally is president of Pathology Laboratory Consultants (APMC) and director emeritus of Pathology and Nuclear Medicine Laboratories at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La.

In addition to his service to the CAP, Dr. Nunnally has been active with many professional societies, including the Louisiana Pathology Society, the Federation of State Medical Boards, the American Society of Nuclear Physicians, the National Association of Parliamentarians, and the American Institute of Parliamentarians. He also held elected and appointed offices at the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, where he served as member, secretary-treasurer, and president.

Dr. Nunnally attended Tulane University in New Orleans, La. where he earned his BS, followed by his MD at Tulane Medical School. His residencies in pathology were completed at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, and at Maxwell AFB Pathology Center in Montgomery, Al. He also completed residency programs at Tulane and Charity Hospital’s departments of pathology. He completed his fellowship with the American Cancer Society through University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

In addition, Dr. Nunnally studied medical radioisotopes at Hunter Memorial Laboratory, Washington, DC; completed training courses in nuclear medicine at University of California in Los Angeles, and at the University of Chicago; and studied dermatopathology at the University of California in Irvine. He also served on active duty as captain in the United States Air Force (MC) Reserve.

Dr. Nunnally is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, and the American Boards of Pathology and Dermatology in Dermatopathology. He is licensed in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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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