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 Cleveland Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award

Raymond R. Tubbs, DO, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession

NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Raymond R. Tubbs, DO, FCAP, of Cleveland, Ohio, 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. Tubbs is recognized for distinguished service to the CAP over the years as member, vice-chair, and chair of the Immunohistochemistry Committee and as a member and vice-chair of the Molecular Oncology Committee. In addition, Dr. Tubbs is honored for his service as a member of the Surveys Committee and the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Editorial Committee.

“Without a doubt, I gained personally and professionally from my service with the College,” said Dr. Tubbs. “The CAP resource committee’s unique culture has provided an enriching and rewarding experience.”

In addition to his active involvement with the CAP, Dr. Tubbs serves as a member of the Southwest Oncology Group Lymphoma and Breast Cancer Translational Medicine Subcommittees, and the Circulating Tumor Cells Advisory Committee to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. He is also a member of several other professional organizations, including the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society for Clinical Oncology and the Association for Molecular Pathology. He is president of the International Association for Analytical and Molecular Morphology, and has received many awards, including the “Best Doctors in America” designation (Pathology) for several years. He has authored three books and numerous book chapters, and published more than 300 articles in peer review.

Currently, Dr. Tubbs serves as professor of Pathology and section head for Molecular Genetic Pathology in the Cleveland Clinic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute, and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He is also jointly appointed in the Brain Tumor Institute, and the Department of Cancer Biology of the Lerner Research Institute.

Dr. Tubbs received his BS from Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C. and completed his DO degree at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Mo. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Hematopathology, and jointly certified in Molecular Genetic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology and the American Board of Medical Genetics.

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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