College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 29, 2008

Contact: Julie Monzo
Phone: 800-323-4040, ext. 7538

College of American Pathologists’ Past President Named Pathologist of the Year by CAP

NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Thomas M. Sodeman, MD, FCAP, the immediate past president of the College of American Pathologists, was named the 2008 Pathologist of the Year at a ceremony held on Sept. 27, 2008, in San Diego at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’08 — The Pathologists’ Meeting™.

Dr. Sodeman received the award, the College’s highest honor, for his outstanding leadership in the field of pathology. Dr. Sodeman’s tireless contributions to the CAP over the years, include serving as chair of the Council on Government and Professional Affairs and as a member and chair of numerous committees, including the Laboratory Fiscal Management Committee, the Management Resources Committee, the Finance Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, and the National Meeting Planning Committee.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the College of American Pathologists with the Pathologist of the Year Award,” said Dr. Sodeman. “Through my service as a CAP Board member, president-elect, and president, I have had the privilege to represent the College and the profession.”

Through his service to the College, Dr. Sodeman has contributed his time to help improve the performance and management of laboratories and pathology practices. He chaired the Instrumentation Resource Committee during the development of linearity surveys. Today, this program serves as the cornerstone in the laboratory.

Currently, Dr. Sodeman is chair of the CAP Clinical Pathology Resource Committee and is an active member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, the Diagnostic Intelligence and Health Information Technology Committee, and House of Delegates. He is also a member of the Membership Development Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee on Lab Quality and Improvements for the 21st Century.

Dr. Sodeman is the immediate past chairman of laboratory medicine at North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System in Lake Success, New York. He is the former director of laboratories for Health Alliance in Cincinnati and for Methodist Medical Center in St. Joseph, Mo., as well as the past laboratory chair at the University of West Virginia and the chief of microbiology and IT at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. A Missouri state medical delegate, Dr. Sodeman was the secretary-treasurer for the Buchanan County Society and is a council member of the Texas Society of Pathologists.

Academically, Dr. Sodeman is a past chair and May Owens professor in the department of pathology and was a former regional dean at Texas Tech. He received his MD from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He completed his internship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and served his residency at the University of Michigan.

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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