College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on October 12, 2009

Contact: Julie Monzo

Sacramento Physician Elected President of the College of American Pathologists

National pathologists’ association elects Stephen N. Bauer, MD, FCAP

Northfield, IL.—Stephen N. Bauer, MD, FCAP, was elected to serve as the 31st president of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). He was sworn into his two-year term at a ceremony held in Washington D.C., on October 10, 2009, at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’09 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

“It is a tremendous honor to be selected by my peers to serve as the president of the College of American Pathologists,” said Dr. Bauer. “In this leadership position, I look forward to continuing to work with the dedicated CAP members and CAP staff to advance the transformation of the specialty of pathology into the age of molecular personalized health care that will greatly enhance patient care.”

Most recently, Dr. Bauer served as the College’s president-elect, and was previously a member of the CAP Board of Governors. In addition, Dr. Bauer chaired the College’s Council on Accreditation, as well as numerous committees, including the CAP Reimbursement Committee, Professional and Economic Committee Affairs Committee, Nominating Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and the Information Science and Technology Committee. He was also a member of the Council of Government and Professional Affairs, Finance Committee, and the SNOMED International Authority. Dr. Bauer served as a College representative on the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for Clinical Laboratory Testing, and the HCFA Advisory Committee on Laboratory Competitive Bidding. Currently, he is a member of the CAP Executive committee.

In 1999, the College honored Dr. Bauer, a Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, with its Pathologist of the Year award, and in 2006 and 1999, with the CAP President’s Honors award. He is a past president of the California Society of Pathologists.

Currently, Dr. Stephen Bauer is the director of Laboratories at Mercy San Juan Medical Center and Woodland Community Hospital near Sacramento, California. He also is the chief financial officer of Path Labs, Inc. in Carmichael, California.

Dr. Bauer received his BA in Medical Sciences in 1971 and MD in 1974 from the University of California San Francisco (USCF), and currently serves as assistant clinical professor of pathology there. From 1974 to 1978, he was a resident in anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine at UCSF and was an instructor in pathology until 1979. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board certified pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective patient care.