Published on October 1, 2007
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North Kansas City Pathologist Elected Governor of College of American Pathologists
National pathologists’ association elects Robert L. Breckenridge, MD, FCAP
Northfield, IL.—Robert L. Breckenridge, MD, FCAP, of North Kansas City, Mo., was sworn in for a second term as a governor of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) at a ceremony held in Chicago on Sept. 29, 2007, at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ‘07 – The Pathologists’ Meeting™. He will serve a three-year term.
“It is a privilege to be re-elected by my peers to serve as a governor for the College of American Pathologists,” said Dr. Breckenridge. “Through this leadership position, I look forward to continuing to work with dedicated members of the College’s committees and councils to deliver the mission of the College to foster the advancement of pathology and laboratory medicine in an effort to improve patient care.”
Currently, Dr. Breckenridge is a laboratory medical director at North Kansas City Hospital, as well as a practicing pathologist with Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Mo.; St. Luke’s Hospital-Barry Road in Kansas City, Mo.; Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan.; and Excelsior Springs Medical Center in Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Dr. Breckenridge currently serves as chair of the College’s Council on Membership and Professional Development and as a liaison to the CAP Foundation’s Board of Governors. In addition, he is a member of the Council of Government and Professionals Affairs and the Council of Scientific Affairs. He is also an active member of the CAP Risk Management and Finance committees, and serves as an advisor to the College’s Residents Forum Executive Committee. Since 2004, Dr. Breckenridge has been a member of the CAP Spokespersons Network. He is also past president of the Missouri Society of Pathologists.
Dr. Breckenridge received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He completed an internship and residency at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass. and a fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Breckenridge is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, blood banking, and medical microbiology.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving nearly 16,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s 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.