College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 27, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Barth

The College of American Pathologists Selects California Pathologist for Excellence in Education Award

Northfield, IL.—Britt-Marie E. Ljung, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from San Francisco, Calif. received the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Excellence in Education Award at a ceremony held on September 26, in Chicago at CAP ’10 — THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The CAP established the award to recognize outstanding contributions in the development of Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Education activities in support of CAP Education. Dr. Ljung is recognized for her participation in the development of the CAP Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Certificate Program. The two-day workshop, a key activity of the College’s Transformation initiative, provides interested pathologists with the means to acquire knowledge and skills to assume new roles in the practice of pathology.

“I am grateful for the award and for the vision of the leadership of the College of American Pathologists,” said Dr. Ljung. “The resources and prestige of CAP are invaluable for the timely and effective development of skills allowing pathologists to provide services in new ways for our patients and referring colleagues.”

Dr. Ljung currently serves as a professor and vice chair of pathology, director of the Cytopathology Fellowship Program, and co-director of the cytology division at the University of California in San Francisco.

In addition to being an active member of the CAP, Dr. Ljung is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Cytology, the Society for Analytical Cytology, the American Medical Association, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and the California Society of Pathologists.

Dr. Ljung attended the Karolinska Institute Pre-Med School in Stockholm, Sweden, where she received her BS in medicine. She then completed her MD at the Karolinska Institute Medical School. Following this, Dr. Ljung completed a rotating internship in internal medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and general practice at Karolinska Hospital. She completed her residency in cytology at Karolinska Hospital before completing her residency in pathology at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles.

The American Board of Pathology has certified Dr. Ljung in cytopathology. Dr. Ljung holds licensure in California.

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.