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Published on September 27, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Barth
E-mail: media@cap.org

Georgia Pathologist Elected Governor of College of American Pathologists

National Pathologists’ Association Elects David L Booker, MD, FCAP

Northfield, IL.—David L. Booker, MD, FCAP, was recently elected to his first full term as a member of the Board of Governors of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and was sworn in at a ceremony held in Chicago on September 25, 2010, at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’10 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be selected by the CAP membership and the profession of pathology as a member of the CAP Board of Governors,” said Dr. Booker. &38220;Health care reform and the growth of certain business arrangements in pathology threaten the crucial position of the pathologist on the health care team, and technological changes are dramatically altering the role of the pathologist. I look forward to working with CAP leadership and staff to help our members overcome these challenges.”

Dr. Booker has been in primarily community hospital-based private practice of pathology for twenty-four years. Currently, Dr. Booker is the Chair of Pathology with Trinity Hospital in Augusta, Ga., where he also serves as an active member of numerous committees, including the Medical Staff Executive Committee, the Physician Leadership Group, and the Quality and Safety Committee. Additionally, he is a clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology with the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine and was co-founder of ClariPath Laboratories in Augusta. He is also the president and owner of Laboratory Medicine PC, and ULab, LLC.

Dr. Booker is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, and is active in both state and national pathology organizations. He was past president of the Georgia Association of Pathologists, and presently holds the position of Membership Committee Chair for the Association for Pathology Informatics and Co-Chair of the Health Level Seven Anatomic Pathology Working Group (HL7 APWG). He is an internationally known leader in pathology informatics and structured pathology reporting.

In addition, Dr. Booker is an active member of the CAP, where he currently serves on the Diagnostic Intelligence and Health Information Technology (DIHIT) Committee, the Standards and External Affairs Subcommittee of DIHIT, and the Biorepository Paper Author Team. He is CAP liaison to the HL7 APWG, the Anatomic Pathology Working Group of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) and the Clinical Information Interchange Collaborative (CIIC). He is a member of the CAPRIT Committee, a federally funded project through the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on improving work and information flow between radiology and pathology for cancer reporting, and a member of the CAP Transformation M4 Emerging Technology Team. He also has designed an innovative biopsy kit that extends a patient safety chain of custody to the bedside (patent pending). Dr. Booker received his MD in 1982 from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He also completed both his internship and residency with the Medical College of Georgia.

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.