College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 27, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Barth

Kansas Pathologist Elected Governor of College of American Pathologists

National Pathologists’ Association Elects Richard R. Gomez, MD, FCAP

Northfield, IL.—Richard R. Gomez, 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™.

“I am deeply honored to be chosen by my peers to serve as a member of the CAP Board of Governors,” said Dr. Gomez. “We owe our patients and our fellow clinical colleagues excellence in diagnostic care and consultation. I look forward to serving the College in the role of governor and believe my extensive experience in both federal and state arenas will be a valuable asset to the College.”

Dr. Gomez currently serves as the medical director of Clinical Chemistry for St. Francis Health Center and Stormont Vail RMC, in Topeka, Kansas. He also is the medical director of Point of Care at St. Francis Health Center, and medical director of the laboratory at the Holton Community Hospital in Holton, Kansas. He also holds the position of vice chair, St. Francis Health Center Foundation Board, and is a member of the Foundation Board Governance Committee. He is a partner with Topeka Pathology Group, P.A..

Dr. Gomez has been a CAP fellow since 1991. He presently serves as the CAP chair of the Federal and State Affairs Committee and is an active member of the Executive Committee-Council on Government and Professional Affairs, and the Member and Public Communications Committee. Since January of 2008, he has served as deputy international commissioner for the CAP Commission on Laboratory Accreditation.

Presently, Dr. Gomez is the president of the Kansas Society of Pathologists and previously served as president of the Shawnee County Medical Society. National organization memberships include the American Society of Clinical Pathology, the American Medical Association, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and the American College of Physician Executives.

Dr. Gomez received his MD in 1985 from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Md. He completed his Internship and Residency with the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas and a Fellowship with the MD Anderson Cancer Center (surgical pathology) in Houston, Texas, and served in the US Army for 15 years (9 years as a pathologist). Dr. Gomez is board-certified 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.