College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 27, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Barth

The College of American Pathologists Honors Boston Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award

James L. Connolly, MD, FCAP, Receives Award for Positive Impact on the Pathology Profession

Northfield, IL.—James L. Connolly, MD, FCAP, of Jamaica Plain, Mass., was one of eight recipients of the 2010 College of American Pathologists (CAP) Lifetime Achievement Award recognized at a ceremony held on September 25, 2010, in Chicago at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’10 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The CAP presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to its members who have made a broad and positive impact on the pathology profession through contributions to one or more areas of the College over an extended period of time.

Dr. Connolly is recognized for his strong support of CAP programs and guidelines over the years. He has co-authored numerous papers that provide CAP guidance to pathologists for the reporting of breast cancers. He has been a leading speaker at numerous CAP meetings and has served as a faculty member for CAP breast cancer educational programs. Additionally, Dr. Connolly has served as an ambassador for the CAP on the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and is the past president of the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology.

“I would like to thank my colleagues from the College of American Pathologists for this prestigious award,” said Dr. Connolly, “The College of American Pathologists is an outstanding organization that continues to set the standards for the practice of pathology.”

Dr. Connolly is a professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and currently serves as director of the Pathology Residency Training Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is also a staff pathologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a senior pathologist at Beth Israel Hospital, and a consultant in pathology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, all in Boston. Previously, Dr. Connolly was director of anatomic pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

In addition to his active involvement with the CAP, Dr. Connolly is also a member of many other professional societies, including the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology, the USCAP, the New England Cancer Society, and the New England Society of Pathologists. Dr. Connolly also serves on the editorial board for many professional journals including Modern Pathology, the Breast Journal, the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, and Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

Dr. Connolly attended Merimack College in North Andover, Mass., where he received his BA. He continued at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn., where he completed his MD. Dr. Connolly completed a residency in pathology at Beth Israel Hospital, where he was also chief resident.

The American Board of Pathology has certified Dr. Connolly in anatomic pathology. He holds licensure in Massachusetts.

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.