College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 27, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Barth

The College of American Pathologists Honors Los Angeles Pathologist with the Distinguished Service and Lansky Awards

Northfield, IL.—Mahul B. Amin, MD, FCAP, of Los Angeles, Calif., was recognized with two outstanding awards—the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Distinguished Service Award and the CAP Foundation Lansky Award—at a ceremony held on September 25, in Chicago at CAP ’10 — THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding contributions to both the practice of pathology and to the College of American Pathologists. The CAP Foundation’s Lansky award, in honor of Herbert Lansky, MD, is presented to a board certified pathologist who has demonstrated respected leadership consistent with the goals of the CAP Foundation (CAPF) and who has made significant contributions to the field of pathology.

The CAP presented Dr. Amin with these awards for his outstanding contributions to the practice of pathology and to the CAP through his collaborative work in developing the CAP Cancer Protocols. In addition, he is a leading advocate for the practice of pathology and cancer care for patients. Dr. Amin has been a strong speaker on cancer topics at numerous CAP meetings and has actively contributed to a number of CAP educational programs.

“Thank you for these great professional honors,” said Dr. Amin. “As a committed member of the College of American Pathologists throughout my career, I am constantly marveled by the great impact the College has on our discipline and patients.”

Dr. Amin currently serves as professor and chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is also president and CEO of Consultants for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, a private pathology group contracted to provide laboratory services to Cedars-Sinai. Previously, Dr. Amin served as director of surgical pathology, as well as professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, urology, hematology, and oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He was also the associate director of cancer pathogenomics at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta.

Dr. Amin attended GS Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital in Bombay, India, where he received his MBBS and completed a clinical internship. While there, he was also house officer, registrar, and lecturer of pathology before completing his MD. Dr. Amin then completed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit before completing a fellowship in surgical pathology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

The College of American Pathologists Foundation promotes science and education in an effort to improve the delivery of pathology services to patients and expand medical research and funding of individual research projects through sponsorship of the Scholars Research Fellowship Program.

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.