College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 27, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Barth

The College of American Pathologists Selects Louisiana Pathologist for Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award

Northfield, IL.—R. Bruce Williams, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Shreveport, La., has been honored with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award at a ceremony held on September 26, in Chicago at CAP ’10 — THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The award, established in honor of Major General Joseph M. Blumberg, MD, was given to Dr. Williams for his exceptional and outstanding service to the College of American Pathologists’ Laboratory Accreditation Program, specifically beginning in 1986 as a State Commissioner for Louisiana. He continued to serve the Accreditation Program as the South Central Regional Commissioner from 1990 until 2005. He was selected as chair of the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation in 2006, and led the Commission until 2009. Dr. Williams was involved in almost every aspect of the program from leading inspection teams, drafting Accreditation Checklist questions, being interviewed by reporters, and leading speaking engagements at national meetings.

“My involvement in the LAP has been the single most rewarding professional experience I have had,” said Dr. Williams, “I would like to thank the entire CAP, for their support, dedication, expertise, passion, and commitment to continue General Blumberg’s vision of making the CAP LAP the worldwide gold standard for Laboratory Accreditation.”

Dr. Williams currently serves as lab director of Minden Medical Center in Minden, La. He also is currently a partner and a member of the Executive Committee of The Delta Pathology Group, LLC, Omega Diagnostics, LLC, and Pathology Resource Network.

Dr. Williams is a clinical associate professor of pathology at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport as well.

Dr. Williams has served on numerous committees of the CAP, and he currently serves as a member of the CAP Board of Governors and vice chair of the Council on Membership and Professional Development. In addition to the CAP, Dr. Williams is a member of many other professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the Louisiana State Medical Society, the Shreveport Medical Society, and the Louisiana Pathology Society.

Dr. Williams graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in molecular biology before completing his MD at the Vanderbilt University Medical School. He then began his residency in pathology there, finishing at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport.

The American Board of Pathology has certified Dr. Williams in anatomic and clinical pathology. He also holds certification by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.

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.