College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 27, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Barth

Massachusetts Pathologist Re-Elected Governor of College of American Pathologists

National Pathologists’ Association Re-elects Richard C. Friedberg, MD, PhD, FCAP

Northfield, IL.—Richard C. Friedberg, MD, PhD, FCAP was recently re-elected to his second three year 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 once again serve the membership of the College and the profession of pathology as a member of the CAP Board of Governors,” said Dr. Friedberg. “As a governor, I hope to continue to work with CAP leadership to advocate on behalf of pathologists and pathology to help advance the profession to ensure the delivery of high quality patient care.”

Currently, Dr. Friedberg is the chair of the Department of Pathology at Baystate Health, Inc., and medical director for Baystate Reference Laboratories. Both organizations are located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Friedberg also holds the position of professor and deputy chair of the Department of Pathology at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.

As an active member of the CAP, Dr. Friedberg currently serves as chair of the Strategy Management Committee and vice chair of the Council on Accreditation, and is an active member of numerous other committees and subcommittees at the College. He is also a recipient of the CAP Foundation’s prestigious Lansky award, which are presented annually to a board-certified pathologist who has demonstrated respected leadership consistent with the goals of the Foundation and who has made significant contributions to the field of pathology.

In addition to the College of American Pathologists, Dr. Friedberg has been an active member of numerous professional societies, including the American Association of Blood Banks, the American College of Physician Executives, the American Medical Association, the American Pathology Foundation, the American Society of Hematology, the Hampden District Medical Society, the Massachusetts Medical Society, and the Massachusetts Society of Pathologists.

Dr. Friedberg received his MD in 1988 from the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N. C. He completed his residency in the department of Pathology at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville, Va., advancing to the position of chief resident. He also completed a fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at the same academic institution.

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.