College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 27, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Barth

Michigan Pathologist Re-Elected Governor of College of American Pathologists

National Pathologists’ Association Re-elects Paul Valenstein, MD, FCAP

Northfield, IL.—Paul N. Valenstein, MD, 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™.

“I am honored 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. Valenstein. “I view good governance as a cooperative endeavor. Strengthening relationships with other pathologist organizations, academic institutions, and associations servicing medical specialties and laboratory professionals is essential to improve the overall quality of patient care.”

Dr. Valenstein practices clinical pathology and anatomic pathology at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he leads a group of thirteen pathologists and two pathologist assistants. He is also a managing partner with Pathology and Laboratory Management Associates, a division of Michigan Multispecialty Physicians, P.C., and has served as chairman of the Board of Directors for Michigan Multispecialty Physicians since 2008. Other current professional appointments in Ann Arbor, Michigan, include president of Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories, chief operating officer with Michigan Cotenancy Laboratories, and director of Microbiology and Informatics—Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital.

As an active member of the CAP, Dr. Valenstein currently serves as chair of the Scientific Affairs Committee. He also serves as a member of several other committees within the College, including the CAP Executive Committee, the Council on Accreditation, the Committee on Laboratory Quality Improvement for the 21st Century, the Finance Committee, and the Risk Management Committee.

In addition to the College of American Pathologists, Dr. Valenstein is a current member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the American Society of Microbiology. Dr. Valenstein received his MD in 1985 from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his internship and residency at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

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.