College of American Pathologists

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Published on September 27, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Barth

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

John D. Milam, MD, FCAP, Receives Award for Positive Impact on the Pathology Profession

Northfield, IL.—John D. Milam, MD, FCAP, of Houston, Texas, 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. Milam is recognized for his outstanding service as vice speaker for the CAP House of Delegates and for his lifelong contributions to the College and pathology by serving as a member and chair of numerous committees and task forces.

“I am deeply grateful to the numerous physicians, scientists and colleagues who were my mentors throughout my more than 50 years of medical practice,” said Dr. Milam, “There were numerous dedicated medical technologists, assistants, and administrators with whom I worked that rendered unyielding support and help along the way.”

Currently, Dr. Milam serves as an emeritus professor of pathology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is also a clinical professor of pathology at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Milam is also an active staff member at Memorial Hermann Hospital, the Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, all of which are located in the Houston metropolitan area. Dr. Milam has been extensively involved with the CAP, serving on the House of Delegates for 35 years and as vice speaker of the House of Delegates for the past five years. He has also served as chair of the House of Delegates Reference Committees and Nominating Committee. In addition to the CAP, Dr. Milam has served as president of many other organizations, including the Texas Society of Pathologists, the American Association of Blood Banks, and the American Board of Pathology.

Dr. Milam attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he earned his BS. There, he also earned his MS before finishing his MD at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Milam completed his residency at Charity Hospital of Louisiana before a fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

The American Board of Pathology has certified Dr. Milam in anatomic and clinical pathology, and he holds licensure in Texas and Louisiana.

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.