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Published on September 27, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Barth
E-mail: media@cap.org

The College of American Pathologists Honors Minneapolis Pathologist with the Distinguished Patient Care Award

Northfield, IL.—Lawrence J. Burgart, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Minneapolis, Minn. was honored with the College of American Pathologists Distinguished Patient Care Award at a ceremony held on September 25, in Chicago at CAP ’10 — THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

Dr. Burgart was recognized for his outstanding contribution to patient care as a superb educator and diagnostic pathologist specializing in the fields of gastrointestinal, liver, and general surgical pathology. He has been a co-author for several CAP Cancer Protocols. He has also worked closely with CAP staff to develop a number of new programs, such as the certificate programs for select areas of pathology, which are expected to improve patient care and help standardize the practice of pathology.

“I am honored to receive the Distinguished Patient Care Award,” said Dr. Burgart. “I would like to thank my colleagues and the CAP for their continued support.”

Dr. Burgart currently serves as a staff pathologist at Hospital Pathology Associates in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. He is a clinical professor of pathology at the University of Minnesota College of Medicine. Previously, Dr. Burgart served as chair of the division of anatomic pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Dr. Burgart is a member of many professional organizations in addition to the CAP, including the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, and the Minnesota Society of Pathology.

After receiving his BS in biochemistry with distinction from Iowa State University in Ames, Dr. Burgart attended the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City, where he completed his MD. He then completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, before completing a fellowship in GI/Liver and surgical pathology at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.

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.