College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 27, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Barth

The College of American Pathologists Honors New Mexico Pathologist with the Outstanding Service Award

Northfield, IL.—Andrew E. Horvath, MD, FCAP, of Albuquerque, N.M. received the Outstanding Service Award by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) at a ceremony held on September 25, in Chicago at CAP ’10 — THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The CAP established the award in honor of the College’s first president Frank W. Hartman, MD. Dr. Horvath was presented with the award to recognize his outstanding service to the College in developing and strengthening the College’s strategies and by guiding significant improvements in the overall governance and management of the College.

“My profound appreciation for this award reflects my high regard for CAP and all the professionals who continue to enrich my life,” said Dr. Horvath. “I am truly honored to receive this award and look forward to my continued work with the College to advance patient care and the specialty of pathology.”

Currently, Dr. Horvath is a clinical professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, N.M. He also serves on the board of directors for TriCore Reference Laboratories and is president of Pathology Associates of Albuquerque, P.A. Previously, Dr. Horvath served as president and chair of the board of directors for The Reference Laboratory, Inc.

He also was a member of the board of directors at Presbyterian Healthcare Services.

Dr. Horvath is an active member of the College of American Pathologists, serving on the Strategic Planning Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Executive Committee. In addition, he served as chair of the Risk Management Committee, and as a member on the Council on Laboratory Accreditation and on the SNOMED International Authority Committee.

Dr. Horvath studied biology and chemistry at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. before completing his MD at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison. Dr. Horvath then completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the National Institutes of Health, followed by a fellowship in hematology there, as well.

He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in clinical and anatomic pathology, as well as radioisotopic Pathology. Dr. Horvath holds licenses in Virginia New Mexico, and California.

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.