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Published on September 27, 2010

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

The College of American Pathologists Selects New York Pathologist for its Resident of the Year Award

NORTHFIELD, ILL. —Alina Iuga, MD, a pathologist from New York, received the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Resident of the Year Award at a ceremony held on September 26, 2010, in Chicago at CAP ’10 — THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The CAP established the award in 2010 to recognize outstanding contributions by a CAP Junior Member to the specialty of pathology, to pathologists, and the general public. Dr. Iuga has shown a deep commitment to the field of pathology and serves as a role model for other residents to follow. She has demonstrated outstanding leadershipand management skills in her duties as a chief resident, as well as a CAP Residents Forum delegate.

“I am honored and humbled to receive the 2010 College of American Pathologists Resident of the Year Award,” said Dr. Iuga. “I was blessed to train with wonderful mentors that set an example of correctitude, kindness, and professionalism.”

Dr. Iuga is currently a resident in anatomic pathology at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, where she also served as chief resident. Previously, she served as a research fellow at the CBR Institute for Biomedical Research at Harvard Medical School. She has also been accepted for a future fellowship in surgical pathology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, as well as a fellowship in gastrointestinal pathology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.

In addition to the CAP, Dr. Iuga is a member of many other professional organizations, including the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the New York State Society of Pathologists, and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.

Dr. Iuga received her Baccalaureate Degree in mathematics and physics from B.P.Hasdeu National College in Buzau, Romania and was valedictorian of her class. She went on to graduate in the top five percent of her class of 700 from the Carol Davila University of Medicine in Bucharest, Romania. Dr. Iuga completed clinical rotations in surgery and emergency medicine at the University of Bristol in Briston, United Kingdom. She also completed clinical rotations in ophthalmology, cardiology, pneumology, and surgical emergency medicine at Claude Bernard University in Lyon, France.

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.