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Published on September 27, 2010

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

The College of American Pathologists Selects New Jersey Pathologist for Excellence in Education Award

Northfield, IL.—Mikhail Tismenetsky, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Englewood, N.J., received the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Excellence in Education Award at a ceremony held on September 26, in Chicago at CAP ’10 — THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The CAP established the award to recognize outstanding contributions in the development of Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Education activities in support of CAP education. Dr. Tismenetsky is recognized for his team’s development of the CAP Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Certificate Program. The two-day workshop, a key activity of the College’s Transformation initiative, provides interested pathologists with the means to acquire new knowledge and skills to help them provide better patient care.

“CAP has put a lot of effort into revitalizing FNA technique. With the addition of ultrasound technology to fine needle aspiration, we are able to provide patients with a highly effective and efficient diagnostic method,” said Dr. Tismenetsky. “It is a great honor to receive this award alongside with my esteemed colleagues. I would like to thank them, as well as the CAP staff for their continued support.”

Dr. Tismenetsky currently serves as an assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and he is also an attending pathologist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, N.J.

Dr. Tismenetsky graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit with a BS in chemistry cum laude. He continued at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, where he received his MD. Dr. Tismenetsky then completed his residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in oncologic surgical pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

The American Board of Pathology has certified Dr. Tismenetsky in anatomic and clinical pathology, and he holds licenses in New York and New Jersey.

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.