College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 27, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Barth

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

Northfield, IL.—Miguel A. Sanchez, 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. Sanchez 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.

“The CAP shows great foresight in establishing a course for ultrasound guided fine need aspiration biopsies,” said Dr. Sanchez. “Ultrasound technology has advanced tremendously and to combine the techniques of ultrasound and fine needle aspiration biopsy will only improve and enhance the benefits and utility of both diagnostic methods.”

Dr. Sanchez currently serves as medical director of the Cytodiagnostics and Breast Care Center in Englewood, New Jersey, as well as associate professor of pathology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Previously, he was a clinical associate professor of pathology at the New York University Medical School.

Dr. Sanchez is an active member of the CAP, as well as many other professional organizations, including the International Academy of Pathology, the American Society of Cytopathology, and the Society for Health and Human Values. He is also a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.

Dr. Sanchez earned his MD from the University of Madrid Medical School in Spain. He was then a resident in pathology at Englewood Hospital in Englewood and Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Following this, Dr. Sanchez completed a fellowship in pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City before serving as chief resident at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, also in New York City.

The American Board of Pathology certifies Dr. Sanchez in anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as cytopathology.

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.