College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 27, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Barth

The College of American Pathologists Honors Apex Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard A. Savage, MD, FCAP, Receives Award for Positive Impact on the Pathology Profession

Northfield, IL.—Richard A. Savage, MD, FCAP, of Apex, N.C, formerly from Des Moines, Iowa, and Buffalo N.Y., was one of eight recipients of the 2010 College of American Pathologists (CAP) Lifetime Achievement Award recognized at a ceremony held on September 25, 2010, in Chicago at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’10 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The CAP presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to its members who have made a broad and positive impact on the pathology profession through contributions to one or more areas of the College over an extended period of time.

The College recognizes Dr. Savage for his strong support of CAP programs and guidelines over the years. He has been a CAP Fellow since the 1970s and has represented Ohio, New York, and Iowa in the CAP House of Delegates. Dr. Savage was also the editor of the former CAP newsletter Summing Up and the Q&A column in CAP TODAY.

“I am honored and humbled to be chosen to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the College,” said Dr. Savage. “I thank all my CAP colleagues for this opportunity and honor.”

Dr. Savage was a pathologist and department chair at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He was also an associate pathologist at Millard Fillmore Hospital System in Buffalo, N.Y..

Dr. Savage’s extensive involvement with the CAP includes service as the chair of the Hematology Resource Committee, as well as the Clinical Microscopy Ancillary Resource Committee. He has also served as a member of the Publications Committee, the Standards Committee, the Industry Committee, and the Federal and State Affairs Committee. He also served as a director of the CAP Foundation.

Dr. Savage earned his BA from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., followed by his MD from State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Savage then completed a fellowship and his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

The American Board of Pathologists has certified and recertified Dr. Savage in anatomic and clinical pathology with special competence in hematology. He also holds licensure in New York, Iowa, North Carolina, and Virginia.

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.