College of American Pathologists

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Published on September 27, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Barth

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

Margaret S. Skinner, MD, FCAP, Receives Award for Positive Impact on the Pathology Profession

Northfield, IL.—Margaret S. Skinner, MD, FCAP, of Columbus, Ohio, 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.

Dr. Skinner is honored for her tireless contributions to the College as a member and chair of numerous committees and councils, including the Council on Practice and Education, the Council on Membership and Public Affairs, and the Election Oversight Committee. She also served on the CAP Board of Governors for six years.

“I would like to thank the members and staff of the College of American Pathologists for this great honor,” said Dr. Skinner. “Like many others have noted, I feel that I may have received more than I could possibly have given.”

Dr. Skinner served as a clinical associate professor of pathology at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., for 24 years. She also served at Palm Beach Pathology and was the medical director at Good Samaritan Hospital Laboratories in West Palm Beach, Fla.

In addition to her extensive involvement with the CAP, Dr. Skinner was a member of numerous associations, including the Florida Society of Pathologists, the Florida Medical Association, and the Dade County Medical Association. She is also a member of the Palm Beach County Medical Association, and she was awarded the Female Physician of the Year Award by the association in 1993.

Dr. Skinner attended the University of Miami before receiving her MD from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. She also was a resident there before completing a fellowship at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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.