College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 27, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Barth

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

Northfield, IL.—Susan D. Rollins, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Johnson City, Tenn., has been honored with 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 award, established to recognize outstanding contributions in the development of Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Education activities in support of CAP Education, was given to Dr. Rollins for her participation in the development of the 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 knowledge and skills to assume new roles in practice.

“During this venture, I have learned much from my colleagues and hope that they have learned a little from me while becoming acquainted with outstanding pathologists taking our course,” said Dr. Rollins.

Dr. Rollins currently serves as medical director of the Outpatient Cytopathology Center in Johnson City, Tenn. She is also laboratory director of State of Franklin Healthcare Associates Laboratory.

Dr. Rollins is an active member of the CAP, serving as an inspector for the Laboratory Accreditation Program for many years. She is also a member of numerous other professional organizations, including the American Society of Cytopathology and the International Academy of Cytology, and she is a founding member of the Papanicolaou Society of Cytology.

Dr. Rollins attended Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., where she received her BS.

She then received her MD from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Dr.Rollins completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. She followed with a fellowship in surgical pathology at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, a fellowship in cytopathology at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in clinical cytopathology at Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

The American Board of Pathology has certified Dr. Rollins 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.