College of American Pathologists

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Published on September 27, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Barth

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

David C. Wilbur, MD, FCAP, Receives Award for Positive Impact on the Pathology Profession

Northfield, IL.—David C. Wilbur, MD, FCAP, of Boston, Mass., 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. Wilbur is recognized for his significant contributions to pathology and to the College. Most notably, he served as chair of the Cytopathology Resource Committee, where he was an integral part of the development of new products such as Web-based case studies, online cytopathology education, and a Web-based enhancement for the nongynecologic glass slide program. Dr. Wilbur is also an internationally recognized lecturer, has edited three major textbooks in cytopathology, and published more than 70 original peer-reviewed articles.

“I would very much like to thank the College for this award and for the opportunity to have served with so many dedicated pathologists, cytotechnologists, and staff members over the years,” said Dr. Wilbur. “If I have been successful it is because I have had the good fortune of being associated with such outstanding individuals.”

Dr. Wilbur is currently a professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and the director of the cytopathology division at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. In addition to the College of American Pathologists, Dr. Wilbur is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Society of Cytopathology, the American Medical Association, the International Academy of Cytology, the American Society of Clinical Pathology, and the US-Canadian Academy of Pathology. He also serves on the editorial board for six scientific journals.

Dr. Wilbur attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he received his BA in natural science and biology. He then received his MD from the University of Rochester, where he also completed his residency. Following this, Dr. Wilbur completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn.

The American Board of Pathology has certified Dr. Wilbur in anatomic and clinical pathology with added qualification in cytopathology. He also holds licenses in New York and Massachusetts.

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.