College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 12, 2011

Contact: Julie Monzo
College of American Pathologists
800-323-4040 ext. 7538


Carolyn Barth
Phone: 800-323-4040, ext 7185

College of American Pathologists Names Nova Scotia Doctor Pathology Resident of the Year

Northfield, IL.—The College of American Pathologists honored Thomas Arnason, MD, a pathology resident physician from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, with the prestigious Resident of the Year Award at a special ceremony held in Dallas on September 11, 2011, at CAP ’11 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

Dr. Arnason was recognized for his significant contributions to the CAP through his service as a member on the CAP Council on Accreditation. In this role, Dr. Arnason provided important input in changes to CAP 2010 accreditation checklist items and laboratory accreditation program strategic decisions. His efforts will contribute to the delivery of improved patient care.

“I am humbled to accept the CAP Resident of Year award from my mentors and colleagues,” said Dr. Arnason. “The educational experience of serving on the Council on Accreditation far outweighed the value of my personal contributions.”

Dr. Arnason is currently in the Anatomical Pathology Residency training program at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Arnason will begin a fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology and research starting in July 2012 at Massachusetts General Hospital, affiliated with Harvard University in Boston.

Dr. Arnason graduated with a BSc in biology from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario—receiving the University’s silver medal for his outstanding academic achievements. Dr. Arnason went on to receive his MD from the University of Ottawa. His pathology research, funded in part by a CAP foundation resident research grant, has been accepted for publication in five peer-reviewed journals in 2010-2011.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care.