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

The College of American Pathologists Foundation Honors Lexington Pathologist with Leadership Development Award

Northfield, IL.—Ranjana Arora, MBBS, MD, MPH, a pathologist from Lexington, Ky., was awarded with the College of American Pathologists Foundation Leadership Development Award at a special ceremony held in Dallas on September 10, 2011, at CAP ’11 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The CAP Foundation’s Leadership Development Award introduces young pathologists to the specialty’s issues and leadership opportunities at the institutional, local, state, and national levels. The award objective is to enhance the education and experience of award recipients by immersing them in the concerns confronting medicine, particularly the specialty of pathology.

While participating as an active member of the College, Dr. Arora is also involved in numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Pathology, the American Society of Microbiology, and the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists. In addition, Dr. Arora’s influential work has been published in peer-reviewed journals; she has presented her research and case reports at national and international meetings; and she has also won several research awards, including the Gold Medal and Dr. Kusum Pandit Memorial Award for Best MD Thesis in 2000. In 2005, Dr. Arora authored Review of Microbiology, a guide for residents and medical students preparing for their boards. Dr. Arora was also a recipient of College’s 2011 Futurescape Conference Award.

“It is an honor to be awarded the 2011 College of American Pathologists Foundation’s Leadership Development Award,” said Dr. Arora. “The Foundation is providing the nurture for future pathologists by harnessing their talent and supporting their quest to be the leaders.”

Dr. Arora is currently a resident at the University of Kentucky Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. While her master’s and doctoral research focused on pulmonary and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis, she is interested in pursuing molecular pathology and hematopathology.

Dr. Arora received her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and her MD in microbiology from University College of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. After receiving her MD, she went on to become one of the youngest consultants by the World Health Organization for their Disease Surveillance Program. She then continued her education, receiving a Masters in Public Health in epidemiology from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston.

The CAP Foundation champions patient-centered and humanitarian roles for pathologists. The Foundation connects people, especially those in need, to the specialized, lifesaving skills of pathologists. One of the Foundation’s most significant humanitarian funding efforts, the See, Test & Treat™ program, provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings to women in medically underserved communities throughout the United States.

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.