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

Augusta Pathologist Selected as Pathologist of the Year by the College of American Pathologists

Northfield, IL.—C. Robert Baisden, MD, FCAP, was named the 2011 Pathologist of the Year at a ceremony held on September 11, 2011, in Dallas at CAP ’11 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

Dr. Baisden received the award, the College of American Pathologists’ highest honor, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the College’s expansion into international markets through his leadership and passionate efforts in the laboratory accreditation area.

“It is with a sense of appreciation and deep respect for the CAP members and staff that I accept this award,” said Dr. Baisden. “The worldwide success of the Laboratory Accreditation Program represents the College’s dedication to delivering high-quality patient care.”

Dr. Baisden has held numerous leadership positions within the College, having served as the state commissioner for Georgia for 17 years, and as the regional commissioner for the Gulf Region, where he was responsible for overseeing laboratory inspections. The College previously recognized Dr. Baisden in 2000, when he received the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award for his dedicated service in participating in more than 325 inspections for the program. He also served as delegate to the CAP House of Delegates.

Dr. Baisden is a professor and chief of clinical pathology emeritus, and currently serves as a pathologist on the medical Staff of the Georgia Health Sciences University Hospital.

Dr. Baisden received an AB in pre-medicine from West Virginia University in Morgantown. He received his MD from West Virginia University School of Medicine, where he went on to complete his residency in clinical pathology. He also completed a residency program in clinical pathology at the West Virginia University Hospital and a residency program in anatomic pathology at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

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.