College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 13, 2011

Contact: Julie Monzo
College of American Pathologists
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Carolyn Barth
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The College of American Pathologists Honors Hershey Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award

Northfield, IL.—William J. Castellani MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Hershey, Pa., was awarded with the College of American Pathologists Lifetime Achievement Award at a special ceremony held in Dallas on September 12, 2011, at CAP ’11 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The CAP presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to its members who have made a broad and positive impact on patient care through the specialty of pathology.

Dr. Castellani is recognized for his significant contributions to the CAP’s Laboratory Accreditation program having participated in more than 50 CAP inspections throughout his 25 years of service.

Currently, Dr. Castellani holds several leadership positions, serving as Interregional Commissioner for the Laboratory Accreditation Program, chair of the CAP 15189 Committee, and vice chair of the Standards Committee. He also serves on a work group of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as CAP liaison and as an expert member on the US Technical Advisory Group. Dr. Castellani also is a member of the Diagnostic Intelligence and Health Information Technology Committee (DIHIT) and the Checklist Committee. Throughout his service to the College, Dr. Castellani has served on numerous committees and councils, including serving as chair of the Instrumentation Resource Committee.

“I would like to thank the College of American Pathologists for the honor of the Lifetime Achievement Award,” Dr. Castellani said. “It is an honor to be recognized by my peers and colleagues for work that I am deeply committed.”

e Dr. Castellani is the medical director of clinical chemistry and a professor of pathology at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa. In addition to his active involvement in the College and patient care and academic activities, Dr. Castellani also is a consultant with the US Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Castellani received a BS in Life Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as a clinical chemistry fellowship, from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, he studied as a postdoctoral student in the Department of Biometry at Case Western Reserve University also in Cleveland.

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.