College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 13, 2011

Julie Monzo
September 12, 2011
800-323-4040, ext. 7538

Carolyn Barth
800-323-4040, ext. 7185

College of American Pathologists Honors Orlando Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award

NORTHFIELD, ILL.—Diane D. Davey, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Orlando, Florida, 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. Davey is recognized for her tireless service and dedication to patients. She was one of the founding members of the CAP Cytopathology Resource Committee and served as the Committee’s chair from 1998-2001, having previously serviced as vice chair. Her focus is in cytopathology and hematopathology with her research concentrated on cervical cytology and new cytology laboratory techniques and quality improvement efforts for better patient care.

“I would like to thank the College for honoring me with the Lifetime Achievement Award,” Dr. Davey said. “Many great pathologists have mentored me over the years, and I am glad I have been able to give back to the profession.”

In addition to her involvement with CAP, Dr. Davey was the president of the American Society of Cytopathology from 2001-2002. She also has served on several committees of both the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and the American Cancer Society, and has developed management guidelines for Pap tests and the HPV vaccine. She has been an advisor for both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and serves on editorial boards for four journals, including Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

Dr. Davey is currently a professor of pathology and assistant dean in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando Florida. Dr. Davey is a practicing pathologist at the Orland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Davey serves as vice president and trustee for the American Board of Pathology and is a member of the Pathology Residency Review Committee for the ACGME.

Dr. Davey received a B.S. with distinction from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., before receiving a B.S. in Medicine from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.

She received her MD from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Davey completed her residency at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis and at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

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.