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

The College of American Pathologists Honors Atlanta Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award

NORTHFIELD, ILL.—Paul S. Fekete, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Atlanta, Ga., was awarded with the College of American Pathologists Lifetime Achievement Award at a special ceremony held in Dallas on September 13, 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. Fekete was recognized for his key role in the tremendous growth of the Competency Assessment Program, his passion to improve laboratory quality and his entrepreneurial style, which have provided an outstanding model for the practice of laboratory medicine and the CAP.

“I am delighted and grateful to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of American Pathologists for my work with the CAP’s Competency Assessment Program,” said Dr. Fekete. “I feel privileged for the opportunity to contribute to the evolution of this much-needed program in the years ahead.”

Dr. Fekete has been a member of the CAP since 2003 and has served as an advisor and member of the CAP Education Committee, as well as an active member of the CAP Curriculum Committee. Dr. Fekete’s contributions have included expanding the curriculum, enhancing course objectives to align with the scope of service and test activities in the clinical laboratory, improving system capabilities, and offering a selection of OSHA compliance courses to round out the program’s course offerings.

Currently Dr. Fekete is President of Gwinnett Pathology Associates, PC, which provides pathology services to the Gwinnett Hospital System in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, Dr. Fekete also serves as president of MediaLab, also located in Atlanta. MediaLab is a strategic alliance partner to the CAP and a provider of online safety training, compliance courses, and continuing education to clinical laboratories and medical technologists. In addition to his duties with the CAP, Dr. Fekete is an active member of the Georgia Association of Pathologists, and he has held the office of president of the Atlanta Society of Pathologists. He is a well-respected presenter and has authored many peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Fekete received his BA in chemistry from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, and completed his MD at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed a four-year combined anatomic and clinical pathology residency in the Department of Pathology at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta. Dr. Fekete also completed a fellowship in cytopathology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

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.