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

Georgia Pathologist Elected Governor of the College of American Pathologists

National Pathologist Association Elects Patrick E.T. Godbey, MD, FCAP

Northfield, IL.—Patrick E.T. Godbey, MD, FCAP of Brunswick, Georgia, was recently elected to his first full term as a member of the Board of Governors of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and was sworn in at a ceremony held in Grapevine, Texas, on Sept. 10, 2011, at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’11 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

“I am deeply honored to be chosen by my peers to serve as a member of the CAP Board of Governors,” said Dr. Godbey. “The delivery of health care is changing, the pace of change is increasing, and these changes will include tremendous financial reform that has the potential to greatly impact our profession. The College, directed by the Board of Governors, must be in a position to influence, guide, and prepare us for these changes.”

Currently, Dr. Godbey serves as Laboratory Director for Southeastern Pathology Associates, with locations in both Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia and for the Southeast Georgia Health System, located on the Brunswick Campus. He is also a member of the Clinical Faculty at the Medical College of Georgia, Department of Pathology, and the Coastal Georgia Community College, Laboratory Science department, located in Brunswick.

Dr. Godbey serves as a delegate for the CAP House of Delegates, Georgia delegation. Besides his CAP House of Delegates role, other professional positions held by Dr. Godbey include Board Chairman for the Camden County IPA, Steering Committee member for the State of Georgia Maternal Mortality Review Board, and Finance Committee member for the American Pathology Foundation.

In addition to his affiliation with the College of American Pathologists, Dr. Godbey is an active member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Pathology Foundation, the Georgia Association of Pathologists, the Glynn County Medical Society, the Medical Association of Georgia, and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.

Dr. Godbey received his MD in 1979 from the Medical College of Georgia, located in Augusta. He also completed both his internship (OB/GYN) and residency programs (OB/GYN and AP/CP) at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Godbey is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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.