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 Selects New York Pathologist for Excellence in Education Award

NORTHFIELD, ILL.—David G. Hicks, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Rochester, N.Y., received the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Excellence in Education Award at a ceremony held in Dallas on September 13, 2011, at CAP ’11 — THE Pathologists’Meeting™.

The CAP established the award to recognize outstanding contributions in the development of Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Education activities in support of CAP Education. Dr. Hicks designed, developed, and presented the Breast Predictive Factors Testing Advanced Practical Pathology Program, a rigorous program offering 26.5 category 1 CME credits that gives pathologists the ability to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to provide accurate evaluations and interpretations of breast cancer predictive factors for greater patient care.

β€œIt has been a privilege and an honor to join forces with Dr. Elizabeth Hammond and the outstanding team of CAP education staff to develop programs designed to enhance the care for breast cancer patients,” said Dr. Hicks. β€œI am humbled to be recognized for work to which I am deeply committed.”

Dr. Hicks is currently the Director of Surgical Pathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y. In addition to his activity with the CAP, Dr. Hicks is also a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, where he regularly presents workshops and platform presentations.

Dr. Hicks graduated from Canisius College of Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y., with a B.A. in Biology. He received his MD with honor and distinction from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, N.Y. Dr. Hicks began his postgraduate training as an intern in the Department of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Penn. Dr. Hicks also completed his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

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.