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 Rochester Pathologist with the Public Service Award

NORTHFIELD, ILL.—Henry A. Homburger, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Rochester, Minn., 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.

Since joining the CAP in 1978 as a member of the CAP Chemistry Committee, Dr. Homburger held several leadership positions on numerous CAP councils and committees. He served as chair of the Commission in Clinical Pathology, the Diagnostic Immunology Committee, and the Cell Marker Committee. He also has served as an advisor to the Molecular Pathology Committee. Over three decades, Dr. Homburger has served on the Council on Scientific Affairs, Publication Committee, Surveys Committee, Information Sciences and Technology Committee, Quality Improvement Committee, Strategy Management Committee, and the Education Committee. He is currently a member of the Diagnostic Immunology Committee.

“I am very pleased and greatly honored to receive the CAP 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award,” Dr. Homburger said. “Like previous recipients of this award, I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to my mentors within the College who introduced me to the unique value of membership and participation in College activities.”

Presently, Dr. Homburger is the laboratory director at the Phadia Immunology Reference Laboratory in Kalamazoo, Mich. He is also a professor emeritus of laboratory medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn., where he previously practiced until retiring in 2008.

Dr. Homburger received both his BS with distinction and his MD with distinction from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. He began his postgraduate training with an internship in pathology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester. Dr. Homburger completed his residency in pathology at the University of California at San Francisco and at the Mayo Graduate School of 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.