College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 12, 2011

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

Carolyn Barth
800-323-4040, ext. 7185

Oklahoma City Pathologist Receives College of American Pathologists Distinguished Patient Care Award

NORTHFIELD, ILL.—The College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded David M. Parham M.D., FCAP, a pathologist from Oklahoma City, Okla., with the CAP Distinguished Patient Care Award at a special ceremony held in Dallas on September 10, 2011, at CAP ’11 — THE Pathologists’Meeting™.

Dr. Parham was recognized for his focus on expanding the knowledge and understanding of diseases, especially those afflicting children. His work in pediatric pathology includes extensive research into children’s cancer with a specific focus on soft tissue tumors. Dr. Parham has mentored numerous colleagues and trainees in the talents and skills needed to better patient care and improve children’s health.

“I am greatly honored to be recognized by my peers with the Distinguished Patient Care Award,” said Dr. Parham. “We share tremendous responsibilities as the guardians of the diagnosis, and I encourage general pathologists to take an interest in prenatal and childhood diseases.”

Dr. Parham is currently a pediatric pathologist at the Children’s Hospital at Oklahoma University Medical Center and the director of Pediatric Pathology at the Oklahoma Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. In addition, he is a professor of Pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center also in Oklahoma City.

Dr. Parham graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He also received his M.D. from the University of Tennessee from the Center of the Health Sciences in Memphis. Dr. Parham completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis and went on to complete a fellowship in anatomic pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York 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.