Published on October 5, 2011
September 12, 2011
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North Carolina Pathologist Elected College of American Pathologists President
National pathologist association elects Stanley J. Robboy, MD, FCAP
NORTHFIELD, ILL.—Stanley J. Robboy, MD, FCAP, of Durham, N.C., was sworn in as president of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) on September 10, 2011, at CAP ’11 — THE Pathologists’Meeting™.
“Being selected to serve as the College’s president is truly the highlight of my career,” said Dr. Robboy. “I look forward to continuing to support the College’s transformation efforts to advance training in sub-specialties and new procedures. I am committed to promoting the integration of these programs into emerging technological fields, such as molecular diagnostics, to help our members better serve patients.”
For more than 36 years, Dr. Robboy has been an active member of the College, serving as CAP’s president elect since 2009, while acting as a professor and Vice Chair for Diagnostic Pathology at Duke University in Durham, N.C. Prior to his tenure as president elect, he served as a member of the CAP Board of Governors and as vice chair of the Council on Membership and Public Affairs. He is an active member on 25 councils and committees at the CAP, including the Council on Government and Professionals Affairs, the Education Committee, the Executive Leadership Development Committee, and the Professional and Economic Affairs Committee.
Dr. Robboy has held leadership positions with a number of other professional organizations, serving as a board member for the Massachusetts and New Jersey pathology societies, the Maimonides Society, Compudyne, Inc., and Pamet Systems, Inc.
He received a gubernatorial appointment on the Commission on Cancer Research for the state of New Jersey, and served as president for the Arthur Prudy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists. He has supported several pathology and medical publications as a board member as well, including Human Pathology, the International Journal of Gynecologic Pathology, Pathology Research and Practice, Gynecologic Oncology, and InScight. At the present time, he serves as chief author and editor for the textbook, Robboy’s Pathology of the Female Reproductive Tract.
Dr. Robboy is an active member of numerous pathology based associations, including the American Pathology Foundation, the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology, the Association of Pathology Chairs, and the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists. He is also a member of several state pathology organizations, including California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Texas.
He is well known for having pioneered the unraveling of the DES story (diethylstilbestrol), a drug administered to women during the 1940s and ‘50s for high risk pregnancy, where a very small percentage of the exposed daughters developed vaginal cancer several decades later.
Dr. Robboy received his medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass.
He is board certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology with the American Board of Medical Management.
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.