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Published on September 12, 2011

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Julie Monzo
September 12, 2011
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Carolyn Barth
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Washington Pathologist Elected Governor of the College of American Pathologists
National pathologist association elects Stephen J. Sarewitz, MD, FCAP

NORTHFIELD, ILL.—Stephen J. Sarewitz, MD, FCAP of Renton, Washington 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 Dallas on September 10, 2011, at CAP ’11 — THE Pathologists’Meeting™.

“I am honored to be chosen to serve as a member of the CAP Board of Governors,” said Dr. Sarewitz. “The challenges that our specialty now faces are unprecedented in their number, scope, and potential impact. I want to help the College meet these challenges, so that my younger colleagues can have careers that will be as deeply satisfying as mine has been.”

Dr. Sarewitz presently serves as a member of the CAP’s Accreditation Education Committee, focusing on the Quality Monitors and Tiered Inspection Working Groups. He also provides support as an advisor to the Checklist Committee. Previous CAP leadership experience includes Chair of the Checklist Committee, Vice Chair of the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation, and CAP House of Delegates (Washington delegation). Additionally, Dr. Sarewitz has been a member of the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation Committee, the Grading Task Force, and the Gynecologic Cytopathology Monitoring Working Group.

In addition to his association with the College of American Pathologists, Dr. Sarewitz is an active member of the Pacific Northwest Society of Pathologists and Washington State Society of Pathologists. He has also been a recipient of the Dr. Harold Lee Meierhof Memorial Prize from Columbia University for outstanding achievement in pathology.

Dr. Sarewitz received his MD in 1975 from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York. He completed both his residency and internship with the Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, and his fellowship with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

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.