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 Wichita Falls Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award

NORTHFIELD, ILL.—Susan M. Strate, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Wichita Falls, Texas, 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.

In her many roles with the CAP, Dr. Strate has served on numerous committees, including the Practice Management Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Economic Affairs Committee. In addition, she has served as an inspector in the Laboratory Accreditation Program for more than 25 years and has served in the House of Delegates for nearly two decades.

“I am deeply honored to receive the CAP Lifetime Achievement Award,” Dr. Strate said. “Thank you to the CAP and its members for all you do for the pathology profession and for patients. I look forward to many more years of service to pathologists, the medical profession and our patients.”

Dr. Strate is currently the medical director at Kell West Regional Hospital Laboratory, Sheppard Air Force Base Ambulatory Care Facility Laboratory, Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District Laboratory, and North Texas Medical Laboratory, all in Wichita Falls, Texas. She is also a consulting physician at the Hamilton Hospital in Olney, Texas, at the Faith Community Hospital in Jacksboro, Texas, and at the Seymour Hospital in Seymour, Texas. She also serves as pathologist for the United Regional Health Care System, also in Wichita Falls.

In addition to her roles with the College, Dr. Strate is also actively involved in several national, state, and local professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, and the Wichita County Medical Society, in which she has held many leadership positions. Dr Strate exemplifies lifelong involvement as patient and physician advocate, for which she received the Wichita General Hospital Phillip A. Carpenter Memorial Award in 1997 and the Wichita County Medical Society Distinguished Service Award in 2010.

Dr. Strate attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln as an undergraduate majoring in premed and premedical technology. She received her MD from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha. She completed an internship and her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Texas Health Center in Dallas.

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.