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 Salt Lake City Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award

NORTHFIELD, ILL.—Ronald L. Weiss, MD, MBA, FCAP, a pathologist from Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.

Dr. Weiss was recognized for his extensive contributions to the profession and to CAP, and for his role in education as a mentor to many entering the profession. Since joining the College in1984, Dr. Weiss has been an active member in the CAP House of Delegates as the Utah representative. In addition, he has participated in the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, contributing as an inspector. Dr. Weiss also has served as a member of the CAP’s Laboratory Fiscal Management Committee and the Economic Affairs Committee. Currently, he is actively involved in many of the CAP’s Transformation work groups and serves as the state issues advisor for Utah.

“I humbly thank the Council on Membership and Professional Development, the CAP Board of Governors, and officers of the College for inclusion in such a prestigious group of past and current honorees,” Dr. Weiss said.

Dr. Weiss presently is a professor of pathology and a staff hematopathologist at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. Dr. Weiss also serves as the director of faculty outreach for Technology Ventures Development, also at the University of Utah. Dr. Weiss has previously served on the executive management team of the University’s ARUP Laboratories, including as chief medical officer/director of laboratories, and president/chief operating officer.

In addition to his service to the College, Dr. Weiss is involved in numerous professional societies and is an active leader in community service with the University of Utah School of Business National Advisory Board, University of Utah Commercialization Advisory Board and Executive Board, and the Utah Technology Council Life Sciences P2P Workshop. Dr. Weiss is past chairman of the board of the American Clinical Laboratory Association and past president of the American Pathology Foundation.

Dr. Weiss received a BS in general science from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He went on to receive his Master of Science in medical microbiology from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebr., where he went on earn his MD cum laude. Dr. Weiss completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and a fellowship in medical microbiology from the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals in Salt Lake City. Dr. Weiss also received an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Utah.

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.