College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 12, 2011

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


The College of American Pathologists Honors Richmond Pathologist with the Distinguished Service Award

NORTHFIELD, ILL.—The College of American Pathologists awarded David S. Wilkinson MD, PhD, FCAP, a pathologist from Richmond, Va., with the CAP Distinguished Service Award at a special ceremony held in Dallas on September 10, 2011, at CAP ’11 — THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

Dr. Wilkinson was recognized for his dedication to the improvement of laboratory performance and management for more than 30 years. His contributions include the advancement of the practice of molecular diagnostics, the advancement of the practice of medical laboratory management, and the countless mentoring of pathology residents, fellows, and faculty.

“I am deeply honored and humbled by this selection,” said Dr. Wilkinson. “I have enjoyed practicing pathology and I appreciate the opportunities the CAP has provided me to grow and learn about this great profession.”

Dr. Wilkinson is currently a professor of Pathology and Health Administration, chairman in the Department of Pathology, and director of the Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Va. He also is the laboratory director at the Virginia Commonwealth Health System in the Department of Pathology.

Dr. Wilkinson graduated with a BS in Chemistry from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin from the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research in Experimental Oncology and Pathology in Madison.

Dr. Wilkinson earned his MD at the University of Miami in Miami, Fla., and completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C.

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.