College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 11, 2012

Contact: Julie Monzo
Phone: 800-323-4040, ext. 7538


Northfield, IL. – The College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded D. Robert Dufour, MD, FACB, FCAP, from Washington, D.C., the CAP Excellence in Education Award at a special ceremony held on September 9, 2012, in San Diego, Calif., at the College‚Äôs annual meeting, CAP ’12 — THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The College established the CAP Excellence in Education Award to recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions in the development of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) in support of CAP education for pathologists and/or laboratory professionals.  Dr. Dufour is recognized for his expertise and significant contributions in the planning, development, and delivery of the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program curricula. Dr. Dufour has been instrumental in numerous clinical pathology and education offerings.

“I am deeply honored to receive the CAP Excellence in Education Award,” said Dr. Dufour.  “Teaching others and helping them to develop as pathologists is the most rewarding aspect of my career.  I am humbled to receive an award for the work that I enjoy doing every day.”

A native of Milwaukee, Wis., Dr. Dufour received his BS in chemistry from Marquette University in 1971 and his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1975. He was accepted into the residency training program in pathology at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Dufour is a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology and in chemical pathology.

Dr. Dufour is consultant in pathology and hepatology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and an emeritus professor of pathology at George Washington University. He has authored one book, edited several others, and written more than 200 papers, abstracts, books, and book chapters, with a major focus on endocrine testing and liver disease. Dr. Dufour has received numerous educational awards, including the 1999 Outstanding Contributions in Education award from the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC). Currently, Dr. Dufour serves as the vice chair of the CAP Accreditation Education Committee and as a member of the Clinical Pathology Education Committee, as well as the state commissioner for 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 18,000 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.