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) John R. Goldblum, MD, FCAP, from Cleveland, Ohio, received the CAP Excellence in Teaching 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 Teaching Award to individuals who contribute outstanding contributions as faculty for one or more education activities resulting in exceptional professional development opportunities for pathologists.  Dr. Goldblum was recognized for his expertise in anatomic and surgical pathology, particularly soft tissue pathology, and his effectiveness as a three-time faculty member at the College’s annual meeting.

“It is an honor to be a recipient of the CAP Excellence in Teaching Award,” said Dr. Goldblum. “I would like to sincerely thank my wife and four children for their support and patience to allow me the opportunity to teach, which is one of the things I truly love to do.”

Currently, Dr. Goldblum is chairman of the Department of Anatomic Pathology at  Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, one of the busiest pathology departments in the country with approximately 115,000 surgical specimens, 95,000 cytology specimens, and 40 staff members, in a completely sub-specialized department. He also is a professor of pathology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, also in Ohio.  

Dr. Goldblum specializes in the interpretation of biopsy and resection specimens in the fields of soft tissue pathology and gastrointestinal pathology for Cleveland Clinic patients as well as non-Cleveland Clinic patients throughout the United States and foreign countries. He is the co-author of the world's largest selling textbooks on soft tissue tumors and gastrointestinal pathology, including Enzinger and Weiss's Soft Tissue Tumors and Odze and Goldblum's Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver Biliary Tract, and Pancreas. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally in the field of anatomic pathology, and he has published more than 275 peer-reviewed articles

As an active member of the CAP, Dr. Goldblum served on the Surgical Pathology Committee. He also is a member of numerous other medical professional societies, including the Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists, the Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

After growing up in Pittsburgh, Dr. Goldblum received his bachelor's degree in biology and medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He went on to complete his residency in anatomic pathology serving as chief resident, and later he served as a fellow in surgical pathology under Dr. Sharon W. Weiss. The American Board of Pathology certifies Dr. Goldblum in anatomic pathology.

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.