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CAP Home > CAP Media Center > CAP News Release Index > Chicago Pathologist Receives College of American Pathologists CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award

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Published on September 11, 2012

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


Northfield, IL. – The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Jay F. Schamberg, MD, FCAP, from Chicago, Ill., the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award at a special ceremony held on September 9, 2012, in San Diego, Calif., at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’12 — THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

Jay F. Schamberg is recognized for his support, service, and leadership of the CAP Laboratory Accreditation program for more than 35 years.

“I am honored to be the 17th recipient of the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award established in honor of Major General Joseph M. Blumberg.” ” said Dr. Schamberg “I am grateful for the mentors and friends I have worked with while doing the College’s work.”

Dr. Schamberg trained in pathology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and at the University of Vermont in Burlington. For 17 years he practiced pathology in Milwaukee, Wis., the last 10 as director of laboratory services at West Allis Memorial Hospital. In September 1995, he accepted a position as vice president of laboratory services for Aurora Health Care, an integrated health system serving eastern Wisconsin. His responsibilities included the integration of hospital and clinic laboratories with 900 employees and 31 pathologists into a single laboratory organization.

In May 2000, Dr. Schamberg became general manager of ACL Clinical Laboratories, a partnership between Advocate Health Care in Chicago and Aurora Health Care. ACL serves 25 hospitals, has 3,000 employees, and an annual expense in excess of $300M. Eighty pathologists support ACL. Dr. Schamberg had both medical and operational responsibilities.

In 2007, Dr. Schamberg accepted the position of vice president of Medical Operations for the Metro Region of Aurora Health Care.

Dr. Schamberg served on the CAP Board of Governors from 2003–2011. In 2011, he accepted a position as senior medical advisor for the CAP international program focusing on China.

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.

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