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) Foundation awarded Oleksandr Kryvenko, MD, from Baltimore, Md., the CAP Foundation Leadership Development Award at a special ceremony held in San Diego, Calif., on September 8, 2012, at CAP ’12 — THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

Dr. Kryvenko, formerly of Donetsk, Ukraine, is recognized for extensive involvement with pathology organizations at the state and national levels—significantly extending beyond the scope of his job responsibilities.  Through this participation, Dr. Kryvenko has interacted with specialty leaders and contributed to the decision-making activities to positively shape the vibrantly developing specialty of pathology and the delivery of patient care.

 “While being involved in many departmental, research, and national pathology organizations’ activities, the prevailing goal of providing the best possible patient care has always been most important to me,” emphasized Dr. Kryvenko. “I would like to thank the CAP Foundation for this honor in receiving the Leadership Development Award and for providing me the sustained strong opportunity to continue my work on behalf of patients and the specialty.”

The CAP Foundation’s Leadership Development Award seeks to enhance the education and experience of young pathologists by immersing them in the concerns confronting the specialty of pathology and illustrating the necessity to establish a patient-centered practice.

Currently, Dr. Kryvenko is a clinical and research fellow in genitourinary pathology in the Department of Pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. He is a board certified pathologist after completing his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology, serving for two years as chief resident in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich.

Dr. Kryvenko received his medical degree from the Donetsk Medical University in Donetsk, Ukraine, where he went on to complete a residency program in anatomic pathology and serve as a junior faculty member and a pathology instructor. He also served as a staff pathologist at Donetsk Medical Union and at Donetsk Diagnostic Center.

In addition to being an active member of the CAP, Dr. Kryvenko is a member of the American Medical Association, the International Society of Urological Pathology, and the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology.  He is very active in clinical research which is recognized by many local and national awards. Dr. Kryvenko also is a member of the International Urology and Nephrology Editorial Board and an ad hoc reviewer for other journals.

About the CAP and the CAP Foundation 
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.

The CAP Foundation, the College’s philanthropic arm, supports patient-centered and humanitarian initiatives lead by pathologists, striving to connect people in underserved communities with the specialized skills of pathologists.