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 Shelley I. Odronic, MD, from Cleveland, Ohio, 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. Odronic is recognized for her dedication and extensive involvement with leadership, teaching, and mentoring experiences to advance the specialty of pathology in an effort to ensure optimal patient care.

“It is an honor and privilege to receive the Leadership Development Award from the CAP Foundation,” said Dr. Odronic. “I am thankful to the Foundation for providing me with this opportunity to help shape the future of pathology.”

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. Odronic is one of the chief residents in the anatomic and clinical residency program at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. She is an active member of the College serving as a; committee member and a member of the CAP Residents Forum. Dr. Odronic also is a member of the Education Integration Team and a class representative on the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute Education Committee at the Cleveland Clinic.

Before joining the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Odronic was a teaching assistant at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, where she taught first-year medical students introductory microscopy and normal histology. While there, Dr. Odronic founded and served as president of the Pathology Society, an organization providing opportunities for medical students interested in pathology. She also was the chapter president of the American Medical Women’s Association at the University of Texas Southwestern.

Dr. Odronic earned her bachelors of science degree in biology, graduating with university honors, from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She went on to earn her MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

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.