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 Patricia A. Devine, MD, FCAP, from Norwood, Mass., the CAP Lifetime Achievement Award at a special ceremony held on September 10, 2012, in San Diego, Calif., at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’12 — THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The CAP presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to its members who have made a broad and positive impact on patient care through the specialty of pathology.

“I am deeply honored to receive this award from the College.” said Dr. Devine “I have been a member of the CAP since completion of my fellowship. Throughout the different phases of my career, I have relied on the CAP for professional guidance. The CAP’s educational programs, updates on government and regulatory affairs, and information on emerging technologies are useful to practicing pathologists. I consider my time serving on CAP committees as professionally fulfilling and as an opportunity to give back to the College and to my fellow pathologists.”

Dr. Devine is currently an advisor to the Reproductive Medicine Resource Committee, where she previously served as chair and as a member. In addition, Dr. Devine has served as a member of the Hematology and Clinical Microscopy Resource Committee.

Currently, Dr. Devine is the medical laboratory director at the Imugen Laboratory in Norwood, Mass. Previously, she served as director of pathology and laboratory medicine at Lowell General Hospital, in Lowell, Mass. She also served as a director and staff pathologist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston. Dr. Devine served as the director of hematology and blood banking at the Veterans Administration Medical Centers in West Roxburg, Mass., and she was an assistant director in hematology and blood banking at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. In addition, she served as a professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Devine received her BA from Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., and her MD from New York Medical College in Valhalla. She completed her residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston and a fellowship in transfusion medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

She is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners. The American Board of Pathology certifies Dr. Devein in anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as in medical microbiology. She also is certified by the International Academy of Cytology in cytology. Dr. Devine holds licensure in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York.

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.