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 Cynthia L. Foss-Bowman, MD, FCAP, from New York, N.Y., 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. Dr. Bowman was recognized for her significant contributions in the area of point-of-care-testing.

“I am honored and humbled to receive the CAP Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Dr. Bowman. “The CAP has been one of the most rewarding outlets of my career, and I am grateful that I have been able to give back to the profession.”

Since joining the CAP more than 20 years ago, Dr. Bowman has served on numerous councils and committees. She is immediate past chair of the Point-of-Care Testing Resource Committee. In that capacity she guided the introduction and acted as senior editor of a Web-based POCT toolkit. Dr. Bowman has written and edited multiple educational pieces for the laboratory community as part of the CAP EXCEL and Surveys programs. She also is presently a member of the House of Delegates and the CAP Checklist Committee, as well as an inspector and inspection team leader with the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program. In addition, she has served as vice chair and member of the Government Affairs Committee.

Dr. Bowman has spoken at numerous meetings of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and currently serves on several Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) document development committees. Her professional commitment has always been to integrate and translate pathology and laboratory medicine services into effective clinical care. She has dedicated her efforts in POCT as part of that vision to collaborate with all stakeholders and involve laboratory services as part of the continuum of care. She enjoys evaluating technology and integrating it in both laboratory and clinical services.

Dr. Bowman has been a broad-based general pathologist for more than 30 years. She graduated with a BA in chemistry from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. She received her MD from Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville, Tenn., and trained for six years at the University of California, San Francisco as a surgery intern and then as an anatomic and clinical pathology resident, serving as chief resident. She worked as an emergency room physician during training and has always had a clinical perspective in her hospital-based practices. She has worked in California, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and Australia as an anatomic and clinical pathologist and laboratory medical director in small, midsized, and tertiary medical centers. Currently, Dr. Bowman is a medical director for Enzo Clinical Labs, a full-service commercial reference laboratory in 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.