College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 10, 2012

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

Albuquerque Pathologist Receives College of American Pathologists Pathologist of the Year Award

Northfield, IL—The College of American Pathologists (CAP) recognized Andrew E. Horvath, MD, FCAP, from Albuquerque, N.M., with the CAP Pathologist of the Year Award—the College’s highest honor—at a special ceremony held on September 9, 2012, in San Diego, Calif., at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’12 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The College established the award to honor a CAP leader for their outstanding contributions to the field of pathology, as well as to the programs and activities of the College. Dr. Horvath is recognized for his leadership in guiding significant improvements in the overall governance and management of the College in an effort to delivery high quality patient care.

“I am extremely honored and grateful to receive the CAP Pathologists of the Year award, not only of my efforts but also those of my many outstanding CAP colleagues across the country who have given so much,” said Dr. Horvath “My profound appreciation for this award reflects my high regard for the CAP and all the professionals who continue to enrich my life.”

Currently, Dr. Horvath is practicing at Presbyterian Healthcare Services, TriCore Reference Laboratories, and the University of New Mexico Hospitals in Albuquerque. At the University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine, he is a clinical professor in the Department of Pathology and Medicine. Dr. Horvath also serves on the board of directors for TriCore Reference Laboratories. Previously, Dr. Horvath served as president and chair of the board of directors for The Reference Laboratory, Inc.; and he also was a member of the board of directors at Presbyterian Healthcare Services for more than 20 years through 2009.

As an active member of the CAP, Dr. Horvath served as a governor on the CAP Board of Governors for six years. Currently, he is serving on the Transformation Program Office Steering Committee, STS Venture Council, and the Council of Government and Professional Affairs. In addition, Dr. Horvath served as a member on the Council on Laboratory Accreditation, Council of Scientific Affairs, and on the SNOMED International Authority.

Dr. Horvath studied biology and chemistry at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., before completing his MD at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison. He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology, followed by a fellowship in hematology at the National Institutes of Health.

The American Board of Pathology certifies Dr. Horvath in clinical, anatomic, and radioisotopic pathology. He is also certified by the International Board of Hemostasis and Thrombosis.

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.