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Published on September 10, 2012

Contact: Julie Monzo
Phone: 800-323-4040 ext. 7538
E-mail: jmonzo@cap.org

Galveston Pathologist Receives College of American Pathologists Resident of the Year Award

Northfield, IL—The College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded Michael Sedrak, MD, of Galveston, Texas, the CAP Resident of the Year Award 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 in 2010 to recognize the outstanding contributions by a CAP Junior Member to the specialty to pathology, pathologists, laboratory medicine, and to patients. Dr. Sedrak is recognized for his dedication, enthusiasm, and commitment in support of the Pathology Resident Wiki. His efforts and service represent a lasting contribution by a resident for the benefit of the entire pathology profession.

“I am humbled and honored to receive the CAP Resident of the Year Award. I want to thank the faculty at University of Texas Medical Branch who always encourage me to contribute and advance our field,” said Dr. Sedrak. “It has been a privilege to work with the Wiki Action Group as a resident, and I look forward to continued involvement in this and future endeavors with the College.”

Currently, Dr. Sedrak is a third year resident at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. As an active member of the CAP, he is a member of the Residents Forum and presently serves as the lead member of the Wiki Action Group. Dr. Sedrak also serves as the University of Texas Medical Branch liaison to the Young Pathologists Section for the Texas Society of Pathologists.

Dr. Sedrak has presented at state and national meetings, including the American Society of Dermatopathology. In addition, he authored a research manuscript on herpes infections published in the Dermatology Online Journal in August 2012.

Dr. Sedrak received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and earned a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston.

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.