Published on October 1, 2007
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The College of American Pathologists Honors San Francisco Pathologist with
Lifetime Achievement Award
P. Joanne Cornbleet, MD, PhD, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession
Northfield, IL.—P. Joanne Cornbleet, MD, PhD, FCAP, of Saratoga, Calif. was one of six recipients of the 2007 College of American Pathologists (CAP) Lifetime Achievement Award honored at a ceremony held on Oct. 1, 2007, in Chicago at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’07—The Pathologists’ Meeting™.
The CAP Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to recognize and honor members of the College who have made a broad and positive impact on the pathology profession through contributions to one or more areas of the College over an extended period of time.
Dr. Cornbleet is recognized as a 2007 CAP Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for her extensive service as a member and chair of the CAP Hematology/Clinical Microscopy Committee and as a member of the CAP Federal and State Affairs Committee. Her service and dedication over the years has contributed greatly to the advancement of patient care, the pathology profession, as well as the College.
“It is a great privilege to accept this award from my peers at the College of American Pathologists,” said Dr. Cornbleet. “I am proud to have worked with so many talented CAP members over the years to make a positive impact on pathology.”
Currently, Dr. Cornbleet serves as associate professor of Pathology, emeritus at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif. Previously, she was the director of the Clinical Hematology Laboratory, the Hematopathology Fellowship Program, the Clinical Pathology Hematology rotation, and the Surgical Pathology Residency Bone Marrow rotation in the Department of Pathology at Stanford University Medical Center.
Dr. Cornbleet attended Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., where she earned her BA degree. She went on to receive her MD from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. She received her PhD from University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Dr. Cornbleet completed her postdoctoral and residency training at University of California in San Diego.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving nearly 16,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.