College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on March 11, 2009

Contact: Justin Herman
Phone: 1-800-392-9994, ext. 7127

AMA Honors Rep. Nathan Deal with Award for Outstanding Service

Washington, D.C.—The American Medical Association honored Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA) with the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service March 10 at its National Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.

The College of American Pathologists nominated Representative Deal due to his numerous contributions in improving patient safety, advancing a health care quality agenda and safeguarding programs that ensure public health.

“Mr. Deal’s talent for developing innovative solutions to complex health care challenges has promoted the art and science of medicine,” said Jared N. Schwartz, MD, PhD, President of the College of American Pathologists. “As an advocate for high quality health care, he has earned the respect of his colleagues and we believe that this national recognition is one he richly deserves.”

The Dr. Nathan Davis Awards for Outstanding Government Service are recognized nationally as one of the most prestigious honors extended to elected officials and career government employees for outstanding endeavors that advance public health.

The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board certified pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.