Published on October 1, 2007
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The College of American Pathologists Honors Palo Alto Pathologist with
Lifetime Achievement Award
Franklin R. Elevitch, MD, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession
Northfield, IL.—Franklin R. Elevitch, MD, FCAP, of Palo Alto, Calif. was one of six recipients of the 2007 College of American Pathologists (CAP) Lifetime Achievement Award recognized 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. Elevitch is recognized for his extensive service over the years as a member, chair, and advisor to various CAP councils and committees, including the Informatics and Management Resource Committees, the Project Management Team, and the SNOMED International Authority. His service and dedication over the years has contributed greatly to the advancement of patient care, the pathology profession, as well as the College.
“I am deeply honored to receive this award from the College of American Pathologists,” said Dr. Elevitch. “It has been a great privilege to work with my colleagues – both in the States and internationally -- through the SNOMED® International Authority. I am proud that they have recognized me with this award.”
Currently, Dr. Elevitch serves as the CEO of Health Care Engineering in Palo Alto, Calif. Previously, he was the director of clinical laboratories at El Camino Hospital Labnet and Palo Alto Medical Foundation, as well as chief of pathology and laboratory medicine and director of clinical laboratories at Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif.
Dr. Elevitch earned his MD at University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minn. before his rotating internship at Mercy Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. He completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.
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.