Published on October 1, 2007
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Springfield Pathologist Elected Governor of College of American Pathologists
National pathologists’ association elects Richard C. Friedberg, MD, PhD, MHCM, FCAP
Northfield, IL.—Richard C. Friedberg, MD, PhD, MHCM, FCAP, of Springfield, Mass., was recently elected as a member of the Board of Governors of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and was sworn in at a ceremony held in Chicago on Sept. 29, 2007, at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ‘07—The Pathologists’ Meeting™
“I am humbled to have been chosen by my peers to become a member of the College of American Pathologists Board of Governors,” said Dr. Friedberg. “The profession of pathology is rapidly evolving, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to explore new technologies and medical advancements in order to deliver quality patient care.”
Dr. Friedberg currently serves as chairman for the Department of Pathology at Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass. In addition, he is a medical director at Baystate Reference Laboratories, also in Springfield. Dr. Friedberg is professor and deputy chairman of the Department of Pathology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.
Currently, Dr. Friedberg is a member of the CAP Council on Government and Professionals Affairs, as well as the Strategic Planning and Quality Practices Committees. Previously, he chaired the Patient Safety and Performance Measurement Committee, as well as the Outcomes Committee. In addition, Dr. Friedberg has been an active member of several CAP committees, including the Nominating, Transfusion Medicine Resource, Outcomes, and Practice Guidelines Committees. He also served the College as the liaison to the National Quality Forum and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Institute for Quality in Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Friedberg received his MD and PhD from Duke University in Durham, N.C. He received his Master of Health Care Management degree from Harvard University in Boston. Dr. Friedberg completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. He is board certified in Clinical Pathology, as well as Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine.
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.