College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on October 11, 2009

Contact: Julie Monzo

Sioux Falls Pathologist Selected for College of American Pathologists Laboratory Improvement Program Service Award

Northfield, IL.—Alfred E. Hartmann, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Sioux Falls, S.D., has been honored with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Improvement Program Service Award at a ceremony held on October 11, 2009, in Washington DC at CAP ’09 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The award, established in 2006, is presented to an individual serving within the ranks of the CAP’s Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA) who has demonstrated exceptional service. Dr. Hartmann was honored for his outstanding contributions and service to the CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs. Dr. Hartmann is acknowledged for his many contributions to the College, beginning in 1975, when he was a member of the Product Evaluation Subcommittee.

In subsequent years he went on to chair the Chemistry Resource Committee and the Standards Committee. He further supported the College through service on the Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Resource Committee, the Laboratory Planning and Design Committee, and the Surveys Committee. Dr. Hartmann also has served as an inspector on the Inspection and Accreditation Committee for 25 years.

“Being involved with the College has been a rewarding experience both professionally and socially,” said Dr. Hartmann. “I am deeply honored to be recognized by my peers with this award.”

Dr. Hartmann is a Clinical Professor of Laboratory Medicine Emeritus at the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D. Additionally, he is a pathologist at Physicians Laboratory, Ltd. in Sioux Falls, S.D., where he was president for 14 years. He was also the Medical Director of Laboratories at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Dr. Hartmann has also served on the Board of Directors for the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards for nine years.

Dr. Hartmann earned his BS in Chemistry and his MS in Biochemistry at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. before completing his MD with distinction at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha. He then completed an internship in straight medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, before his residency in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Dr. Hartmann is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and is licensed in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) 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 patient care.