Published on October 1, 2007
Contact: Julie Monzo
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Cleveland Pathologist Selected for College of American Pathologists Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award
Northfield, IL.—Gerald A. Hoeltge, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, has been honored with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award at a ceremony held on Sept. 29, 2007, in Chicago at CAP ’07 – The Pathologists’ Meeting™.
The award, established in honor of Major General Joseph M. Blumberg, MD, was given to Dr. Hoeltge for his contributions and dedication to the CAP Laboratory Accreditation program by conducting laboratory inspections for the past 30 years, as well as for his service as Ohio state commissioner, deputy regional commissioner, Great Lakes regional commissioner, and interregional commissioner in the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation at the College. Dr. Hoeltge is also president-elect of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, which writes standards for medical laboratories around the world.
“I am deeply honored to receive this award from the College,” Dr. Hoeltge said. “It has been a great privilege to work alongside so many wonderful CAP members and staff, who are dedicated to delivering excellence through the CAP laboratory accreditation program.”
Currently, Dr. Hoeltge is a pathologist in the Section of Transfusion Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, and is a laboratory inspector for the College. Previously, he was the chairman of the Department of Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Hoeltge has also held a position in the United States Army as chief of clinical pathology at Darnall Army Hospital in Fort Hood, Texas.
Dr. Hoeltge completed his AB degree cum laude from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind. After receiving his MD from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Hoeltge completed residency training in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society that serves 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 CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost-effective patient care.