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Published on October 12, 2009

Contact: Julie Monzo
E-mail: media@cap.org

The College of American Pathologists Honors Baltimore Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award

Grover M. Hutchins, MD, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession

Northfield, IL.—Grover M. Hutchins, MD, FCAP of Baltimore, Md., was one of six recipients of the 2009 College of American Pathologists (CAP) Lifetime Achievement Award recognized at a ceremony held on October 12, 2009, in Washington DC at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’09 – 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. Hutchins is honored for his distinguished years of service to the College on the Autopsy Committee and the Forensic Pathology Committee. His service and dedication over the years has contributed greatly to the advancement of patient care, the specialty of pathology, and to the CAP.

“I would like to thank the membership and leadership of the College of American Pathologists for recognizing me with the Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Dr. Hutchins. “Working with the pathologists and staff of the College has been, and continues to be, one of the highlights of my career.”

Dr. Hutchins is a professor of pathology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. He is also a visiting pathologist at the Baltimore VA Hospital. Dr. Hutchins served as a corporal in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and was part of the 11th Medical Detachment in Bad Nauheim, Germany, before serving as director of Autopsy Pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital for more than 20 years.

In addition to his extensive involvement with the CAP, Dr. Hutchins has been a member of numerous associations including the Society for Pediatric Pathology, the Teratology Society, and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. He also has had editorial board appointments with Autopsy Journal, Modern Pathology, Cardiovascular Pathobiology, and The American Journal of Cardiovascular Pathology.

Dr. Hutchins earned his BA from The Johns Hopkins School of Arts and Sciences. He went on to receive his MD from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Hutchins completed his residency in anatomic pathology with The Johns Hopkins Hospital, progressing to the positions of Pathology Intern, Assistant Resident Pathologist, and Director of Autopsy Pathology with the hospital. He is presently a professor of pathology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Hutchins is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Pediatric Pathology.

Dr. Haber graduated, interned, and was a resident and fellow at the University of Chicago and the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland, Calif. He has been certificated since 1963 by the American Board of Pathology in both Clinical Pathology and Anatomic Pathology.

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.