Published on October 1, 2007
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Boca Raton Pathologist Elected Governor of the College of American Pathologists
National pathologists’ association elects Morton H. Levitt, MD, MHA, FCAP
Northfield, IL.—Morton H. Levitt, MD, MHA, FCAP, of Tallahassee, Fla., was sworn in for a second term as a governor of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) at a ceremony held in Chicago on Sept. 29, 2007, at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’07 – The Pathologists’ Meeting™. He will serve a three-year term.
“It is a great privilege to be selected to serve another term as a governor for the College of American Pathologists,” said Dr. Levitt. “I look forward to continuing to represent and work with my constituents to positively influence the practice of pathology, and hence, patient care.”
Dr. Levitt is a clinical professor of Biomedical Science at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at the regional Campus at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. He also is a faculty scholar, professor of Pathology, and assistant director for Pathology Curriculum at the Florida State University School of Medicine in Tallahassee. Previously, Dr. Levitt served as a clinical associate professor of Pathology and a clinical associate professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Md. While at USUHS, Dr. Levitt was recognized with several awards, including Instructor of the Year, Outstanding Pathology Lab Instructor, Outstanding Course Administrator, and Outstanding Student Advocate.
Currently, Dr. Levitt chairs the CAP Governance committee and is an active member of the Council on Government and Professional Affairs and the Council on Scientific Affairs. In addition, he is a member of the Education, Finance, and Strategic Planning committees.
Dr. Levitt received his medical degree at Duke University in Durham, N.C., where he received the C.V. Mosby Award for academic achievement. Dr. Levitt completed his residency in anatomic pathology and clinical laboratory medicine at Duke University, and served as chief resident. He also completed a residency in clinical pathology at The Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago in Illinois. Dr. Levitt went on to receive his MHA degree in 1981 from Duke University Graduate School. Dr. Levitt is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology.
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.