Published on October 1, 2007
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The College of American Pathologists Honors Denver Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award
Thomas A. Merrick, MD, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession
Northfield, IL.—Thomas A. Merrick, MD, FCAP, of Denver, Colo. was one of six recipients of the 2007 College of American Pathologists (CAP) Lifetime Achievement Award recognized at a ceremony held on Oct. 1, 2007, in Chicago at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’07—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. Merrick is recognized for his extensive service as regional commissioner, education commissioner, and the Colorado and Wyoming state commissioner of the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation. His service and dedication over the years
has contributed greatly to the advancement of patient care, the pathology profession, as well as the College.
“I am deeply honored to receive this award,” said Dr. Merrick. “My involvement with the CAP has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional career.”
Currently, Dr. Merrick serves as a pathologist at Unipath, P.C. Previously, he was the laboratory medical director and pathology department chairman at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colo. Dr. Merrick also served in the United States military at 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon, Vietnam and at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, Colo.
Dr. Merrick attended University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., where he earned his undergraduate degree. He went on to receive his MD from University of Nebraska, College of Medicine in Omaha, Neb. Dr. Merrick completed his internship and residency at Denver Presbyterian Hospital in Denver, Colo.
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.