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Published on October 12, 2009

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

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

Dina R. Mody, MD, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession

Northfield, IL.—Dina R. Mody, MD, FCAP, of Bellaire, Tex., 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. Mody is honored for her distinguished years of service to the College on the Cytopathology Committee, the Cancer Committee, and the Archives of Pathology &Laboratory Medicine Editorial Board. Her service and dedication over the years has contributed greatly to the advancement of patient care, the specialty of pathology, and to the CAP.

“There is no higher professional honor than to be recognized by one’s colleagues and peers,” said Dr. Mody. “I would like to express my deep gratitude to the College of American Pathologists for this distinction.”

In addition to her involvement with the CAP, Dr. Mody is a member of other professional societies, including the American Society of Cytopathology, where she served as President in 2007-08, the Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists, the Texas Medical Association, and the United States and Canadian Division of the International Academy of Pathologists.

Currently, Dr. Mody serves as professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. She is also the director of cytology at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. and director of cytology laboratory at Obstetrical and Gynecologic Associates, also in Houston. Prior to her current appointments, she served as professor of Pathology at Baylor College of Medicine, where she held the Ibrahim Ramzy Chair in Cytopathology.

Dr. Mody is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College of Bombay University in Mumbai, India. She then completed a rotating Internship at KEM Hospital in Bombay before completing her pathology residency at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mody is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, as well as Cytopathology.

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.