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Published on October 10, 2009

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

Ohio Pathologist Recognized by the College of American Pathologists Public Service Award

Northfield, IL.—Jonathan L. Myles, MD, FCAP, of Cleveland, Ohio, was honored for his outstanding dedication to political and community life and for his extraordinary public service throughout the nation at a ceremony held in Washington DC on October 10, 2009, at CAP ’09 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

Dr. Myles received the Public Service Award established in honor of Frank C. Coleman, MD, for his advocacy on behalf of the College and the pathology profession in gaining approval of the CAP Pathology Quality Measures for Breast and Colon Cancer Reporting used in the 2009 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting Initiatives (PQRI) Program.

“Frank Coleman was a most versatile and remarkable man, and I am honored to receive this award in his name,” Dr. Myles said. “I would like to thank the members and staff of the CAP for allowing me to serve the community.”

Dr. Myles is a national leader in pathology payment policy. He serves as the pathology advisor to the American Medical Association (AMA)-Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) and is a member of the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement AMA-Pathology Work group (PQRI). Dr. Myles is a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio. Previously, he has served as president of the Ohio Society of Pathologists and Cleveland Society of Pathologists. He is also a past member of the Ohio Medical Carrier Advisory Committee and the Federal and State Affairs Committee of the College of American Pathologists.

Dr. Myles graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in 1983. After completing combined residencies in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at The Cleveland Clinic in 1987, Dr. Myles joined the faculty of the Medical College of Ohio where he achieved the rank of associate professor before being recruited back to Cleveland Clinic in 1993. Dr. Myles has served in a variety of roles in the Institute of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, including anatomic pathology education coordinator, director of the Autopsy Service, director of Histology and the Surgical Pathology Desk and most recently as director of Anatomic Pathology Quality Assurance. Dr. Myles participates in various sub-specialty sign outs, including medical kidney, GU, breast, cardiac, and clinical 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.