College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Updated on May 18, 2011

Contact: Julie Monzo
Phone: 800-323-4040, ext. 7538

College of American Pathologists Honors Rochester, Minn. Pathologist with
the Pathologist Spotlight Service Award

NORTHFIELD, ILL. —The College of American Pathologists (CAP) recognizes Joseph E. Parisi, MD, FCAP, with the CAP Pathologist Spotlight Service Award. The College established this award to recognize those CAP members who exhibit transformative behavior and deliver exceptional patient care in their community through the specialty of pathology.

Kim A. Collins, MD, FCAP, a member of the CAP’s Member and Public Communications Committee, nominated Dr. Parisi for this award. The CAP recognizes Dr. Parisi for his distinguished work as a skilled neuropathologist and for his compassionate care of patients. As a neuropathologist, Dr. Parisi is an integral part of the patient care team and collaborates with other clinicians to treat patients.

“The College of American Pathologists is honored to recognize Dr. Parisi for his exceptional contributions to the specialty of pathology and patient care,” said R. Bruce Williams, MD, FCAP, a member of the Board of Governors and Chair of the CAP Council on Membership and Professional Development. “The effort he makes to treat each one of his cases as a top priority, and to collaborate closely with his fellow clinicians, opens doors of communication that affect many lives.”

Dr. Parisi served as president of the American Association of Neuropathologists from 2003 to 2004, received the award for Meritorious Contributions to Neuropathology in 2006, and was honored with an annual “named” lectureship in 2007. He served as chair of the CAP Neuropathology Committee (2003-2007) and is currently a member of the CAP Autopsy Committee.

He has authored nearly 300 scientific publications and is a member of the Neuropathology Test Committee for the American Board of Pathology. Currently, Dr. Parisi is a professor of Pathology and Director of the fellowship training in neuropathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

“I am deeply humbled and honored to accept this award from the CAP,” said Dr. Parisi. “I am grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact on the quality of patient care as a member of the Mayo Clinic’s professional health care team.”

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society serving about 17,000 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 CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost-effective patient care.