College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on January 19, 2009

Contact: Julie Monzo

College of American Pathologists Honors Wichita Falls Pathologist with the Pathologist Spotlight Service Award

Northfield, IL.—Dennis D. Reinke, MD, FCAP, is honored as the first recipient of the Pathologist Spotlight Service Award given by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Dr. Reinke was presented with the award at the CAP Council on Membership and Professional Development luncheon at the Omni Hotel in Austin, Texas, on January, 17, 2009.

The award was established to recognize CAP members, who exhibit transformative behavior and deliver exceptional patient care in their community through the specialty of pathology.

Dr. Reinke was nominated for this award by his colleague Yvonne Hearn, MD, FCAP, on behalf of his colleagues at Pathology Associates in Wichita Falls, Texas. He received the award for his dedication to the specialty of pathology, and in particular, to the field of immunogenetics and transplant immunology.

“On behalf of the CAP, it is with great pride that we recognize Dr. Reinke’s dedication to delivering outstanding patient care,” said Robert L. Breckenridge, MD, MBA, FCAP, a member of the CAP Board of Governors and chair of the CAP Council on Membership and Professional Development. “His steadfast commitment to the care of his transplant patients and to his colleagues, as well as fellow clinicians, serves as a role model for all.”

Currently, Dr. Reinke serves as the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) and Transfusion Service Director of Medcenter One Health Systems in Bismarck, North Dakota. He also works full-time as a pathologist at Pathology Associates. In addition to his dedication to immunogentics and transplant immunology, Dr. Reinke was recognized for his exceptional work as a pathologist—often serving as a resource to his pathology group.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive the Pathologist Spotlight Service award from the CAP, as well as from my peers at Pathology Associates,” said Dr. Reinke. “Being recognized for the services that help patients in Bismarck and Wichita Falls is humbling.”

Dr. Reinke earned his BS in Natural Sciences, graduating summa cum laude, from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. He received is MD from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California, where he also completed his internship and residency in anatomical and clinical pathology. In addition, Dr. Reinke completed a fellowship in blood bank/transfusion medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Reinke is a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in both anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as blood banking and immunohematology.

Currently, Dr. Reinke resides in Wichita Falls, Texas, with his wife, Patsy, and their two children.

The College of American Pathologists 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 medical care.