College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on October 12, 2009

Contact: Julie Monzo

North Carolina Pathologist Elected College of American Pathologists President-Elect

National pathologists’ association elects Stanley J. Robboy, MD, FCAP

Northfield, IL.—Stanley J. Robboy, MD, FCAP, of Durham, N.C., was sworn in as president-elect of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) on October 10, 2009, at a ceremony held at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’09 – The Pathologists’ Meeting™.

“Being selected to serve as the College’s president-elect is truly the highlight of my career,” said Dr. Robboy. “I look forward to continuing to support the College’s transformation efforts to advance training in sub-specialties, new procedures, and their integration into fields, such as molecular diagnostics, to help our members better serve patients.”

Dr. Robboy is a professor and vice chair for Diagnostic Pathology at Duke University in Durham, N.C. For more than 34 years, Dr. Robboy has been an active member of the College having served as a member of the CAP Board of Governors and as vice chair of the Council on Membership and Public Affairs. In addition, he has been an active member on 25 councils and committees, including the Council on Government and Professionals Affairs, the Education Committee, Executive Leadership Development Committee, and the Professional and Economic Affairs Committee. Currently, Dr. Robboy is a member of the Strategic Planning and National Meeting Planning Committees.

In addition to the College of American Pathologists, Dr. Robboy has held numerous leadership positions, having served as a board member for the Massachusetts and New Jersey pathology societies, the Maimonides Society, Compudyne, Inc., and Pamet Systems, Inc. He received a gubernatorial appointment on the Commission on Cancer Research for the state of New Jersey and served as president for the Arthur Prudy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists. Dr. Robboy also has served as a board member for several pathology and medical publications, including Human Pathology, the International Journal of Gynecologic Pathology, Pathology Research and Practice, Gynecologic Oncology, and InScight. Currently, he serves as chief author and editor for the textbook, Robboy’s Pathology of the Female Reproductive Tract.

Dr. Robboy also is an active member with many associations, including the American Pathology Foundation, the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology, the Association of Pathology Chairs, and the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists. He is also a member of several state pathology organizations, including California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Texas.

Dr. Robboy is well known for having pioneered the unraveling of the DES story (diethylstilbestrol), a drug administered to women during the 1940s and ’50s for high risk pregnancy, where a very small percentage of the exposed daughters developed vaginal cancer several decades later. Dr. Robboy received his medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. He is board certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology with the American Board of Medical Management.

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.