Published on October 1, 2007
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Charlotte Physician Elected President of the College of American Pathologists
National pathologists’ association elects Jared N. Schwartz, MD, PhD, FCAP
Northfield, IL.—Jared N. Schwartz, MD, PhD, FCAP, of Charlotte, N.C., was elected to serve as the 30th president of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). He was sworn into his two-year term at a ceremony held in Chicago on Sept. 29, 2007, at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’07 – The Pathologists’ Meeting™.
“Being selected to serve as president of the College of American Pathologists is the highlight of my career,” said Dr. Schwartz. “As a member of the College for more than three decades, I have seen many changes to the profession of pathology. However, the College’s commitment to delivering the highest standards in laboratory medicine and patient care has remained steadfast. In this leadership position, I look forward to continuing to work with the dedicated members and CAP staff to embrace the new technologies facing the profession.”
Dr. Schwartz has held many leadership positions within the College, having most recently served as the College’s president-elect. Prior to this position, he served a four-year term as secretary-treasurer, at which time he also chaired both the Finance Committee and the Ad-Hoc Task Force on National Preparedness. He has been an active member of numerous other CAP ad hoc committees, as well. Dr. Schwartz is a long-time member of the CAP Spokespersons Network and will be an alternate delegate for the World Association of Societies of Pathologists and Laboratory Medicine (WASPaLM).
Previously, Dr. Schwartz was president of the CAP Foundation Board, as well as a member of the CAP/JCAHO Lab Committee and the Microbiology Resource Committee. In addition, Dr. Schwartz served as past chair of the Council on Scientific Affairs, the CAP Web Strategy Task Force, and the Program and Program Evaluation Committee.
Dr. Schwartz is the director of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Presbyterian Healthcare in Charlotte, N.C., where he previously served as a staff pathologist and chief of the Medical Staff. At Presbyterian Healthcare, he currently chairs the Pathology Peer Review and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Medical Board, the Cancer Center Strategic Planning Committee, the Breast Cancer Advisory Committee, and the CEO Physician Leadership Group. He previously was a medical examiner in Durham County, N.C.
Dr. Schwartz earned his BS degree in Microbiology and his MSc in Mycology from Ohio State University in Columbus. He received his MD, from Duke University Medical School in Durham, N.C., and went on to receive his PhD in Pathology from Duke University Graduate School. Dr. Schwartz completed his internship, fellowship, and residency at Duke University Medical Center, Department of Pathology, where he also served as chief resident from 1976-1977.
A winner of both the CAP Outstanding Communicator Award established in honor of William L. Kuehn, PhD, and the CAP Foundation Herbert Lansky Award, Dr. Schwartz is also a member of many professional societies including the American Medical Association, the American Association of Physician Executives, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the American Society of Cytology, the American Society of Microbiology, the Mecklenburg County Medical Society, North Carolina Medical Society, the North Carolina Society of Pathologists, and Sigma Xi – Duke University Chapter.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving nearly 16,000 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 College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.