Published on: September 19, 2005
New York Physician Inaugurated as President of College of American Pathologists
National pathologists association inaugurates Thomas M. Sodeman, MD, FCAP
Northfield, IL.—Thomas M. Sodeman, MD, of Lake Success, N.Y., has been
installed as the 29th president of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
He was sworn into his two-year term at a ceremony held at CAP '05—the annual
meeting of the College of American Pathologists—in Chicago on Sept. 11, 2005.
"I am honored to assume this office," said Dr. Sodeman. "It is a serious
responsibility as president to provide the leadership needed to assure the
College meets the needs of patients, pathologists and the public by advancing
excellence in the practice of pathology."
Dr. Sodeman is chairman of laboratory medicine at North Shore - LIJ Health
System in Lake Success, N.Y. He is active in a number of professional
societies, including the American Pathology Foundation (APF) and the Nassau
County Pathology Society, among others.
Dr. Sodeman most recently served the College as president-elect; chair of the
Finance Committee; chair of the Council on Government and Professional
Affairs; leader of the Advocacy Network; and as an inspector for the
Laboratory Accreditation Program. He is also active with the Executive and
National Meeting Planning committees.
Dr. Sodeman has held positions in academia as chairman and May Owens professor
in the department of pathology at Texas Tech University, and as laboratory
chair at the University of West Virginia.
He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia,
Charlottesville. Dr. Sodeman interned at the University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, and completed his residency at the University of Michigan in Ann
Arbor. Dr. Sodeman is board-certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology.
The College of American Pathologists is a
medical society that serves more than 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.