Published on October 1, 2007
Contact: Julie Monzo
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Vermont Pathologist Selected for College of American Pathologists Laboratory Improvement Program Service Award
Northfield, IL.—Thomas D. Trainer, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Burlington, Vt., has been honored with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award at a ceremony held on Sept. 29, 2007, in Chicago at CAP ’07 – The Pathologists’ Meeting™.
The award, established in 2006, is presented to an individual serving within the ranks of the CAP’s Council on Scientific Affairs who has demonstrated exceptional service. Dr. Trainer is honored for his outstanding contributions and service to CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs.
“Through my involvement with the CAP over the past 40 years, it never ceases to amaze me the commitment of my fellow pathologists to volunteer their time and efforts toward furthering the mission of the College, as well as the profession,” said Dr. Trainer. “I am proud to be a part of such as dedicated group of physicians and am deeply honored to receive this award from my peers.”
Currently, Dr. Trainer is an attending pathologist at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., as well as an emeritus professor of Pathology at University of Vermont College of Medicine, also in Burlington. In addition, he has served as Associate Director and Director of Laboratories at the Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Trainer also served as interim chairman in the Department of Pathology at University of Vermont.
Dr. Trainer completed his BA degree at University of Maine in Orono, Maine. He then earned his MD from Tufts University in Boston. Dr. Trainer completed his rotating internship, as well as his residency training, at Maine Medical Center in Portland and at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society that serves 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 CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost-effective patient care.