Published on October 1, 2007
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Ann Arbor Pathologist Elected Governor of College of American Pathologists
National pathologists’ association elects Paul N. Valenstein, MD, FCAP
Northfield, IL.—Paul N. Valenstein, MD, FCAP, was recently elected as a member of the Board of Governors of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and was sworn in at a ceremony held in Chicago on Sept. 29, 2007, at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’07—The Pathologists’ Meeting™.
“It is a privilege to be selected to serve as a member of the College of American Pathologists Board of Governors,” said Dr. Valenstein. “I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to advance the profession of pathology at both the national and state levels so that pathologists can better serve their patients and the public.”
Dr. Valenstein holds several professional, leadership positions in Ann Arbor, Mich. Currently, he serves as the president of Pathology and Laboratory Management Associates, as well as the president of Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories and is the chief operating officer for the Michigan Co-Tenancy Laboratories/Ward Medical Laboratory. In addition, Dr. Valenstein is the director of Laboratory Information Systems at Warde Medical Laboratory and the director of Clinical Microbiology at St. Joseph Mercy Health Systems.
Currently, Dr. Valenstein chairs the CAP Quality Practices Committee and serves as vice- chair of the Council on Scientific Affairs. He also is a member of the CAP Council on Accreditation and Continuous Compliance Committee. Previously, Dr. Valenstein served as chair of the College’s Laboratory Fiscal Management Committee and was a member of the Patient Safety and Performance Measures Committees. The College honored Dr. Valenstein, an Alpha Omega Alpha recipient, with its President’s Honors award in 2005.
Dr. Valenstein attended Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass., graduating magna cum laude, and the University of Michigan College of Medicine in Ann Arbor, Mich. He received his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and completed his internship and residency at Duke University in Durham, N.C. Dr. Valenstein is board certified in both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
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.