Published on October 10, 2009
Contact: Julie Monzo
Louisiana Pathologist Elected Governor of College of American Pathologists
National pathologists’ association association elects R. Bruce Williams, MD, FCAP
Northfield, IL.—R. Bruce Williams, MD, FCAP, was recently elected to his first full term as a member of the Board of Governors of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and was sworn in at a ceremony held in Washington, D.C., on October 10, 2009, at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’09 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.
“I am humbled to be chosen by my peers to serve as a member of the CAP Board of Governors,” said Dr. Williams. “I am looking forward to serving the College in this leadership role to help my colleagues transform the specialty and explore new technologies to deliver the best in patient care.”
Currently, Dr. Williams is a partner and executive committee member for serveral laboratories in Shreveport, La., including The Delta Pathology Group, LLC, Omega Diagnostics, LLC, and the Pathology Resource Network. Additionally, he is the laboratory director for the Minden Medical Center in Minden, La., and the Christus Schumpert Point of Care Laboratory in Shreveport, La. He is also a clinical associate professor of Pathology at the Louisana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Additionally, Dr. Williams is member of the executive committee at Christus Schumpert Health System.
Currently, Dr. Williams holds several leadership positions at the College as chair of the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation (CLA) and the Ad Hoc Committee for the Gynecologic Cytopathology Monitoring Improvement Committee. He also serves as vice chair for the Council on Accreditation and is a member of the CAP House of Delegates, as well as the Ad Hoc Committee for Center Plan Development.
In addition to the active participation with the College, Dr. Williams is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Medical Association, the Shreveport Medical Society, and the Louisiana State Medical Society.
Dr. Williams received his MD in 1977 from the Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, Tenn., where he also completed his internship. He completed residency programs at Vanderbilt University Medical School and the LSU Medical Center, in Shreveport. Dr Williams is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
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.