College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on October 12, 2009

Contact: Julie Monzo

The College of American Pathologists Honors Omaha Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award

Thomas L. Williams, MD, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession

Northfield, IL.—Thomas L. Williams, MD, FCAP, of Omaha, Neb. was one of six recipients of the 2009 College of American Pathologists (CAP) Lifetime Achievement Award recognized at a ceremony held on October 12, 2009, in Washington, DC at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’09 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The CAP Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to recognize and honor members of the College who have made a broad and positive impact on the pathology profession through contributions to one or more areas of the College over an extended period of time.

Thomas L. Williams, MD, FCAP, is honored for his distinguished years of service to the College on the Chemistry Resource Committee, the Publications Committee, the Education Committee, and the Project Management Team. His service and dedication over the years has contributed greatly to the advancement of patient care, the specialty of pathology, and the CAP.

“The College of American Pathologists is dedicated to advancing quality laboratory testing and improving patient care,” said Dr. Williams, “I’m honored to be recognized as helping further these aims.”

Dr. Williams has served as a clinical assistant professor of pathology at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Neb. for over 25 years. He is also the director of the Department of Pathology and an associate pathologist at Nebraska Methodist Hospital and the director of Laboratory Physicians Clinic, both in Omaha.

In addition to his involvement with the CAP, Dr. Williams is also a member of many other professional organizations including the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the American Medical Association, the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, and the Nebraska State Medical Association.

Dr. Williams earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He went on to complete his MD at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha. There, Dr. Williams also completed a rotating medicine internship before completing a residency in pathology at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Dr. Williams is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, as well as Special Competence in Chemical Pathology. He is licensed in Nebraska and Iowa.

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.