Established in 2006, the CAP Distinguished Patient Care Award recognizes and honors a member of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) who has made an outstanding contribution to patient care. It represents behavior that, when emulated, enhances the practice of pathology. In addition, this award reflects the mission, vision, and values of the CAP. The CAP presents the award when merited, not necessarily on an annual basis.
Bradley M. Linzie, MD, FCAP
The College of American Pathologists honors Bradley M. Linzie, MD, FCAP, with the 2022 CAP Distinguished Patient Care Award for his unparalleled and ongoing commitment to pathology and the CAP.
Dr. Linzie’s commitment to patient care is shown through his work with the CAP Foundation’s See, Test & Treat program. He has served as lead pathologist for 15 See, Test & Treat events, beginning in 2006—four years before the CAP Foundation began overseeing the program. Dr. Linzie's programs, held in conjunction with partner organizations such as the Northpoint Health and Wellness Center, Hennepin Healthcare, and the Minnesota Department of Public Health’s Sage screening program, have provided breast and cervical cancer screenings for almost 2,000 Minnesota women, connecting them with additional diagnostics and care as needed.
Dr. Linzie has leveraged his role as Hennepin Healthcare’s chief of laboratory medicine and pathology to ensure support for the See, Test & Treat program at the Northpoint Health and Wellness Center and has led efforts to improve knowledge among patients who attend the See, Test & Treat through public presentations and one-on-one education.
His programs have made medically at-risk communities a priority. Tailored to serve Black, Latino, and Hmong communities in the area, Northpoint's See, Test & Treat provides interpreters to help clinicians effectively and comfortably communicate with patients. Dr. Linzie has stated, "Our event isn't as much about saying we're going to get everyone a Pap smear, although that's great when we can. It's more about awareness and demystifying and welcoming the communities that don't necessarily always feel that kind of inclusion."
Dr. Linzie is involved in several medical staff and senior leadership committees at Hennepin Healthcare, including the Medical Executive and Physician Leadership committees. In the past, Dr. Linzie has served as chair of the Medical Staff Quality Committee and interim vice president of medical affairs.
Dr. Linzie is the chair of laboratory medicine and pathology at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis.