Elizabeth Wagar Named Pathologist of the Year, 17 Others Recognized
Contact: Catherine Dolf
ORLANDO, Florida—The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the world’s largest organization for the medical doctors who diagnose and study disease, recognized several of its members for their contributions to pathology and laboratory medicine during CAP19, the organization’s annual meeting, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
The CAP named Elizabeth A. Wagar, MD, FCAP, as the Pathologist of the Year for her outstanding contributions over the past 25 years to the field of pathology and CAP programs.
Over her career, Dr. Wagar has completed laboratory inspections on behalf of the CAP’s accreditation program and authored educational opportunities and interdisciplinary evidence-based guidelines that help guide diagnosis and treatment for physicians around the world.
She has served on numerous CAP councils and committees, including as chair of the Council on Scientific Affairs, vice chair of the Council on Education, member of the Quality Practices Committee, and member of the Microbiology Resource Committee.
Dr. Wagar is chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
The CAP recognized 17 other members and resident pathologists for their contributions, achievements, and service in a multitude of areas, including but not limited to advocacy, patient care, education, quality improvement programs, and communications. The CAP annually honors members for their commitment to the specialty and quality patient care. This year’s CAP member honorees are:
Advocate of the Year Award
Distinguished Patient Care Award
Distinguished Service Award
Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award
Laboratory Improvement Programs Service Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
- Kenneth M. Klein, MD, FCAP
- Christopher Mark Lehman, MD, FCAP
- Ritu Nayar, MD, FCAP
- Nilsa C. Ramirez, MD, FCAP
- Bruce McMillan Van Horn, MD, FCAP
Outstanding Communicator Award
Outstanding Educator Award
Outstanding Service Award
Pathology Advancement Award
Public Service Award
Resident Advocate Award
Resident of the Year Award
About the College of American Pathologists
As the world's largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. For more information, read the 2018 CAP Annual Report at CAP.ORG.