Donald S. Karcher Becomes President-Elect of the College of American Pathologists | Business

CHICAGO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sep 25, 2021–

At a ceremony at the annual meeting of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in Chicago, Illinois, Donald S. Karcher, MD, FCAP, was sworn in as president-elect of the organization of physicians and medical laboratories.

CAP, founded in 1946, is the world’s largest organization of certified pathologists, medical specialists in diagnostic pathology and laboratory medicine, and the leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs.

“As President-Elect, I hope to further strengthen the CPA as a strong advocate for our profession, an extremely useful resource for our members and clients, and an effective partner as we provide the best possible care to our patients,” said Dr. Karcher, who is professor of pathology and hematopathologist at George Washington University, Washington, DC. “Our members and patients should be at the center of everything we do in CAP. “

Dr Karcher has been an active member of the CPA for years, serving on the Board of Governors and as Chairman of the Council on Government and Professional Affairs, the Council on Education, the Pathologist Pipeline Ad Hoc Committee and the Value-Based Care Strategy Steering. Group. He has advocated for fair compensation for pathologists and has worked to help provide excellent educational resources for pathologists and other clinical laboratories.

“I look forward to helping prepare pathologists for emerging technologies in pathology practice, such as digital pathology and artificial intelligence,” said Dr. Karcher. “I am also excited to help pathologists become more and more visible to patients, including offering direct consultations to patients and their families. “

Dr. Karcher received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his internship and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. After 20 years as the Chair of Pathology at George Washington University, he recently stepped down as President to resume his current role.

About the College of American Pathologists

As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and a leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists and the public by encouraging and advocating excellence in practice and laboratory medicine around the world. . For more information, read the CAP annual report.

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SOURCE: College of American Pathologists

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