CHICAGO–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – During a ceremony at the annual meeting of the College of American Pathologist (CAP) in Chicago, Illinois, Emily E. Volk, MD, FCAP, was sworn in as 37e president of the organization of doctors 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.
“I am committed to providing leadership to carry out the execution of our core mission of serving ‘patients, pathologists and the public by encouraging and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwideSaid Dr. Volk, who is also an associate professor of pathology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and chief medical officer at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Indiana, and “I will work with our members to focus our CAP resources on practicing pathologists to support their daily practice.
Dr. Volk has served on numerous CPA committees, boards and working groups. Most notably, she has served as President-Elect of the CAP Board of Governors, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Quality Registry of Pathologists, and Chair of the Government and Professional Affairs Council (ACMG).
“At the end of my term in two years, I would like to leave CAP in an even better place, fostering innovation for the profession and the services of CAP that pathologists can provide to patients,” said Dr Volk. . “I would also like to create more opportunities for pathologists from diverse backgrounds to step into leadership roles. If my role resonates with people in the health field, such as women and minorities, who continue to be under-represented in leadership roles in their field and yet give one more courage to occupy a managerial position, my efforts will have been worth it. ”
Dr. Volk received his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his MBA from the University of Massachusetts. She completed her residency in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and completed a Cytopathology Fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Prior to her current role in New Albany, she was Senior Vice President of Clinical Services at the University Health System, San Antonio, Texas, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Long School of Medicine, University of Texas. .
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 the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine. worldwide. For more information, read the CAP annual report.