University Hospital Pathologist Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Sept. 27, 2016 (AUGUSTA, GA) Doctors are often recognized for dedicating a lifetime of hard work to their patients, but pathologists are the unseen physicians who provide the diagnosis for the patient while working to improve the system through the laboratory and medical testing – all without much fanfare.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the world's largest association of board-certified pathologists, honored six of its members with the CAP Lifetime Achievement Award for making a broad and positive impact on the specialty through their work with the organization and within the practice of medicine. The members accepted their awards at a ceremony during CAP16: The Pathologists' Meeting in Las Vegas, Sept. 24-28.

Included in this special recognition, is Kailash B. Sharma, MD, FCAP: Current laboratory director for University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, as well as medical examiner for Richmond County. He has served the CAP in many capacities since becoming a member in 1974, but is especially proud of his work with laboratory accreditation and best practices in India. Dr. Sharma said, “The CAP's education and mission foster excellence in serving our patients for all of us who are practicing physicians. Because of this, I treat every specimen as if it were my own.”

About the College of American Pathologists

As the leading organization for board-certified pathologists, 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. With 18,000 physician members, the CAP has led laboratory accreditation for more than 50 years with more than 7,900 CAP-accredited laboratories in 50 countries.