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Tucson VA pathologist recognized by CAP for distinguished service

January 5, 2017

TUCSON, AZ – The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists, will award a Tucson VA pathologist a distinguished service award for his service to the CAP organization at their annual meeting the week of October 7-11 in Oxon Hill Maryland.

Dr. Ronald B. Schifman, Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Tucson VA will be receiving the CAP Distinguished Service Award, below is an excerpt for his award.

In his 20 years of service, Dr. Schifman has served as a vice chair of the CAP’s Quality Practices Committee, authored more than 50 articles, led 16 laboratory testing research studies, and advised numerous other organizations including the Centers for Disease Control Best Practices Committee—all for the benefit of improving quality care for patients. He serves as chief of pathology and laboratory medicine at Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and professor of pathology at University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson AZ.

CAP is 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 about the CAP, visit

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