The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has appointed Alain C. Borczuk, MD, FCAP, chief of thoracic pathology and professor of pathology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, to serve as editor-in-chief of CAP’s peer-reviewed publication, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
As former vice chairman of anatomic pathology and current chief of thoracic pathology at Weill Cornell, Dr. Borczuk has served as a full-time surgical pathologist and pulmonary pathologist supporting multidisciplinary clinical programs in neoplastic and non-neoplastic lung diseases, and he has won awards for teaching medical students and residents. A strong advocate for quality assurance and compliance, Dr. Borczuk has served on CAP laboratory inspection teams and participated on a CAP advisory panel to assess molecular testing guidelines in lung carcinoma.
Dr. Borczuk is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College and previously served as vice-chairman and professor of clinical pathology at Columbia University. In 2019, he was awarded a National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute Moonshot Grant for his research on intercepting progression from pre-invasive to invasive lung adenocarcinoma.
“Dr. Borczuk follows previous Archives editors with extensive experience and achievements in clinical practice and research. I believe he will continue the journal’s record of innovation,” said CAP President Patrick Godbey, MD, FCAP and the Archives search committee chair. “We welcome Dr. Borczuk and look forward to his contributions and leadership to further enhance the scientific reputation of the Archives of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.”
“Pathology faces major challenges in this period of great innovation in molecular pathology, artificial intelligence, increasing compliance needs, greater sub-specialization and emergence of new education routes via social media,” said Dr. Borczuk. “I am honored to become editor-in-chief and believe the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will play a key role in meeting these challenges and remain at the forefront of national and international prominence in supporting the education and dissemination of key information to practicing pathologists.”
The Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, the monthly international peer-reviewed journal of the College of American Pathologists, is the most highly read journal/periodical title among US practicing pathologists.
About the College of American Pathologists (CAP)
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists with almost 18,000 members and as the leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the CAP serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. Ninety-eight percent of the top 1,000 laboratories in the U.S. are CAP accredited. Pathologists oversee and provide laboratory testing and diagnose viruses, chronic diseases, cancers, and other health conditions. For more information, visit yourpathologist.org to watch pathologists at work and see the stories of the patients who trust them with their care. Visit www.cap.org.
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