USCAP Honors

The F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award
2017John H. Sinard
2016Julia A. Bridge
2015Linda D. Ferrell
2014Frederic G. Barr
2013John Reid Goldblum
2012Celeste Powers
2011Sylvia L. Asa
2010James Crawford
2010John Eble
2009Jeffrey L. Myers
2008Richard Fraser
2007Victor E. Reuter
2006Richard J. Zarbo
2005Ronald A. DeLellis
2004Donald A. Antonioli
2003Elaine S. Jaffe
2002Robert Pascal
2001Virginia LiVolsi
2000Fred G. Silva
1999William A. Gardner
1998Costan W. Berard
1997Cecilia M. Fenoglio-Preiser
1996Emanuel Rubin
1995Harvey Goldman
1994David Hardwick
1993Bernard M. Wagner
1992Kenneth Earle
1991Kamal G. Ishak
1990Nathan Kaufman
1989Benjamin F. Trump
1988Jack P. Strong
1987F. Stephen Vogel
1986Leland D. Stoddard
1985Robert H. More
1984Murray R. Abell
1983Richard E. Palmer
1982Jack M. Layton
1981Benjamin Castleman
1980Joshua L. Edwards
1979Robert E. Stowell
1978Chapman H. Binford
1977Harold L. Stewart

The F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award was established in 1976 as a tribute to the long and distinguished service to the Academy given by Dr. Mostofi. The Award may be presented annually to a member of the Academy who has emulated Dr. Mostofi with outstanding service to USCAP and to the International Academy of Pathology. The awardee is selected by the Board of Directors.

Most-Recent Awardee

John H. Sinard, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. John Sinard did his undergraduate training in Biochemical Sciences at Harvard, and then obtained M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Subsequently, he did an Anatomic Pathology residency at the Yale New Haven Medical Center, and then joined the faculty in the department of Pathology at Yale where he has been since, rising to the rank of Professor. His first book, Outlines in Pathology, has been used by residents for many years to prepare for the American Board of Pathology examination. As one of the early pioneers in pathology informatics, his second book, Practical Pathology Informatics, was the first book devoted to informatics in the practice of anatomic pathology.

During his time at Yale, John directed the Autopsy Service for 16 years and the Residency Training program for 6 years. He founded and is currently the medical director of the Pathology Informatics program at Yale, which is well known for developing custom software for clinical use, with a particular focus on solutions to improve the clinical workflow in anatomic pathology. This includes barcode-based asset tracking in histology, frozen section management and communication with the operating rooms, an integrated pathologist’s workstation, a synoptic reporting module with automated staging, and quality and patient safety tools. He is currently the Vice Chair and Director of Anatomic Pathology. He remains clinically active in both surgical pathology and autopsy pathology, and still directs the ophthalmic pathology service, holding a joint appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He serves on the Medical Records and Clinical Information Committee, the Perioperative Patient Safety and Quality Committee, and the Medical Leadership Council for Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is Vice Chair of the State of Connecticut’s Commission on Medicolegal Investigations.

For USCAP, John taught the first short course on pathology informatics ("Managing and Using Clinical Information Systems in Anatomic Pathology") from 2004 – 2007, and the second ("Practical Pathology Informatics: The Basics") every other year from 2008 – 2012. He served on the Education Committee for seven years and the Innovative Educational Products Committee for five years. In 2006 he became the founding Editor-in-Chief and CEO of the eAcademy, the on-line education arm of USCAP, for which he designed and helped implement the Anatomic Pathology Electronic Case Series (APECS) program. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2012, and became the first Secretary for the Academy under the new governance structure in 2014.

John also serves on multiple committees and councils for the College of American Pathologists. He has served on the Hematology and Pathology Devices Panel of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the United States Food and Drug Administration, and is a member of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee for the Centers for Disease Control.

"Personally, it has been an honor working for and with the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and its members. This is an amazing group of dedicated individuals devoted to the ongoing education of pathologists at all levels of their careers. I would particularly like to recognize two individuals who gave me the opportunity to get involved with USCAP early in my career, namely Fred Silva, then Executive Vice President of the USCAP, and Jeffrey Myers, then Chair of the USCAP Education Committee. They opened the door for what has been a wonderful two decades of involvement with the leadership of USCAP."

Dr. Sinard will continue for a second term as Secretary of USCAP.


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