The President’s Award was established so that each year the President and the Executive Committee would have the opportunity to recognize an individual for outstanding service to the Academy and the field of pathology. The award is conferred at the sole discretion of the President without requirement for it to be given annually. It is presented at  the awards ceremony during the Annual Meeting. The awardee is introduced by the President and receives a commemorative trophy.

Christopher D. M. Fletcher, MD, FRCPath

2019 President’s Award

Dr. Fletcher graduated from St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School in London and obtained postgraduate qualifications from the Royal College of Pathologists (MRCPath – 1988) and the University of London (M.D. – 1991) in the United Kingdom. Dr. Fletcher has published extensively on the pathology of soft tissue tumors and is probably best known for his work challenging the diagnostic entities of malignant fibrous histiocytoma and hemangiopericytoma. He has also described for the first time a variety of lesions, including, among others, deep benign fibrous histiocytoma, angiomyofibroblastoma, retiform hemangioendothelioma, spindle cell liposarcoma, myoepithelial lesions of soft tissue, cellular angiofibroma and soft tissue angiofibroma. He has worked extensively on cytogenetic/morphologic correlations in soft tissue tumors. He is Chairman of the WHO Working Group on the classification of soft tissue tumours, having been senior editor of both the 2002 and most recent 2013 classifications. He has nearly 600 publications, including more than 400 original papers on soft tissue neoplasms, and several books, among which are the two-volume Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors, now in its 4th edition. He has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards (including the 2017 USCAP Board’s Distinguished Pathologist Award), is on the editorial board of 17 international journals and was President of the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology from 2003-2006. He is currently the Past-President of USCAP and is former President of the International Society of Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology and the Arthur Purdy Stout Society. Dr. Fletcher is currently Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Anatomic Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts and Chief of Onco-Pathology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Previous Award Recipients

 

 

2018 USCAP Foundation
2017 Laura W. Lamps
2016 Celeste N. Powers
2015 E. Blair Holladay
2014 Richard L. Kempson

 

2013 Jean Silva
2012 Robin Cooke
2011 Fred G. Silva
2010 Jeffrey L. Myers
2009 Jo Ann Q. Johnson
2008 Jack Perry Strong
2007 James P. Crimmins
2006 USCAP Staff
2005 Andrew G. Huvos
2004 David F. Hardwick
2003 Kamal G. Ishak
2002 Ruth Kirschstein
2002 Alan Rabson
2001 Ramzi Cotran