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SMHS Professor, Dr. Donald Karcher, Elected as President-Elect of the Association of Pathology Chairs

Congratulations to Donald Karcher, M.D., chair of the Department of Pathology, who was elected as President-Elect of the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC). The APC is the preeminent organization of academic departments of pathology in the US,  Canada and Puerto Rico. APC exists to provide leadership and advocacy for the dynamic discipline of Pathology and to enable academic departments to meet the demands of their three missions - medical education, research and practice. The APC provides education, training, information resources and networking opportunities for chairs, residency program directors (through PRODS), medical student educators (through UMEDS), and department administrators (through PDAS), as well as to a proposed new section made up of pathology fellowship program directors and groups dealing with pathology research and national advocacy.  

Dr. Karcher’s new position will elevate the visibility of the GW Department of Pathology and the GW School of Medicine and Health Science on a national and international scale. As President of the APC, he will work closely with the leaders of the other major pathology organizations, including the CAP, ASCP, and USCAP, as well as the American Board of Pathology, ACGME, LCME, and AAMC. 

Dr. Karcher will begin his term as President-Elect in July 2012 and become President in 2014.