Meet Healthcare's Secret Weapons: Pathologists

Emily E. Volk, MD, FCAP, who shares how pathologists are relied on by every medical specialist and by patients every day.

Released: 12/17/2013 3:20 PM EST
Source Newsroom: College of American Pathologists (CAP)
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Newswise — Sometimes called the "doctor's doctor," pathologists are physicians who use laboratory medicine and technology to identify and diagnose disease. Pathologists are responsible for analyzing everything from the human body—such as blood, fluids, and tissues—from before birth to after death.

View the video to the right to learn more about the role of pathologists in patient care.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is the largest organization of board-certified pathologists. The CAP serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. With more than 18,000 physician members, the CAP has led laboratory accreditation for more than 50 years with more than 7,500 CAP-accredited laboratories in 50 countries. Find more information about the CAP at Follow CAP on Twitter: @pathologists.