The Board’s Distinguished Pathologist Award was established by the Board of Directors of USCAP for recognition of distinguished service in the development of the discipline of pathology. This award is presented to an individual who is recognized for making major contributions to pathology over the years.

These candidates are proposed by the Executive Committee and the Awardee is selected by the Board of Directors at the Interim Meeting for presentation at the Annual Meeting.

The Academy provides:

         – An honorarium in the amount of $2,000

         – Complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting

John R. Goldblum, MD

2023 USCAP Board’s Distinguished Pathologist

Dr. John R. Goldblum was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He earned his BS, MD, and did his AP residency and fellowship with Dr Sharon Weiss at the University of Michigan. He moved to Cleveland Clinic in 1993 and has been doing GI and soft tissue pathology since then. In 2002 Dr. Goldblum became Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Cleveland Clinic. The department is one of the busiest of its kind in the country with approximately 200,000 surgicals and 120,000 cytology specimens.

Dr. Goldblum is the coauthor of Enzinger and Weiss’ Soft Tissue Tumors, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th editions, with Dr. Sharon Weiss, and now also Dr. Andrew Folpe. He has written more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, mostly on GI and soft tissue pathology. He has also edited numerous books including Odze and Goldblum’s Surgical Pathology of the GI tract, liver, biliary tract and pancreas with Dr. Robert Odze; Rosai and Ackerman’s Surgical Pathology, 11th edition textbook; Foundations In Diagnostic Pathology (now in the 4th edition); and Surgical Pathology Clinics. Dr. Goldblum has served on the editorial boards of AJSP, Modern Pathology, and Human Pathology.

Dr. Goldblum has served as faculty for many short courses in both GI and soft tissue pathology for ASCP, CAP, and USCAP and has received career teaching awards from all three. In addition, he has served as Short Course Coordinator for USCAP; served as Chair of the Education Committee for the USCAP (with the longest tenure as member and Chair of EC in history of USCAP); served as President for USCAP in 2015-2016 and as a member of the Board of Directors for USCAP from 2013-2017. Dr. Goldblum has received 2 major USCAP awards (the Mostofi Distinguished Service Award and the Harvey Goldman USCAP Teaching Award).

In his free time, Dr. Goldblum has seen Bruce Springsteen in concert 77 times! But he considers his most important achievement to be successfully raising 4 children – Drew, Ryan, Janavi, and Raedan (ages 21-30) – and being married to a wonderful woman, Asmita, for 32 years! He is now a crazed dog person and has 2 dogs, Thor and Luna, who follow him everywhere.

Previous Award Recipients

2022 Victor E. Reuter
2021 David Lee Page
2020 Linda D. Ferrell
2019 Elaine S. Jaffe
2018 Stacie E. Mills
2017 Christopher D.M. Fletcher
2016 Thomas V. Colby
2015 Sharon W. Weiss
2014 Henry D. Appleman
2013 Krishnan Unni
2012 Steven G. Silverberg
2011 Stephen S. Sternberg
2010 Juan Rosai
2009 Louis P Dehner
2008 Bernard M. Wagner
2008 Nathan Kaufman
2007 Peter Burger
2006 Harvey Goldman
2005 Robert D. Collins
2005 J. Bruce Beckwith
2004 Kalman Kovacs
2004 Daria Haust
2003 Richard L. Kempson
2002 Robert Heptinstall
2002 William Hartmann
2001 Leopold Koss
2001 Margaret Billingham
2000 John H. Yardley
1999 David C. Dahlin
1998 Robert E. Scully
1997 Elson B. Helwig
1996 Raffaele Lattes
1995 Henry Rappaport
1994 Franz Enzinger
1993 Wallace H. Clark
1992 Emmanuel Farber
1991 Stanley L. Robbinson
1990 Arthur T. Hertig
1989 Earl P. Benditt
1988 Hans Popper