American Board of Pathology Welcomes New Board Member Kathleen Gleason Beavis, M.D.


TAMPA, Fla, (December 2018) - The Trustees of the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) are pleased to announce the election of Dr. Kathleen Gleason Beavis to serve on the Board of Trustees with a term beginning in 2019.  She is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Clinical Pathology, voluntarily re-certified in 2014, and is participating in the Continuing Certification Program.

Dr. Beavis is the Director of the Clinical Microbiology and Immunology Laboratories and Medical Director, Laboratories’ Quality, in the Department of Pathology at the University of Chicago, where she holds an appointment as Professor in the Department of Pathology.  She currently serves on ABPath’s Test Development and Advisory Committee (TDAC) for
Medical Microbiology and ABPath CertLink® TDAC for Clinical Pathology.

Dr. Beavis earned her A.B. in Philosophy with an emphasis on logic and mathematical theory from Radcliffe College, Harvard University.  She was a Rotary International Graduate Fellow for studies in theology and philosophy of science at Eberhard Karls Universitaet in Tuebingen, Germany.  She received her M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  She completed internship in Anatomic Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and fellowship in Microbiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  In 2009, she was honored with the CAP Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2016 she was honored with the CAP Distinguished Patient Care Award from the College of American Pathologists.

About the American Board of Pathology

The mission of the American Board of Pathology, as a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties, is to serve the public and advance the profession of pathology by setting certification standards and promoting lifelong competency of pathologists. Founded in 1936, the ABPath accomplishes this mission by establishing certification and continuing certification standards and assessing the qualifications of those seeking to obtain voluntary certification in the specialty of pathology. For more information about ABPath, visit or call (813) 286-2444.


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The American Board of Pathology
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