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John H. Eckfeldt, MD, PhD, FCAP, is honored for his distinguished years of service to the College of American Pathologists on the Ligand, TDM/Endocrinology, Chemistry, Instrumentation, Standards, Biochemical/Molecular Genetics, and ISO 15189 Committees as well as the Commission on Clinical Pathology and Council on Scientific Affairs. He served as the chair of the Standards Committee, co-chair of the Standards/Instrumentation Committee, and vice chair of the TDM/Endocrinology for many years. Dr. Eckfeldt holds the Ellis Benson endowed professorship at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology for which he is also the vice chair for clinical affairs. In addition, he has an active research program and directs biochemical and genetic testing for numerous national, multi-center studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. He has had continuous NIH research funding since 1986 and has co-authored over 170 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Dr. Eckfeldt has also served as chief of staff and medical director for clinical pathology and was a member of the hospital board of trustees for University of Minnesota Medical Center. Dr. Eckfeldt graduated cum laude with a BS in chemistry from University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He went on to receive his MS in physical chemistry from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He then returned to the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed his MD and PhD in biophysics. Dr. Eckfeldt completed his residency in clinical and chemical pathology at the University of Minnesota. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Clinical and Chemical Pathology.
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