LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Pathology Foundation (APF), a non-profit professional society devoted to the business and management of pathology, announced its president and Board of Directors serving for the 2016-2018 term. Gregory S. Henderson, MD, PhD will lead as president of the association, along with three other board members as they look to further the educational resources and initiatives for the pathology business and management industry.
“The American Pathology Foundation has a long history of being the only pathology and laboratory medicine professional society solely dedicated to the education of pathologists and management professionals about the business aspects of our specialty. As physicians, we are always first and foremost driven by what is best for our patients, and this has been our primary focus and knowledge set since our training began. The APF was founded with the understanding that it is impossible to provide sustainable, innovative, and high quality diagnostic care unless there is also a deep knowledge of the business, management, and regulatory challenges to our practice,” said Dr. Henderson. “As these challenges are reaching a complexity that is beyond most of our abilities to understand – much less manage – now more than ever, our mission to educate our colleagues has become truly critical. I look forward to working with the APF to scale its knowledge and influence throughout our specialty and to foster strong relationships with other medical and industry stakeholders to meet these challenges in the interest of our patients who deserve the highest quality of diagnostic medical care as the house of medicine undergoes a deep and extensive renovation.”
Gregory S. Henderson, MD, PhD, President
Dr. Gregory Henderson is an anatomic and clinical pathologist with a subspecialty in breast and gynecological pathology. He is a fellow of the CAP and ASCP, a board member of the American Clinical Laboratory Association, and a member of the Healthcare Leadership Council. Dr. Henderson has served one prior term on the APF Board of Directors. He completed his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Tulane University and earned his medical degree and PhD in immunology from Vanderbilt University. He completed his pathology residency at the University of Utah and Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Breast and Oncologic Pathology at Vanderbilt. In 2006, he was the recipient of the CAP Distinguished Patient Care Award for his contribution in the rebuilding of the medical infrastructure of New Orleans in response to Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Henderson has recently become the president of BioReference Laboratories, the third largest commercial laboratory in the US. In this role he has committed to leveraging his nearly 20 years of practice experience coupled with the resources and innovative spirit of the company to transform the diagnostic industry and radically improve patient care.
Robert C. Babkowski, MD, MMM, Incumbent Board Member
Dr. Robert Babkowski has always advanced the interests of pathologists through his active involvement at state and national levels. He is an entrepreneurial medical executive well versed in pathology and laboratory issues, organizational management, medical staff affairs, and service line development spanning multiple specialties.
Dr. Babkowski earned his BS in neurobiology and BA in health and society from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY (1982-86, both magna cum laude with distinction in research). He stayed in Rochester for Medical School and Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at UR Medical Center. In 2005, he founded the Stamford Pathology Group PC and relocated to Stamford, Connecticut. In addition to being President/CEO of SPG, Dr. Babkowski is the Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medical Director at the Stamford Hospital. There, he serves on the Medical Executive Committee; and Steering Committees for Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, and the Breast Center. Dr. Babkowski has honed his leadership skills through the American College of Physician Executives and recently earned a master’s degree in medical management from the USC Marshall School of Business.
Judy Frost, RN, CPM, Incumbent Board Member
Judy Frost is business manager for Midwest Pathology Associates and Mid America Pathology Laboratory, a pathologist owned practice and laboratory providing services to clinics, outpatient centers and hospitals in the marketplace. She has more than 25 years of experience in pathology management and handles management of the practice, including marketing, budget development and management, business development, financial review, and physician and staff recruitment and quality oversight. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is an MGMA-Certified Medical Practice Executive and is an APF-Certified Practice Manager.
Stanette Kennebrew, MBA, JD, New Board Member
Stanette Kennebrew is currently the group administrator for Affiliated Pathologists Medical Group, Rancho Dominguez, Calif., where she is the COO for the Group Practice and Lab. Her responsibilities include financial planning, strategic planning, manage day-to-day operations. Kennebrew is a results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success designing, creating and implementing new initiatives and strategic positioning. She has been extremely active in professional organizations, both regionally and nationally, and consulted widely in higher education and industry as well as participated on several not-for-profit boards. Kennebrew is an APF Program Committee member and served a term as co-chair of this committee. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration and economics, cum laude from University of La Verne, her EMBA from Claremont Graduate School Drucker School of Management and her JD from the University of La Verne.
The American Pathology Foundation (APF) is a non-profit professional society devoted to the business and management of pathology. Founded in 1959, the Foundation focuses on providing quality educational programs and practice management resources for its members which consist of pathologists in private practice, hospital and academic settings, independent labs and residency. Non-physician pathology practice managers are an integral component of the APF membership and are active in the Foundation’s programs. APF publishes its Pathology Service Coding Handbook, an intuitive 700+ page resource for pathology coding with quarterly updated information and billing guidance. For more information on APF, visit www.apfconnect.org or connect with us on Twitter at @PATHconnect, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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