ASCP to Present 2016 Israel Davidsohn Award for Distinguished Service

November, 2016


Springfield, MA— Robert Goulart, MD, FASCP, President of New England Pathology Associates, PC, and Director of Cytopathology Services at LifePath Partners, LLC, was recently honored by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) with its Israel Davidsohn Award for Distinguished Service at the 2016 ASCP Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

This award honors Fellow members who have participated significantly in a variety of roles within ASCP throughout their careers. Established in 1989, the award serves as a tribute to Israel Davidsohn, MD, FASCP, whose contributions touched every aspect of ASCP. Dr. Davidsohn served as ASCP President in 1951-1952.

“Receiving the Israel Davidsohn Award for Distinguished Service is a major highlight of my professional career,” said Dr. Goulart. “I am truly honored to join such a distinguished group of pathologists. I am incredibly grateful to be recognized through this tribute to Dr. Davidsohn by such a remarkable society.”

For more than a decade, Dr. Goulart has been involved in a dozen distinct ASCP committees or liaison roles that have substantially advanced the impact of ASCP on education and continuing professional development.

He has taken on key leadership roles within these committees, including chair of the GYN Proficiency Testing and Assessment Committee Group for seven years, co-chair for the combined Non-GYN and GYN Group, and, most recently, chair of the Curriculum Committee. The latter alone will be “a driver for nearly every initiative of ASCP’s outstanding portfolio of professional development and the selection of Dr. Goulart for this key leadership role speaks volumes for his importance to its success,” said Henry Rinder, MD, FASCP, a member of the ASCP Board of Directors.

Dr. Goulart is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center of Trinity Health-New England. He received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA, and completed his pathology residency and fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as the subspecialty of cytopathology.