daniel seckinger

Daniel Seckinger – Clemson Tight End

Daniel Seckinger was a pathologist who served as President of CAP and as a Clinical Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He died there at 81 years of age.

Dr. Daniel L. Seckinger is an MD with more than 37 years of experience and practices in Palmetto Bay, FL, affiliated with Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Early Life and Education

Daniel Seckinger was born September 15, 1937 in Washington D.C. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Miami Leonard M Miller School of Medicine in 1985, and currently practices medicine at Village Of Palmetto Bay, Florida while being affiliated with Jackson South Medical Center.

He founded Physicians Reference Laboratory, now known as Consulab, and established it into a national business. Additionally, he held clinical professorship of pathology at University of Miami School of Medicine as well as membership on the College of American Pathologists Board of Governors.

At Gwinnett County School District board meetings, he was an advocate for his district and students, authoring various initiatives that were approved by board members. Additionally, he is a member of American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Professional Career

Seckinger has seen his playing time diminish since making an impressive showing at last year’s Russell Athletic Bowl. While still an integral piece of Clemson’s offense, his production has decreased drastically since last season’s breakout game.

He served as both a clinical professor of pathology at the University of Miami School of Medicine and founder/director of Cedars Medical Center’s oncology laboratory as primary practice environment. Additionally, he founded and headed up Physicians Reference Laboratory/Consulab laboratory referral practice which held Florida’s initial license for laboratory drug testing services.

He has published over forty scientific papers and books covering subjects like tumor markers, DNA ploidy analysis and cell cycle analysis. Additionally, he serves on numerous committees and boards such as those sponsored by the American College of Pathologists.

Achievement and Honors

Daniel Seckinger served six years as president of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) as well as serving on its Board of Governors and several of its committees such as Scientific Affairs Committee and Quality/Managed Care Council. Paul Raslavicus, another CAP member noted how Daniel Seckinger advocated strongly for digital pathology during his presidency; Raslavicus states he could foresee it ten years before most others. Seckinger also published extensively on tumor markers and DNA ploidy issues related to cancer diagnosis while overseeing Cedars Medical Center Cancer Laboratory located near Miami with over 40 medical, surgical, radiological oncologists working under one roof in Florida.

Personal Life

Seckinger was an active family man with various interests: he was an accomplished chef in the kitchen, appreciated his library of rare books, loved his pets, and traveled frequently.

His peers recall him as an articulate speaker, particularly when advocating CAP initiatives. A physician who served alongside him as a CAP leader noted that Seckinger “was perhaps responsible for initiating digital pathology as an interest decade before other physicians.”

Dr. Daniel L. Seckinger is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology and has received his education at University of Miami Leonard M Miller School of Medicine. His office can be found at 2400 S Miami Ave Suite 210.

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