C. Terrence Dolan, M.D., recently received the 2018 Mayo Distinguished Alumni Award. The award acknowledges and shows appreciation for the exceptional contributions made by Mayo Clinic alumni to the field of medicine. The award was established in 1981 by the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees.
Dr. Dolan worked in Mayo’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology from 1968 to 1972. He is co-founder and director of Pathology Laboratories at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Clinical Professor of Pathology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and president of Regional Medical Laboratory in Tulsa. Dr. Dolan completed a residency in clinical and anatomic pathology and training in microbiology in 1968 at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.
Dr. Dolan paved the way in recognizing the potential of data analytics regarding patient care and laboratory medicine. He facilitated the introduction and automation of computer technology in the laboratory setting. More than one-third of U.S. hospitals and clinical laboratories throughout the world use the PathNet laboratory information system, which he helped create.