Dr. Emily Volk, FCAP

Baptist Health

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Baptist Health
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Emily Ellen Volk


Dr. Volk, president of the College of American Pathologists since 2021, has been active on the CAP Board of Governors since 2013 and in the CAP at large for two decades. She has led numerous CAP committees and councils, including the Council on Government and Professional Affairs, Ad Hoc Committee for the Pathologists Quality Registry, and the PathPAC Board of Directors. Dr. Volk has also served as a delegate to the CAP’s House of Delegates, representing Michigan and Texas.


Dr. Volk is a practicing pathologist with an emphasis in cytopathology and gastrointestinal pathology.  She enjoys teaching and is an associate professor of pathology at the University of Louisville Health System.  In addition Dr. Volk is an experience physician executive and is currently serving as the chief medical officer of Baptist Health Floyd, in New Albany, Indiana.  Previously, she served as senior vice president, clinical services at University Health System in San Antonio, Texas.


Dr. Volk received her undergraduate degree and medical degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and her MBA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She completed an anatomic and clinical pathology residency from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a cytopathology fellowship from the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. She is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and cytopathology.