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Distinguished Service Award 2016

Carl R. Kjeldsberg, MD., 2016 Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Dr. Carl R. Kjeldsberg completed his medical degree at University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1966.  He joined the Department of Pathology at University of Utah School of Medicine in 1981 and became the Chair of the Department in 1993.  Together with Dr. John Matsen he founded ARUP Laboratories in 1984.  He later became the CEO and Chair of the Board of Directors of ARUP.  Under Dr. Kjeldsberg’s leadership ARUP won many awards, including “Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For,” “Utah’s Top 10 Family Friendly Companies Award,” and American Psychological Association “Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award.”  Dr. Kjeldsberg received the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year Award,” and was recently inducted into the Utah Technology Council “Hall of Fame.” 

 He served on the Board of Directors for the Utah Museum of Natural History and Gina Bachauer International Piano foundation.  In 1982 Dr. Kjeldsberg founded the very successful Rowmark Ski Academy at Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s School.  The American Society of Clinical Pathology awarded him the Ward Burdich Award for Distinguished Service to Clinical Pathology.  He received research support from the American Cancer Society, Southwest Oncology Group, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  Dr. Kjeldsberg published over 150 scientific articles related to malignant lymphoma and leukemia, and published 15 books on hematologic disorders and laboratory analysis of body fluids.