Carolyn A. Webber, MD, FCAP, FACP

Carolyn A. Webber, MD, FCAP, FACP

Medical School:  Howard University College of Medicine

Specialty:  Pathology/Cytopathology

Career Highlights:

  • Clinical Professor of Pathology Emeritus, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
  • President of the Medical and Dental Staff, Kings County Hospital Center
  • Past President, National Council on Women's Health

Service with AMWA:  President 2005-2006 Director of Students, Vice Speaker of the House, Vice-President for Communications, Liaison Subcommittee Chair, Underrepresented Physicians Subcommittee Chair, member of multiple committees

Quote:  Did you learn to ride a bike the first time you tried? If not, try to stop smoking again and again.


Dr. Carolyn Webber is Clinical Professor of Pathology Emeritus at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and Attending Physician in Pathology (Cytopathology) at Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC) and University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB).  After graduating from Howard University College of Medicine in 1960, Dr Webber was a resident in Pathology at KCH-UHB where she remained on the faculty for over 40 years, teaching medical students, residents, attending physicians and cytotechnologists.   Certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology, she was among the first pathologists in the United States, and the first at KCHC-UHB, to become certified in the then newly offered Added Qualification in Cytopathology.

Dr. Webber has led efforts to have workplaces and other public places in New York, and people, especially women and girls, become smoke-free.  She served two terms as President of the Medical and Dental Staff and as Chair of the Credentials Committee at KCHC.  She has served on the Academic Promotions Committee, the Curriculum Committee, as representative for the College of Medicine to the Faculty Student Committee, as Women’s Liaison Officer to the Association of American Medical Colleges, and as faculty advisor for the Downstate Branch of AMWA.

In addition to serving as President of AMWA, Dr. Webber is past President of the National Council on Women’s Health and of the Zonta Club of New Rochelle.  She has been honored for her work with medical students by Downstate students, by national AMWA, and by Women’s Medical Association of New York City.

A believer in the role of gardens in morale and healing, Dr. Webber designed, planted and for years tended a demonstration garden at the Institute of Pathology at KCHC, as a gift to the hospital, its patients and the community.   Since retiring in 2008, Dr. Webber has earned a certificate in gardening at the New York Botanical Garden and has become a Master Gardener volunteer with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County.  She continues to teach medical students.

Dr. Webber has been married for more than 50 years to Gerald E. Thomson, MD, Professor of Medicine Emeritus at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and former President of the American College of Physicians.

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