Carol Farver ’76

Distinguished Alumna

Carol Farver ’76

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Dr. Carol Farver is a lung pathologist who serves as the director of pulmonary pathology in the Department of Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic. Additionally, she is professor of pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Farver is the past president of the Cleveland Clinic medical staff and served on the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors.

She received her M.D. degree from Yale University School of Medicine. Subsequently, Dr. Farver completed her residency and fellowship/research training in pulmonary pathology at Brigham Women’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

She joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1995, has authored more than 115 scientific publications, and is co-editor of two major textbooks in the field of pulmonary pathology.

Dr. Farver received the first annual Distinguished Achievement Award in Graduate Medical Education from the National Association of Pathology Chairs, the Scholarship in Teaching Award from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the Cleveland Clinic’s Leadership Development Award and has been included in the “Best Doctors in America” list since 2009.

Carol Farver '76

Kari Plog '11

Kari Plog, digital content manager at public radio station KNKX, spent five years as a reporter and copy editor at The News Tribune in Tacoma. In 2015, the Society of Professional Journalists named her Western Washington New Journalist of the Year. She returned to PLU as part of its communications team in 2016. She joined KNKX in 2018.

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