Company: St. Mary’s Medical Center
Location: El Macero, California, United States
Dean T. Mason, MD, Cardiologist at St. Mary’s Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Medicine.
The incredible medical career of Dr. Mason is a heartfelt success story from start to finish. Dr. Mason has left an indelible mark on the annals of cardiovascular medicine in America, authoring over 1000 articles and 50 books on cardiovascular disease, drawing from a seemingly endless well of scientific spirit and medical experience. He found a permanent home with St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco in 1984 as Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, and in 2000, Dr. Mason transitioned to honorary medical staff at the same institution.
Dr. Mason began his career graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University, and left Duke University Medical School in 1958 as first in his class, going on to complete his training with Duke and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Mason notably served as Senior Assistant Surgeon and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Director for the U.S. Public Health Service at the National Heart Institute and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland during the ‘60s. Dr. Mason was the Founding Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine and Professor at the University of California Medical School and Davis-Sacramento Medical Center. Faced with primitive facilities, Dr. Mason and his colleagues still managed to become one of the most productive cardiovascular groups in America. At the age of 44 he became the President of the American College of Cardiology from 1977 to 1978, and went on to practice in San Francisco.
Dr. Mason has been a medical consultant and a visiting professor at numerous universities, notably as an honorary Professor of Medicine at Peking Medical University in 1987, and a member of the research review board at the National Institutes of Health. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Mason has been included in numerous volumes of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, as well as Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He holds numerous awards, notably the 2005 Norman Vincent Peale Healing Power of Prayer Award, the 1998 Dwight D. Eisenhower Admirable American of Achievement Award, the 1998 Medal of Honor from the Winston Churchill Society, the 1974 Skylab Achievement Award from NASA, the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of California, the 2004 Newton Kugelmass Children’s Cardiology Crusader Award, the 2003 John Wayne Pioneer of America Award, the 2003 Albert Einstein Scientific Research Award, and the 2004 Ernest Hemingway Award for Major Contributions to Medical Literature, and has won the Theodore and Susan B. Cummings Humanitarian Award four times. Parenthetically, Dr. Mason was a professional Baseball Player in 1951, a Firefighter in CA for the U.S. Forest Service in 1950, and a Jet Pilot Trainee for the U.S. Air Force in 1953. He has two daughters and four grandchildren, who surely warm his heart during his well-earned retirement.
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