Title: Internist (Retired), Health Facility Administrator (Retired), Educator (Retired)
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Clifton Meador, Internist (Retired), Health Facility Administrator (Retired), Educator (Retired), has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical research and writing.
Dr. Meador graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1955 with honors. After serving two years in the US Army Medical Corps, he completed his medical training and returned to his birthplace of Selma, Alabama, to practice medicine. He subsequently served as the director of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Center at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, then dean of the university’s school of medicine, then as a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt and a chief medical officer of Saint Thomas Hospital. Dr. Meador retired in 2012, but continues to be active as a full-time writer, publishing medical literature and authoring a number of satirical articles on the excesses of medical practice. He has also authored thirteen other books, including his bestselling “Fascinomas: Fascinating Medical Mysteries and True Medical Detective Stories.” “Sketches of a Small Town” is his 14th book and is a memoir of his life growing up in a small cotton town in the Deep South.
In 2011, Dr. Meador was inducted into the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame. He was the recipient of the National Achievement Award from the Vanderbilt University Medical Alumni. In addition, he was honored and named Markle Scholar of the Markle Foundation. In his career, he established the M.I.S.T. system by telephone-opening medical center to the whole state. He maintains affiliation with The Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, the Tennessee Medical Association, the Endocrine Society, the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
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