Robert Munson Carey, MD

Robert Carey

Title: Professor of Medicine, Dean Emeritus
Company: University of Virginia Medical School
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Robert Munson Carey, MD, Professor of Medicine and Dean Emeritus of the University of Virginia Medical School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the health care industry.

A celebrated figure in the field of medicine, Dr. Carey has amassed nearly 50 years of professional experience in his areas of expertise. A David A. Harrison III Distinguished Professor of Medicine and dean emeritus of the University of Virginia Medical School since 2002, he has also been chair of general faculty, chair of the medical advisory committee, and chair of the executive committee at the university since 1986. Prior to these appointments, he served as a James Carroll Flippin Professor of Medical Science and dean of the University of Virginia Medical School from 1986 to 2002, head of endocrinology and metabolism in the department of internal medicine from 1978 to 1986, associate professor from 1976 to 1980, assistant professor of internal medicine, endocrinology, and metabolism from 1973 to 1976, and an instructor of endocrinology in the department of medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine from 1970 to 1972.

Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Carey has served on the cardiovascular and renal advisory committee with the U.S. Department of Agriculture since 1988, as vice chair of the medical policy committee, and on the advisory board at the University of Virginia Hospital since 1986. In addition, he has been vice president of Virginia Ambulatory Surgery, Inc., since 1986, and an attending staff member at the University of Virginia Hospital since 1973. Prior to these positions, he was co-chair of the high blood pressure guideline committee in 2017, co-organizer of the Third International Meeting on Peripheral Actions of Dopamine in 1989, a Pfizer visiting professor in pharmacology at the University of Chicago in 1988, a visiting professor at Jefferson Medical College in 1988, and a Bley Stein Visiting Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Southern California in 1987.

Likewise, Dr. Carey held the roles of visiting professor at Harvard Medical School in 1987, visiting professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1985, visiting professor in the division on research at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1984, a visiting professor at Genentech, Inc., in 1984, a visiting professor in the department of physiology and endocrinology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 1984, and a visiting professor in the division on endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Massachusetts, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Boston University Medical School in 1984. Dr. Carey has also taught overseas in the department of endocrinology at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Ireland and in the Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade in Brazil in 1981.

Dr. Carey has further participated in a number of civic engagements since 1986, including as a member of the executive committee and financial committee at the University of Virginia Health Services Foundation, on the board of directors at the Virginia Kidney Stone Foundation, Inc., on the Harrison Foundation, Inc., in association with the University of Virginia, with the Dyslexia Center. In addition, he has served with the United States Public Health Service since 1968 and was a former surgeon and lieutenant commander with the United States Public Health Service from 1966 to 1968.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Carey pursued a formal education, obtaining a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kentucky in 1963 and a Doctor of Medicine from Vanderbilt University in 1965. He completed an internship in medicine at the University of Virginia Hospital in 1966, followed by a junior assistant residency in medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center from 1968 to 1969. Soon thereafter, he became a senior assistant resident at the medical center from 1969 to 1970 and a postdoctoral fellow in medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in England from 1972 to 1973. Notably, he earned an honorary doctorate from Federal University Ceara in Brazil in 1998. Dr. Carey has since become a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

A prolific author, Dr. Carey has contributed more than 400 articles, reviews, and papers for professional journals, 40 chapters to books, and more than 150 invited lectures across the globe. He has been an editorial board member of the American Journal of Hypertension since 1987 and a former editorial board member of the Hypertension Journal from 2002 to 2008, the American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology from 1987 to 1989, and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism from 1981 to 1984. Furthermore, he was a coauthor of “Adrenal Disorders” in 1988 and coeditor of “Hypertension: An Endocrine Disease” in 1985.

A leading voice in the industry, Dr. Carey has maintained affiliation with several organizations, including as president of the Endocrine Society since 2008, a member of the executive and long range planning committee of the American Heart Association since 1992, a member of the financial committee of the Endocrine Society since 1988, and a member of the intersocietal affairs committee of the American Society of Hypertension since 1986. Previously, he was chair of the council operations committee with the American Heart Association from 2006 to 2008, chair of the development committee of the Endocrine Society from 1991 to 1992, secretary-treasurer of the Southern Society of Clinical Investigation from 1985 to 1986, and a member of the nominating committee of the American Federation on Clinical Research in 1982.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to medicine, Dr. Carey has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career. The recipient of numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health since 1972, he won the Thomas Jefferson Award from the University of Virginia in 2003 and was named to the Hall of Distinguished Alumni by the University of Kentucky in 2000. In 1994, he was given the Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award by Alpha Omega Alpha at Vanderbilt University, and the University of Virginia Medical Center honored him with the Attending Physician of the Year Award in 1983 and 1984. Furthermore, Vanderbult University honored him with the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Founder’s Medal, and the American Heart Association gave him the Distinguished Service Award.

Delving into the field of medicine due to the influence of his mother, who encouraged him to be a physician, Dr. Carey has been married to Theodora Vann Hereford since 1963 and is the proud father of three children. He enjoys fly fishing in his spare time. Notably, he has been selected for inclusion into several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.

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