Title: Internist, Cardiologist (Retired)
Location: Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States
Norman Makous, a Retired Internist and Cardiologist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cardiology.
Passionate about medicine and patient care, Dr. Makous is proud to have spent 60 years contributing to the field. He started as a mixed intern and resident in internal medicine at the Research Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., and then became a fellow in cardiovascular disease at the University of Vermont, a resident in internal medicine at the U.S. Naval Hospital in North Carolina, and a fellow in cardiovascular disease at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Makous advanced rapidly in the years following, moving from positions such as the director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in Kansas City and cardiologist and physician at Pennsylvania Hospital to positions like being the clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and at Thomas Jefferson University. Over the years, Dr. Makous also maintained private practices in Kansas City, Mo., Independence, Mo., and Philadelphia, Pa., and served as a consultant. One of the things that made him stand out was his availability; he always gave new patients his home number and told them he was available day and night to help ease their fears. Although he loved health care, he ultimately retired in 2006.
When Dr. Makous wasn’t working, he enjoyed using his skills to help out in his community. He was a member of the Peer Review Panel for the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, a member of the advisory group of the Greater Delaware Valley Regional Medical Program, the founder and acting chairman of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional High Blood Pressure Control Program, and a trustee of the Edna B. Kynett Memorial Foundation. Additionally, he authored “Time to Care: Personal Medicine in the Age of Technology,” “The Road Taken, My Life and Times,” and numerous articles and chapters for medical publications.
Dr. Makous prepared for his endeavors by earning an MD and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1947 and 1945, respectively. He then obtained a diploma in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases from the American Board of Internal Medicine. To ensure he remained at the forefront of development among his peers and community, Dr. Makous joined prominent organizations like the American Medical Association and accepted a variety of leadership positions within such groups. Notably, he was the chairman of the Professional Liability Insurance Appeals Committee of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the president of the Center City branch and the secretary of the Philadelphia County Medical Society, the president of the Southeastern Pennsylvania affiliate of the American Heart Association, and the president of the Pennsylvania Society Internal Medicine.
As a testament to his hard work and dedication, Dr. Makous received a fellowship from the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Society of Internal Medicine. He was also honored with the Legion of Honor from the Chapel of Four Chaplains, a Special Achievement Award from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional High Blood Pressure Control Program, the Cristol Award from the Philadelphia County Medical Society, and both a Distinguished Achievement Award and a Volunteer of the Year Award from the American Heart Association.
In his spare time, Dr. Makous enjoys tennis and cinematography.
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