Title: Physician (Retired)
Location: Albany, New York, United States
Jerry G. Greene, a Retired Physician, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pulmonary medicine.
Inspired by his father, Dr. Greene knew he wanted to pursue medicine at a young age. He started by earning an MD at the University of Manitoba in 1960, after which he garnered hands-on experience as a rotating intern and junior assistant resident in medicine at St. Boniface Hospital, a teaching fellow at the University of Manitoba, and a fellow in medicine at the Mayo Clinic. To further his professional standing, he obtained a Master of Science in preventative medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990 and a diploma from the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Greene’s training led him to take an interest in pulmonary medicine; in 1966, he became an assistant in pulmonary diseases at the Mayo Clinic, a practitioner of internal medicine in St. Paul, Minn., and the chief of the Pulmonary Laboratory at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Over the years, his reputation for excellence grew and he advanced into positions like associate of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and director of the Inhalation Therapy Program at St. Mary’s Hospital, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota, chief of pulmonary disease at St. Paul Ramsey Hospital, medical director at Will Rogers Hospital, practitioner of internal medicine at the Medical Association of Saranac Lake, chief of the Department of Medicine at Saranac Lake General Hospital, clinical associate professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and professor of medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. Dr. Greene is particularly proud of his time with the Veterans Affairs system, where he was tasked with developing and leading a pulmonary disease section. He considers the highlight of his career, however, to be contributing to the growth of hundreds of medical students.
Although he retired in 2000, Dr. Greene remains involved with community organizations like the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association. He is also a consultant to professional services review organizations like Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the North Dakota Advisory Committee on Medical Education, and the National Institutes of Health. In the past, he served in positions like consultant to the North Dakota Lung Association, member of the Pulmonary Academy Award Committee on Pulmonary Testing, associate editor of RT Magazine, and contributor to professional journals and books. Notably, he has authored more than 50 papers.
Outside of the hospitals and schools, Dr. Greene was very active in the military. He was the commander of the 105th U.S. Air Force Clinic at Stewart Field in New York, a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, a lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard Medical Corps, the commander of the Air National Guard, and a colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He really enjoyed his time in this capacity, and considers flying to be one of his favorite hobbies to this day. Dr. Greene is also a licensed bobsled driver.
As a testament to his hard work and dedication, Dr. Greene received a fellowship from the American College of Physicians, the Pulmonary Academy Award from the National Institutes of Health, a Bush Fellowship for Academic Medicine, and a Recognition Award from the Mayo Clinical Fellow’s Association. His achievements were featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World.
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