Title: Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Location: Church Hill, Tennessee, United States
Richard Michalik, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of cardiology.
With a heart of gold and a steady hand, Dr. Michalik has had an outstanding career as a cardiac surgeon. He served as clinical associate professor of surgery at the Tennessee State University School of Medicine from 1985 until 2018. His previous positions include performing cardiac surgery for the East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group in Kingsport from 1985 to 2004 and serving as an associate surgeon for the Emory University School of Medicine from 1980 to 1982. In preparation for his career, Dr. Michalik earned a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh as well as certification from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Michalik had been inspired to pursue cardiovascular surgery by his mother, who worked at the University of Pittsburgh. He met doctors through her, ultimately deciding he wanted to enter the field of healthcare and has greatly enjoyed his career. He has had fantastic experiences and fondly remembers a month-long teaching trip to China as well as time spent at the Henrietta Edelstein Children’s Hospital.
In recognition of his success, Dr. Michalik has been lauded with the Who’s Who Humanitarian Award, the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
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