Title: Medical Educator (Retired), Internist
Location: Jamestown, Rhode Island, United States
David Pomfret, Medical Educator (Retired), Internist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in internal medicine.
Dr. Pomfret didn’t originally intend to become an internist as his main focus of study was mathematics and chemistry. He was offered a job in Delaware at DuPont and was assigned to a research project with 95 other scientists. This experience paved the way for him to think about how he could help others in a medical way. He decided to switch gears and become a doctor. Now retired, Dr. Pomfret served for several decades as both an educator and doctor. Prior to retiring, he was a Professor of Medicine at Tumaini University Medical College in Tanzania from 1996 to 2000. He had previously taught as a clinical professor at Tufts University from 1976 to 2000. In addition to these roles, Dr. Pomfret was the Chief of Medicine at Leonard Morse Hospital from 1968 to 1971 and served as the Chief of Staff at the hospital from 1976 to 1980.
Even with a career filled with so many medical accomplishments, Dr. Pomfret points out that one of the greatest highlights of his life has been being the youngest in the country to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. He earned this title at just 12 years old. That same year, he became a concert pianist. Dr. Pomfret later prepared for his career in medicine by earning a Bachelor of Science from Stonehill College in 1959. He earned an MD from the University College Dublin in 1964 and became a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. In 2003, he was named an Outstanding Alumnus of Stonehill College. He has also received the Silver Medal in medicine from the University of California, Davis and a Gold Medal in Surgery in 1964. In 2006, Dr. Pomfret published “Dispatches from Kilimanjaro” and in 1998 he had authored “Computer Science.” He is currently retired from both teaching and practice and spends his time enjoying his beloved grandchildren.
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