B. Lawrence Riggs, MD

Title: Physician, Educator
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

B. Lawrence Riggs, Physician and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in endocrinology.

Dr. Riggs entered his profession because he was interested in science and in helping people; the combination of the two fit for medicine. The highlight of his career has been his time as chairman of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism because he was ranked as number one in the nation. For more than four decades, Dr. Riggs demonstrated proficiency in the medical field, and spent most of his time in medical research. He worked closely with the Mayo Clinic at different times in his career, and is a professor emeritus of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. Riggs has also taught at the University of Minnesota and served with the National Institutes of Health in his career.

In order to help others in the medical track, Dr. Riggs first earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arkansas in 1953. Two years later, he received an MD in medicine from the institution. He continued with an internship at the Letterman Army Hospital before stepping in to a residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine Hospital. He later received a Master of Science in medicine from the University of Minnesota in 1962. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Endocrinology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. In his career, Dr. Riggs also served on the National Advisory Board of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases with the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Riggs also served with the US Army Medical Corps from 1956 to 1958.

In his career, Dr. Riggs has been recognized on numerous occasions for his work. He was the recipient of 2009’s Legends in Osteoporosis Award from the National Osteoporosis Foundation. He has also received the Outstanding Mentorship Rodam Award and the Newman Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. His work has also been recognized on numerous occasions with accolades from the Mayo Foundation, the University of Arkansas, the Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Furthermore, throughout his career he maintained affiliation with a number of these organizations, as well as the American Federation of Clinical Research, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Endocrinology, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Councilor of National Osteoporosis Foundation and the Central Society for Clinical Research.

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