Company: Emory University
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Thomas Whitesides, Professor at Emory University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical education.
With 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Whitesides was a professor at Emory University from 1962 to 2000. Earlier in his career, he was an orthopaedic surgeon with the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1962. In addition to his primary roles, he served as a visiting professor with Washington University, Harvard University, the University of Iowa, and Pennsylvania State University as well as a lecturer at Columbia University, Washington University, and the University of Southern California.
Dr. Whitesides began his career as a student at Emory University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1952. He continued his studies with the school, earning a Doctor of Medicine in 1955. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Whitesides became involved in the medical profession because of his desire to pursue science after high school. He wasn’t sure if he wanted to be a doctor or a dentist, but because there was no dental school at Emory University, Dr. Whitesides decided to go into medicine.
Throughout his career, Dr. Whitesides has been recognized for his contributions. He was the recipient of the Kappa Delta Research Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research Society, and the Wiltse Award from the North America Spine Society. He has been featured in numerous honors publications, including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World. A highlight of Dr. Whitesides’ career was receiving an annual award from the Georgia Orthopaedic Society. The award is meaningful to him because he received it early in his career.
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