Title: Jonathan Fitch Distinguished Professor of Stroke
Company: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
William C. Culp, MD, Jonathan Fitch Distinguished Professor of Stroke at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in interventional radiology and higher education.
Initially interested in the sciences from a young age, Dr. Culp soon discovered the wonders of medicine and desired to become a compassionate physician. Earning a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Oklahoma in 1967, he served in a rotating internship at the university from 1967 to 1968. Soon thereafter, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, where he served as a senior assistant surgeon and lieutenant commander for the United States Public Health Service from 1968 to 1970. A resident in diagnostic radiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for the following four years, he served his first role in 1974 as a radiologist at St. Edwards Medical Center in Fort Smith, AR, a position he held for 18 years. Throughout the course of his career, he served such institutions as the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University of Florida, the University of Nebraska and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he has been employed since 2001. During his tenure at the university, he has acted as an associate professor and professor of radiology and surgery, a professor of radiology, surgery and neurology, and a Jonathan Fitch Distinguished Professor of Stroke, a role he has held since 2016.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Culp was an associate clinical professor at the University of Arkansas from 1985 to 1992 and a principal investigator for the National Institutes of Health from 2006 to 2012. Civically involved as well, he was president of the Fort Smith Symphony in 1979 and sat on the board of directors of the Fort Smith First Methodist Church in 1980 and the Fort Smith Chorale in 1992. He has contributed more than 80 articles to professional journals within his area of expertise and holds numerous U.S. patents for stroke therapies. Impressively, he is a fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology, where he also served as past vice president, and a member of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America and the Arkansas Radiological Society.
In his spare time, Dr. Culp enjoys sailing and diving. He was named Yachtsman of the Year by the Galveston Yacht Club in 1972 and won the National Champion Award from the Catalina 22 National Sailing Association in 1978. As a testament to his success, he was selected for inclusion in the 55th through 58th editions of Who’s Who in America.
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