Company: Indiana University Health
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Lawrence D. Rink, Cardiologist at Indiana University Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cardiology.
Growing up, Dr. Rink always had a desire to help others. Recognizing that heart disease represented the most common cause of death and disability in humans, he decided to pursue a career in cardiology. After earning a Bachelor of Science from DePauw University in 1962, he secured a Doctor of Medicine from Indiana University in 1966. Soon thereafter, Dr. Rink began an internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital, which he completed in 1967. Consequently, he joined the United States Navy, where he served as a Lieutenant Commander Flight Surgeon from 1968 until his honorable discharge in 1972.
Between 1971 and 1974, Dr. Rink completed a residency in internal medicine at Indiana University. Further, he assumed employment with the Indiana University School of Medicine as a clinical assistant professor between 1973 and 1985. He also accepted cardiology fellowships with Indiana University and the Massachusetts General Hospital, later becoming a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Cardiology, and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Rink concurrently excelled as a cardiologist at IMA, Inc., for 43 years until 2017. He also held executive positions with Premier Health Care, Bloomington Hospital, and the Indiana University Human Performance Laboratory, from 1975 until 2017. Today, he serves as a cardiologist with Indiana University Health, a position he has held for two years.
In addition to his primary endeavors, Dr. Rink has contributed as a physician for several sports teams affiliated with the Track and Field Pan America Games, the Olympic Sports Festival, the World University Games, and the Indiana University Basketball Team. Achievements to his credit include pioneering the area of sports medicine and cardiology internationally and becoming a founding member of the IMA, which became second-largest private medical group in Indiana. For his accomplishments in the field, Dr. Rink has been the recipient of the Quality of Life Award from Major Bloomington and was named Most Outstanding Flight Surgeon from the United States Navy, as well as Most Outstanding Alumnus from the Indiana University Medical School. Likewise, Dr. Rink was elected to the Monroe County Hall of Fame in 2016.
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