Marquis Top Doctors

Gerald L. Woolam, MD

Title: Surgeon
Location: Lubbock, Texas, United States

Gerald L. Woolam, MD, Surgeon, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in surgery and education.

Dr. Woolam grew up surrounded by many doctors whom he knew and admired, which inspired him to pursue a medical career of his own. He acquired a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University in 1958, which he followed up with an MD from Baylor University in 1962. Certified through the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Woolam had all the necessary skills for professional growth. His career was rich with success up until his retirement in 2017.

After completing his required internship and residency, Dr. Woolam was hired as an associate clinical professor at Texas Tech University in 1972. In 1975, he was promoted to clinical professor in the school of medicine, where he remained until 2017. Alongside his academic endeavors, Dr. Woolam’s primary position was as a surgeon in Lubbock, Texas. He practiced from 1968 until 2017. In 1977, he was awarded the Outstanding Clinical Professor Award from Texas Tech University. The university awarded him again in 2000 with the title of Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Woolam has additionally brought his insights to numerous professional organizations, such as the American Medical Association, Texas Surgical Society, and the American Cancer Society. For the latter, he served as the national president for several years. He thoroughly enjoyed his time in this role, as he was able to encourage cancer prevention and support the society’s research activities. In recognition of his professional pursuits, he is featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest. More recently, in 2019, Dr. Woolam was honored with the Marquis Humanitarian Award and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

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