Title: Retired Cardiologist
Company: Mills-Peninsula Hospital
Location: San Mateo, California, United States
John E. Van Kirk, MD, FACC, Retired Cardiologist at Mills-Peninsula Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements and leadership in cardiology.
Dr. Van Kirk is currently retired, having served as a staff cardiologist, as well as the director of critical care at Mills Hospital from 1978 to 1996 and the director of the transitional care unit at Mills-Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame, California, from 1996 to 1999. Prior to these posts, he served Mills-Peninsula Hospital in a number of other important roles including vice chief of medicine, director of critical care at Mills Hospital, a member of the critical care utilization review section and director of the pacemaker clinic. At the start of his career, he interned at Evanston Hospital from 1967 to 1968 and served in the U.S, Public Health Service as a staff associate at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases from 1968 to 1970. He continued his training at the University of Michigan Medical Center as an internal medicine resident, & fellow in cardiology an additional four years. To prepare for his career, Dr. Van Kirk pursued a formal education at DePauw University, earning a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in 1963. He then attended Northwestern University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in 1964 and an MD, with distinction, in 1967. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases, and is certified through the National Board of Medical Examiners.
A frequent contributor of research articles to professional journals, he maintains involvement with numerous organizations in his field as well as outside interests. He has held an active Amateur Radio license for over 65 years, presently the Amateur Extra Class. A first prize winner in landscaping residential estates in the State of California in 1977, Dr. Van Kirk is the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and is listed in several editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who in the World.
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