Title: Physician (Retired)
Company: Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
Location: Eugene, Oregon, United States
John D. Minor, MD, Retired Physician at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pediatrics.
Accruing 37 years of industry experience to his credit, Dr. Minor retired in 2009, previously serving the Oregon Health & Science University Hospital (OHSU Hospital) in Portland as a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology beginning in 1979. He began his professional career as a research fellow on allergy and immunology at the University of California San Francisco in 1972, completing this role in two years before joining the staff at Sacred Heart Hospital and McKenzie-Willamette Hospital. He then began his own private medical practice, specializing in allergy in Eugene, Oregon, which he maintained from 1974 until his retirement. During this time, Dr. Minor was also the medical director of Camp Christmas Seal for Asthmatic Children of the University of Oregon and the Oregon Lung Association from 1975 to 1990. His other roles include serving on the citizens’ advisory committee of the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency from 1980 to 1988, and as president of the Oregon Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology from 1984 to 1986, the Lane Individual Practice Association from 1984 to 1990, and the Lane County Medical Society from 1990 to 1991, among others.
Prior to the start of his career, Dr. Minor pursued a formal education at the University of Florida in Gainesville, completing pre-med coursework from 1960 to 1963. He then attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he earned an MD in 1966. Returning to UF, he joined its College of Medicine as an intern in 1967 and resident in pediatrics from 1968 to 1970, also serving as chief resident in pediatrics in 1970. Following these posts, he served in the United States Air Force as a major from 1970 to 1972, through which he was the chief of pediatrics at the Homestead Air Reserve Base in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Additionally, Dr. Minor is a diplomate of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Pediatrics.
Outside of his primary trade, Dr. Minor is a skilled writer, having authored the UCLA paper, “Antagonism of experimentally induced broncho-constriction by chronically impressed electric current,” which was presented by the American Physiology Society at the UCLA 17th Meeting in 1965. He also maintains involvement with numerous organizations related to his field, such as the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Epsilon Delta, among others. In light of his exceptional undertakings, Dr. Minor received the Humanitarian Award from the Oregon Lung Association in 1990 and is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also selected for inclusion in the 20th edition of Who’s Who in the West.
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