Following undergraduate education in the Ivy League, I attended Medical School at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and received an MD degree in 1965. I served an internship in Internal Medicine on the Osler Medical Service from 7/65 through 6/66.
During 1967-69 I served in the Public Health Service as a Fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. During that period I served as Director of Extramural Programs in Gastroenterology and supervised the administration of NIH research grants totaling $17 million per year.
I then served a Residency in Internal Medicine on the Osler Medical Service from 7/68 through 6/69 and served a senior residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, from 7/69 to 6/70.
With excellent training under A. McGehee Harvey, Chairman of Medicine at Johns Hopkins, and Holly Smith, Chairman of Medicine at the UCSF Medical Center, I have continued to practice medicine through the following careers:
Academic Medicine and basic research in the areas of cellular and molecular biology applied to the exocrine pancreas and the impact of this research on basic science discovery, human nutrition and pancreatic disease. These efforts led to professorships at the Rockefeller University, Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School .
Biotechnology and Health Care through the founding and managing of several companies in the areas of Genomics (AlphaGene, Inc.), Health Care through OTC products (NovaLife, Inc.) and Anti-Viral Drug Development (Viral Shield Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
William Olser Slide Presentation
WILLIAM OSLER'S ADVICE TO PHYSICIANS
"The practice of Medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head
Care more particularly for the individual patient than for the special features of the disease.
Learn to acquire the art of detachment, the virtue of method and the quality of thoroughness, but above all the grace of humility.
Once gain the confidence of a patient, and inspire him with hope, and the battle is half won.
The art of the practice of medicine is to be learned only by experience, 'tis not an inheritance; it cannot be revealed. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone can you become an expert.
I propose to tell you the secret of life. Though a little one, the master word looms large in meaning. It is the open sesame to every portal, the great equalizer in the world, the true philosopher's stone, which transmutes all the base metal of humanity into gold. The stupid man among you it will make bright, the bright man brilliant, and the brilliant student steady. And the master word is Work!"
First Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical School
"And so they gave their talents and dedication to the Fields of Medicine & Surgery And received, each for his or her memory, Praise that will never die."
Adapted from Pericles by:
George A. Scheele, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Medical School , Class of 1965
Osler Medical Service, 1965-66 and 1968-69
Member of the Pithotomy Club