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Perry Gardner Rigby, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Rigby has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of healthcare and higher education

    NEW ORLEANS, LA, December 05, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Perry Gardner Rigby, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Rigby celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Rigby has been serving as the Director of Health Care Systems at Louisiana State University (LSU) in New Orleans since 1994, a Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Medical Education Commission of the State of Louisiana. He is a former Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. Currently, he is teacher and mentor to the Fellows as well as Associate Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program.

He served as Chancellor of LSU Medical Center from 1985 to 1994. Previously he served as Associate Dean, Acting Dean, and Dean as well as Chairman of the Clinical Board at LSU in Shreveport, Louisiana, from 1978 to 1985. During his tenure there, he spent additional time as Chairman of the Dean's Committee for the VA Hospital.

He received his undergraduate degree, Summa Cum Laude, at Mount Union College in 1953 and MD at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1957. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Virginia and Fellowship in Hematology at Boston University. First employed in academia at the University of Nebraska, he taught Internal Medicine, Anatomy, and Medical Education. He also served as Director of Hematology as well as Dean. He has been a Professor of Internal Medicine since 1969. He was selected as a Markle Foundation Scholar in Academic Medicine (1966) leading to, among other things, consulting for the World Health Organization in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Chosen as a diplomat by the American Board of Internal Medicine and as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Rigby is also a longstanding member of the American Federation of Clinical Research, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, the American Medical Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Southern Society of Clinical Investigation. He has authored and co-authored approximately 180 articles and abstracts.

Dr. Rigby's research interests include Anemia, Blood Cells, Immune Function and Genetics. Dr. Rigby also served on the Board of Directors for Fontenelle Forest in Omaha, NE, and River Cities High Technology Group in Shreveport, LA, for a short time earlier in his career. In 1994, he was a Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professor at the University of Nebraska in Omaha.

In 1976, Dr. Rigby received an honorary DSc from the University of Mount Union. He has received numerous other awards throughout his career including a Mentor of the Year Award by The Southern Society for Clinical Investigation in 2017. He was also honored as a Laureate by the American College of Physicians in 2015, and received a Silver Anniversary Leadership Award granted by the College of Allied Health Professions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1997. Additionally, he has received several grants from the National Institutes of Health. In 1987, Dr. Rigby received the Distinguished Alumni award from Case Western Reserve University.

Married to Barbara Commander Rigby with seven adult children, Dr. Rigby served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1962 to 1964. He has been highlighted in every edition of Who's Who in America between 1987 and 2008, as well as several editions of Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, and Who's Who in the World.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Perry Gardner Rigby, MD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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