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David Walthall Richardson, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

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

A professor at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA, since 1965, Dr. David Walthall Richardson has taught medicine for 44 fruitful years.

    RICHMOND, VA, January 14, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present David Walthall Richardson, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Richardson 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.

A professor at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA, since 1965, Dr. Richardson has taught medicine for 44 fruitful years. Hired as an associate professor in 1962 and retiring temporarily in 1995, attaining emeritus status, he also taught as a professor of medicine in the health sciences division at Virginia Commonwealth University for several years beginning in 1995 and research fellow at Oxford University under Sir George Pickering, and was a visiting professor at the University of Milan in Italy between 1972 and 1973.

A practicing physician for more than 60 years, Dr. Richardson notably served as the associate chief of staff for research, chief of cardiology, interim chairman of the department of medicine and chairman of the division of cardiology at the VA Hospital in Richmond between 1956 and 1987. Early in his career, between 1961 and 1962, he served as a visiting scientist at Oxford University in England.

Dr. Richardson's research has resulted in the authoring and co-authoring of numerous articles to various peer-reviewed journals. He also devoted many years to his local community, chairing the events committee for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's cardiac arrhythmia suppression trail between 1983 and 1992 and the anti-arrhythmics versus implantable defibrillators trial between 1993 and 1997.

An elected fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Richardson formerly served as the organization's governor of Virginia between 1970 and 1972. He is a member of clinical cardiology and high blood pressure research with the American Heart Association and member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the American Clinical and Climatological Association. Included in every edition of Who's Who in America since 1991, Dr. Richardson has also been cited in another 25 editions of Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the South and Southwest and Who's Who in the World.

Dr. Richardson earned a Bachelor of Science from Davidson College in 1947 and Doctor of Medicine from Harvard University in 1951. He then completed an internship and residency at Yale New Haven Hospital between 1951 and 1953 and residency and fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia between 1953 and 1956. Dr. Richardson is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine, as well as cardiology. Prior to earning his degrees, Dr. Richardson served in the U.S. Navy between 1944 and 1946. Married to his wonderful wife Frances Lee Wingfield since 1948, Dr. Richardson has three children and two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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

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