ANN ARBOR, MI, July 23, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Terry "Gene" Ragland with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Ragland 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.
With more than 25 years of practiced medical experience to his credit, Dr. Ragland has become an authority in his industry. He began his career at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, as an emergency physician in 1977, holding the role for 25 years. Dr. Ragland was a pioneer in the practice of emergency medicine. He worked his first solo shift in emergency in 1973, six years before the American Board of Medical Specialties recognized emergency medicine as a specialty. He wrote the endocrine section in the first educational publication put out by the American College of Emergency Physicians in 1981, "A Study Guide in Emergency Medicine." He also authored the endocrine section or chapters in its successor, "Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide" from the 1st through 5th editions, 1985 to 2000. Dr. Ragland was an examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine for 19 years, 1982 to 2001. At St. Joseph Mercy, he was the Associate Director of the emergency department from 1985 to 2000 and Medical Director of the emergency center from 1985 to 1997. He was a flight physician for Midwest Medflight 1986 to 1997. He attended 130,000 patients during his emergency career.
Dr. Ragland was a leader in many medical roles. He was chief of staff at St. Joseph Mercy 1996 to1997, President of the Washtenaw County Medical Society in 1993, and from 1997 to 2000 he was President of the Huron Valley Physicians Association, an independent practice association with 850 physician members serving 120,000 managed care patients. Dr. Ragland was a Clinical Instructor at the University of Michigan Medical School 1981 to 1994 and a Clinical Assistant Professor 1994 to 2001. Dr. Ragland was medical director of Life Support Services 1983 to 1992 and educated hundreds of ancillary hospital and prehospital medical providers. He was President and CEO of SecureCare, a correctional medicine service, 1992 to 2003.
Dr. Ragland was also a leader in many community related activities. He was a member of the Domestic Violence Project-SAFE House Board from 1992 to 2005. He educated many medical personnel about domestic violence and provided comprehensive services to its victims. Dr. Ragland served on the Dawn Farm Board 2001 to 2007 providing rehabilitation services to victims of drug and alcohol abuse. He founded the first in the state program, the Physician Wellness Committee, to assist physicians impaired from alcohol or drug abuse, psychological or age-related impairment. Dr. Ragland was founder and chairman of the College of Health Professions Advisory Board at Central Michigan University 2000 to 2004 and was a Trustee on the Ann Arbor Township Board 2002 to 2006. Dr. Ragland was a Deputy Medical Examiner for Washtenaw County 1976 to 1995.
Prior to becoming an esteemed medical professional, Dr. Ragland pursued higher education with a Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University in 1966 and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan in 1970. He completed a rotating internship in 1971, and a residency in internal medicine in 1977 at St. Joseph Mercy. He was Chief Resident in 1975 to 1976. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. In 1985, Dr. Ragland and a small group of doctors did an 18 day, five city tour of China under the auspices of the China/U.S. Exchange program to provide medical lectures. On behalf of Mercy International Health Services, he was a consultant in Guam in 1990 and keynote speaker at an international emergency conference in Saudi Arabia in 1993. He received a Spirit Award from Mercy International in 1995 and the 1997 Washtenaw Council of Alcoholism Spirit Award. He was mentored by Robert Carbeck, MD, head of the Department of Internal Medicine, and Oscar Oppenheimer, PhD, Professor of Philosophy.
Dr. Ragland has been a member of relevant medical societies including the American College of Physicians, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Michigan State Medical Society, the Washtenaw County Medical Society, the American Correctional/Health Services Association and others. Dr. Ragland served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1974 stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Ragland has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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