A respected voice in his areas of interest, Dr. Ludwig has been active with a number of professional organizations.
PITTSBURGH, PA, July 24, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Karl David Ludwig, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Ludwig celebrates many years of 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 35 years of professional experience, Dr. Ludwig was the director of inpatient psychiatry at Sewickley Valley Hospital from 1981 to 1995 and an assistant medical director of the Staunton Clinic from 1990 to 1995. Prior to obtaining these roles, he was the superintendent of Dixmont State Hospital from 1980 to 1981 and a clinical director of the Northeast Community Mental Health Center from 1973 to 1980, where he was previously the chief of outpatient services in 1973. Earlier in his career, he was a consultant for the Coatesville VA Hospital from 1968 to 1970, a staff psychiatrist at Haverford State Hospital from 1964 to 1971, and a research psychiatrist and the director of the alcoholism program at Friends Hospital from 1966 to 1973. Dr. Ludwig's military career began when he served in medical service of the Army of the United States from 1954 to 1956, and worked in the chemistry labs of the Fort Knox Army Hospital in 1954 to 1955, and the Fort Eustis Army Hospital from 1955 to 1956, and was discharged from active duty as a PFC. He was commissioned as an officer in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy in 1957 and served as a commissioned officer for 33 years working in hospitals and abroad ships and Naval installations in the United States, Spain, and Italy. He retired in 1990 with the Rank of Captain.
Dr. Ludwig first pursued an education with Saint Vincent College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in biology in 1952. He continued his education with Pennsylvania State University, completing postgraduate coursework from 1952 to 1953, and he completed further coursework with Saint Mary's Seminary and University from 1953 to 1954. He subsequently earned a Doctor of Medicine with the University of Pittsburgh in 1960. He then joined the United States Naval Hospital for an internship from 1960 to 1961. He later held a residency in psychiatry with Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute from 1961 to 1964 and a fellowship in psychiatric research and teaching with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University from 1964 to 1966.
A respected voice in his areas of interest, Dr. Ludwig has been active with a number of professional organizations. A Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society and the Pittsburgh Psychiatric Society. He is also a life member of the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Allegheny County Medical Society. He is also a life member of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, the Navy League of the United States, the American Legion, the Association of the United States Navy, the Military Officer Association of the United States and the Military Order of the World Wars. He has been featured in numerous honors publications, including multiple editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in the World.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Ludwig 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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