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William J. Rowe, MD, FBIS, FACN, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Rowe has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of internal medicine

Dr. William J. Rowe notably published that extraordinary unremitting endurance exercise can injure a perfectly normal heart in LANCET.

    KESWICK, VA, September 18, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present William J. Rowe, MD, FBIS, FACN, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Rowe 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.

An internist and an educator, Dr. Rowe spent 34 years in private practice where he specialized in internal medicine. He also served as the chief of the advisory committee for cardiac rehabilitation with the Northwest Ohio Heart Association in Toledo, Ohio, and the chairman of the department of medicine at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. Additionally, Dr. Rowe was instrumental in academia, serving as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Toledo in the college of medicine and life sciences for more than three decades between 1962 and 1993.

While in private practice, Dr. Rowe wrote voluminously on his area of expertise. He notably published that extraordinary unremitting endurance exercise can injure a perfectly normal heart in LANCET. His research was based on his studies of Sy Mah, the holder of The Guinness Book of Records for having completed 524 marathons. This triggered a 25-year pursuit regarding the cardiovascular complications of space flight, beginning with a hypothesis pertaining to potential permanent injury to a normal heart from interplanetary travel.

Dr. Rowe has since researched and written regarding the inhalation of moon dust in the lunar module, and how it can cause severe hypertension. Four Apollo mission astronauts, including Neil Armstrong, returned from their landings displaying abnormalities in their cardiac function. Further, he was the first to publish that adrenaline levels are elevated in space. His articles have been published in multiple different scholarly journals, including the Journal of Heart Disease, Spaceflight and the International Journal Impact Research. One of Dr. Rowe's articles was likewise featured by Global Medical Discovery in the top 20 of 20,000 peer-reviewed science and medical publications.

Between 1988 and 2012, Dr. Rowe has conducted scientific meetings across the U.S. and in such countries as China, France, Greece, Canada, and Austria. He has covered many topics, including Life Expectancy Studies in Space, The Advantages of An All-Female Crew for a Mars Mission, and Fitness Role Models. Moreover, Dr. Rowe served as a delegate of the citizen ambassador program with the People-to-People International to China during 1988.

Dr. Rowe received a Bachelor of Science at the University of Cincinnati in 1950 and a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1954. He subsequently served two years in the U.S. Air Force between 1955 and 1957. Following his tour in the military, Dr. Rowe completed his internship at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver and residency at the University of Iowa. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Rowe is a member of the American College of Nutrition and an elected fellow of multiple other organizations, including the British Interplanetary Society, the American Medical Association, and the National Space Society. He is also a council member of the American College of Nutrition. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Rowe has been featured in over 30 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in the World.

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

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