KNOXVILLE, TN, November 12, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Walter Howard Brott, MD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. 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. Brott is a retired educator, United States Army officer, and cardiac surgeon celebrating more than four decades of expertise in his specialty. The son of a Lutheran minister and hospital chaplain, he came of age with a deep understanding of the value of service to others. After initially pursuing medical training in order to become a medical missionary, Dr. Brott attended Yale University on scholarship, completing a Bachelor of Arts in 1955 and earning a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Kansas in 1959. Dr. Brott has been married to his wife Marie for 58 years. They have three children: Cheryl (lawyer), Michelle (nurse) and Kevin (veterinary physicians) and 12 grandchildren.
After his graduation from the University of Kansas, Dr. Brott entered the U.S. Army as a commissioned first lieutenant, and began a rotating internship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. He undertook a residency in general surgery at William Beaumont General Hospital in El Paso before his selection for an additional residency in thoracic surgery at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, where he would remain until 1969. Dr. Brott became a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Brott was appointed as the commander of the Third Surgical Hospital in Vietnam, during which time his strong leadership transformed a poorly organized facility into an effective and efficient medical center.
Dr. Brott rose to become the assistant chief of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1971, and by 1977 he had risen to the role of the chief of cardiothoracic surgery. He was selected as the chief surgical consultant to the Surgeon General of the Army in 1976, and became a professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences during the same year. He was the first Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the medical school. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1982 at the rank of a colonel, decorated with a Cross of Gallantry and a 1st Class Action Medal for his service in Vietnam, as well as a Legion of Merit with an oak leaf cluster, a Bronze Star and a Meritorious Service Medal. Furthermore, Dr. Brott was recognized for his exceptional dedication to the medical profession with a Certificate of Achievement presented by the U.S. Army Surgeon General.
In 1982, Dr. Brott joined the University of Tennessee as a clinical associate professor of surgery, and performed surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was made an honorary clinical professor in 1994, and has been granted emeritus status. As an expert in the demands of military medicine and cardiac care, Dr. Brott served as a member of the Council for Perfusion Education and Accreditation joint review committee, and was a senior editor of the Emergency War Surgery Handbook from 1977 until 1982. He has contributed more than 25 articles to professional journals, and served as the chairperson of the NATO Editorial Board.
In support of his commitment to serve others, Dr. Brott is a supporter of Sports Disciples Haiti and Hunters for the Hungry, and has served on the physician's panel of the Heritage Foundation since 1991. He was elected as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has been a member of the American Medical Association, where he has held a variety of leadership roles, and remains affiliated with the Society for Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Washington Medical Society and the Walter Reed Association, among many others. Fully retired, Dr. Brott enjoys sketching, painting in oils and gardening, and looks forward to finishing the book he is writing.
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