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Kenneth M. Ludmerer, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Ludmerer, MD, has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of healthcare and higher education

    ST. LOUIS, MO, November 13, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Kenneth M. Ludmerer, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Ludmerer 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, medical educator, and historian of medicine, Dr. Ludmerer is a professor in the department of history and medicine and the Mabel Dorn Reeder Distinguished Professor in the History of Medicine at Washington University. Employed with the university his entire career, he first completed his residency and fellowship at Washington University, followed by two years as a chief resident of internal medicine at Barnes Hospital. Elected to first teach at the university in 1979 as an assistant professor of medicine as well as assistant professor of history, Dr. Ludmerer has never strayed from the field. Today, in addition to teaching a host of courses, he also teaches an advanced seminar each spring on the development of medicine in the United States.

Dr. Ludmerer first earned a Bachelor's degree at Harvard College, and an MA and MD at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His research interests have since included the history of American medicine, specifically the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with his work focusing on understanding medicine in a broad intellectual, social, and cultural context. He is the author of several books, including "Genetics and American Society: A Historical Appraisal" in 1972, "Learning to Heal: The Development of American Medical Education" in 1985, "Time to Heal: American Medical Education from the Turn of the Century to the Era of Managed Care" in 1999, and "Let Me Heal: The Opportunity to Preserve Excellence in American Medicine" in 2014. "Time to Heal" was a 2004 recipient of a William Welch Medal, granted by the American Association for the History of Medicine for best book.

Throughout his career in medicine and education, Dr. Ludmerer also received numerous other awards, including a 2015 Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, an Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education from Association of American Medical Colleges, the inaugural Daniel Tosteson Award for Leadership in Medical Education from Harvard Medical School, and the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from Washington University School of Medicine. He has also received the Nicholas Davies Award for contributions to the medical humanities from the American College of Physicians, and a Mastership from the American College of Physicians. He has also been highlighted in many issues of Who's Who, including Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

An elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Clinical and Climatological Association, among others, Dr. Ludmerer is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the former president of the American Association for the History of Medicine and the American Osler Society. He has served on various editorial boards, including the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, and the History of Education Quarterly, and has served on countless committees and boards for organizations such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the Association of American Medical Colleges. He is a past board member of the Missouri Historical Society, and a current board member of Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Long Beach, California, Dr. Ludmerer is the son of Sol Ludmerer, a retired ophthalmologist, and Norma Helfer. Married to Loren Rae Starobin since 1987, he loves to travel, run, and listen to music in his down time.

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

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