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Glenn Geelhoed, MD
Glenn Geelhoed, MD

    Dr. Glenn Geelhoed is professor of surgery, professor of international medical education, professor of microbiology, immunology and tropical medicine at George Washington University Medical Center; a distinguished professor of global medicine and gealth at the University of Toledo; and the Distinguished Professor of Global Health at SUNY Syracuse.

    Dr. Geelhoed is a member of numerous medical, surgical and international academic societies, including the Society of University Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, and is the past president of the Washington Academy of Surgeons. He was selected the James IV Traveling Scholar of 1986, and inducted into the Academie de Chirurgie de Paris in 1990. He was named Humanitarian of the Year by George Magazine in 2000, and elected for GWUMC’s Faculty Distinguished Service Award in 2006. He was awarded the distinction of the International Humanitarian Volunteer of the American College of Surgeons in 2009.

    He has been featured in national media, including an appearance on Larry King Live and coverage in the Washington Post. He has authored several books and more than 800 published journal articles and book chapters. His most recent book is Gifts from the Poor: What the World's Patients Taught One Doctor About Healing (Greenleaf Book Group, 2011).

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