Professor of Surgery
Professor of International Medical Education
Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine
George Washington University Medical Center
Glenn W. Geelhoed, received his BS and AB cum laude degrees from Calvin College and his MD cum laude from the University of Michigan. Following the Harvard surgical internship and residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, and the Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center, he served as clinical associate and senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. After completion of his chief surgical residency, he joined the full-time faculty at George Washington University as an Associate Professor of Surgery in Washington, DC in 1975. He was awarded an appointment as clinical scholar of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He 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 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.
His major clinical interests have been in endocrine surgery, surgical physiology, oncology and transplantation. He has been a frequent Visiting Professor in most of the United States and on all continents, traveling with a strong interest in global health that includes the third world. He is a widely published author accredited with several books and over 800 published journal articles and chapters in books, and has a major interest in medical education in academic, professional and international organizations. Recent publications have included Out of Assa: Heart of the Congo, and Surgery and Healing in the Developing World.
To assist in developing further volunteer surgical services in underserved areas of the developing world, he completed the DTMH in the University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1990, and a Masters degree in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University in 1991. He completed the MPH degree in Epidemiology: Health Promotion/Disease Prevention in 1993 and in 1994 additionally achieved the MA cum laude in Anthropology with special interests in Biologic and Medical Anthropology. He achieved the MPhil degree in the Human Sciences in 2004 and is currently a candidate for the EdD in the Executive Leadership Doctoral Program of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, 2007, of the George Washington University. He was awarded the first Honorary ScD Degree of the University of Toledo’s Health Science faculties in Humanitarian Sciences in 2006.
He completed a further period of research and service in southern Africa supported by an award as Senior Fulbright Scholar for 1996, in developing the African Regional Research Program.. He has led medical students, residents and physicians into clinical experiences in the developing world on over one hundred medical missions in Africa, Asia, South Pacific and South America.
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