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Geelhoed, Glenn W. 1942–

Geelhoed, Glenn W. 1942–

PERSONAL: Born January 19, 1942, in Grand Rapids, MI; son of William (in furniture business) and Alice (a homemaker) Geelhoed; married Sally Ryden (a pathologist), 1975 (marriage ended); children: Donald William, Michael Alan. Ethnicity: "White (Dutch-American)." Education: Calvin College, A.B. (cum laude), 1964, B.S., 1965; University of Michigan, M.D. (cum laude), 1968; George Washington University, M.A. (international affairs), 1991, M.P.H., 1993, M.A. (cum laude; anthropology), 1995, Ed.D., 2000, M.Phil., 2002. Politics: Republican. Religion: Christian Reformed. Hobbies and other interests: Adventure travel, running marathons (completed more than 100).

ADDRESSES: Home—16618 Kipling Rd., Derwood, MD 20855. Office—Office of the Dean, 741 Ross Hall, Medical Center, George Washington University, 2300 I St. NW, Washington, DC 20037; fax: 202-994-0926. E-mail[email protected];[email protected]

CAREER: Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA, resident in surgery, 1968–69; Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, resident in surgery, 1969–70; National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, clinical associate and senior investigator in Surgery Branch, 1973; George Washington University, Washington, DC, fellow at University Hospital, 1973–75, began as associate professor, became professor of surgery and international medical education, 1975–, professor of microbiology and tropical medicine, 2000–. Harvard University, intern at Medical School; University of London, affiliate of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Royal College of Physicians, 1990; visiting professor at universities in the United States and abroad. Affiliate of International Medical Mission and volunteer on missions in the United States and abroad.

MEMBER: American College of Surgeons (fellow), Society of University Surgeons, Washington Academy of Surgeons (past president).

AWARDS, HONORS: Clinical scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1975–77; surgical traveling scholar in South Africa, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Sweden, and Pakistan, James IV Association of Surgeons, 1986; inducted into Academie de Chirurgie de Paris, 1990; senior Fulbright scholar in Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania, and fellow of Council on the International Exchange of Scholars, all 1996; named humanitarian of the year, George magazine, 2000; inducted into Medical Mission Hall of Fame, Toledo, OH, 2005.


Problem Management in Endocrine Surgery, Year Book Medical Publishers (Chicago, IL), 1983.

(Editor, with Bart Chernow) Endocrine Aspects of Acute Illness, Churchill Livingstone (New York, NY), 1985.

(Editor, with Robert D. Willix, Jr. and Jean Barilla) Natural Health Secrets from Around the World, Shot Tower Books (Boca Raton, FL), 1994, 2nd edition, Keats Publishing (New Canaan, CT), 1997.

The Study of Surgery, J & S Publishing (Alexandria, VA), 1994.

Surgery: Review for New National Boards, J & S Publishing (Alexandria, VA), 1994.

Out of Assa: Heart of the Congo; Medical Adventures in Central Africa, Three Hawks Publishing (Alexandria, VA), 1999.

(Editor) Surgery and Healing in the Developing World, Landes Bioscience (Georgetown, TX), 2001.

Contributor to books. Contributor of more than 500 articles to medical journals.



Geelhoed, Glenn E., Out of Assa: Heart of the Congo; Medical Adventures in Central Africa, Three Hawks Publishing (Alexandria, VA), 1999.


Bookwatch, December, 1997, review of Natural Health Secrets from Around the World, p. 4.


George Washington University Web site: Glenn W. Geelhoed Home Page,∼gwg (February 25, 2006).

Hunter and Gatherer Web site, (February 25, 2006).

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