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Robert Henry Wilkins

Robert Henry Wilkins, American neurosurgeon, editor, educator. Diplomate American Board Neurological Surgery. Recipient Travel award Copenhagen, National Institute Neurological Diseases and Blindness, 1965, Royal Australasian College Surgeons, Foundation lecturer Adelaide 1986.

Background

  • Wilkins, Robert Henry was born on August 18, 1934 in Pittsburgh. Son of George H. and Mary M. (Lemon) Wilkins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1955. Doctor of Medicine, University Pittsburgh, 1959.

    Career

    • Intern, resident general surgery Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1959-1961, resident in neurosurgery, 1963-1968, assistant professor neurosurgery, 1968-1972, professor neurosurgery, 1976—2004, chief division neurosurgery, 1976-1996, emeritus professor neurosurgery, since 2005. Clinical associate surgery branch National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, 1961-1963. Chairman department neurosurgery Scott and White Clinic, Temple, Texas, 1972-1975.

      Associate professor neurosurgery University Pittsburgh, 1975-1976. Lecturer Cook County Graduate School Medicine, Chicago, 1976-1996. Attending neurosurgeon Durham Veterans Administration Hospital, 1968-1972, 78-98.

      Member National Advisory Council National Institute Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 1989-1992.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Neurological Surgery.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Fellow American College of Surgeons (governor 1996). Member Congress Neurological Surgeons (president 1979-1980), American Association Neurological Surgeons (treasurer 1989-1992), Southern Neurosurg. Society (secretary 1988-1991, president 1992-1993), Society Neurological Surgeons (vice president 1995-1996), American Board Neurological Surgery (director 1991-1997, chairman 1996-1997), Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha.

    Personality

    Interests

    Medical writing and editing.

    Connections

    • Married Gloria A. Kohl, December 28, 1957. Children: Michael I., Jeffrey K., Elizabeth A.
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    Born August 18, 1934
    • 1955
      University Pittsburgh
    • 1959
      University Pittsburgh
    • 1959 - 1961
      Intern, general surgery Duke University Medical Center
      Durham, United Kingdom
    • 1959 - 1961
      resident, general surgery Duke University Medical Center
      Durham, United Kingdom
    • 1961 - 1963
      clinical associate, surgery branch National Cancer Institute
      Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    • 1972 - 1975
      chairman, department neurosurgery Scott and White Clinic
      Temple, Texas, United States
    • 1975 - 1976
      associate, professor neurosurgery University Pittsburgh
    • 1976 - 1996
      Intern, general surgery Duke University Medical Center
    • 1976 - 1996
      resident, general surgery Duke University Medical Center
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