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John Darling Baxter, American Physician, educator, health facility administrator. Recipient George W. Thorn award Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1978, Distinguished Alumni award University Kentucky, 1980, Dautrebande prize for research in cellular and molecular biology, Belgium, 1985, Albion Bernstein award New York Medical Society, 1987; grantee National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, others.


Baxter, John Darling was born on June 11, 1940 in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. Son of William Elbert and Genevive Lockhart (Wilson) Baxter.


Bachelor in Chemistry, University Kentucky, 1962. Doctor of Medicine, Yale University, 1966. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Ky, 2004.


Intern, then resident in internal medicine Yale-New Haven Hospital, 1966-1968. United States Public Health Service research associate National Institute Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 1968-1970. Dernham senior fellow oncology University California Medical School, San Francisco, 1970-1972, member faculty, since 1972, professor medicine and biochemistry and biophysics, since 1979, director, Metabolic Research Unit, 1981—2000.

Attending physician University California Medical Center, since 1972. Director endocrine research Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1976-1981, investigator, 1975-1981. Chief division endocrinology Moffitt Hospital, 1980-1997.

Founder, director California Biotechnology, Inc., 1982-1992. Director, chairman SciClone scientific advisory board, since 1991.


Member American Chemical Society, American Society Hypertension, American Society Clinical Investigation, American Thyroid Association, Association American Physicians, American Federation Clinical Research, Endocrine Society, president, 2002-2003, Western Association Physicians, Western Society Clinical Research, Institute Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.


Married Ethelee Davidson Baxter, August 10, 1963. Children: Leslie Lockhart, Gillian Booth.