Title: Internist, Educator
Company: Scott and White Clinic, Texas A&M College of Medicine
Location: Temple, Texas, United States
Dr .Vernon D. Holleman, Internist and Educator at the Scott and White Clinic and the Texas A&M College of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Medicine.
Dr. Holleman serves a double role as a teacher and physician as a clinical professor and associate professor with Texas A&M, as well as director of the general internal medicine division at Santa Fe Center in Temple and medical staff member of the Scott and White Clinic. His hero was David Livingstone, the pioneering Victorian medical missionary, who inspired Dr. Holleman to the medical calling. He entered the field of internal medicine on the advice of his instructors, and is now an accomplished advocate of the field, winning the 50 Year Staff Service Award from Scott & White in 2012. Dr. Holleman is a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert, as well as the recipient of a Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He can be found in the pages of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World.
Born in Brownwood, Texas, to Vernon Edgar and Olene Nollie Holleman, Dr. Holleman studied chemistry and biology at Howard Payne College, earning a MD from Baylor University in 1958. He joined the Santa Fe Memorial Hospital as an intern, and first stepped into Scott & White as a resident in internal medicine. He was named director of internal medicine in 1962, and president of the medical staff at Santa Fe Memorial in 1979. Dr. Holleman has continued to practice medicine with these institutions, picking up a role as associate professor at Texas A&M in 1982. Since 1997, he has also served as medical director of the Consolidated Associations of Railroad Employees, and in the ‘80s he taught as a clinician and adjunct with the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Holleman is also a prolific artist, and has illustrated a number of limited edition lithographs for the Baylor University Letterman’s Association. His photography has been included in books of American wildlife, including “Colorado’s Biggest Bucks and Bulls” and “Awesome Antlers.” Notably, he has been active as a director of the board of the Santa Fe Memorial Foundation and honorary chairman of the Physicians Advisory Board of the Texas National Representative Congressional Committee. Dr. Holleman has received numerous awards and memberships, and was recently named a Distinguished Alumnus of Howard Payne University. He is the proud father of Richard, Joel, and Douglas with his wife, Shirley Eyvonne Roberts.
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