Kenneth Marc Ludmerer


Title: Professor
Company: Washington University School of Medicine
Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Kenneth Marc Ludmerer, Professor at Washington University School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Medicine.

Dr. Ludmerer has accrued over 40 years in medical education, and has held the title of Mabel Dorn Reeder Distinguished Professor in the History of Medicine at Washington University since 2010. His inspiration has always been to make medicine a little bit better, and has a great passion for the subject as well as for making society as a whole better. He was honored with a 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Washington University School of Medicine, as well as a 2015 Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Ludmerer is also the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in 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 Midwest, and Who’s Who in the World.

Born to Sol and Norma Ludmerer in Long Beach, California, Dr. Ludmerer crossed the county to study at Harvard University and Johns Hopkins, where he earned an MA in 1971 and an MD in 1973. He served a residency and was a fellow of Washington University from 1973 to 1978, going on to become chief resident of internal medicine at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Dr. Ludmerer has been teaching with Washington University since 1979, and credits his extraordinary mentors James Schaver and Professor Donald Fleming for his success. He is most proud of his publication “Let Me Heal,” which contributed to medical residency programs across the country.

Dr. Ludmerer is very involved in the community, and is currently on the board of trustees of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, a member of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, and a contributor to the Sommers Children’s Welfare Bureau. He is a member of the editorial board of the Annals of Internal Medicine, and has authored a number of books and articles for medical literature. Dr. Ludmerer does fundraising for nonprofits, and feels that his work offers him moments as enjoyable as play, though he also enjoys music, family and jogging. He has been married to Loren Rae Starobin since 1987.

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