Title: Physician, Educator
Company: University of Washington
Location: Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
John P. Geyman, MD, Physician and Educator at the University of Washington, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical education.
A family medicine physician and educator by trade, Dr. Geyman currently holds the title of professor emeritus with the University of Washington in Seattle, and additionally contributes to medical literature as the publisher of Copernicus Healthcare and Avian Ridge Books. He has been in the medical field since 1963, when he had a solo general practice in Mount Shasta, CA for six years. Dr. Geyman is currently planning a pamphlet called “More Common Sense About U.S. Healthcare” at a Crossroads in Congress. He is a 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 West, and Who’s Who in the World.
A Santa Barbara, CA native, Dr. Geyman entered medicine to work with people and make a difference in the world. He studied geology with Princeton University, and after serving to the rank of lieutenant, junior grade, with the U.S. Navy, took premedical courses with the University of California, Berkeley. He earned a MD from the University of California School of Medicine in 1960 and had a rotating internship with the Los Angeles County General Hospital, followed by a general practice residency at the Sonoma County Hospital. He was named a charter fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 1972, while holding the titles of professor and vice chairman of the department of family practice with the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Geyman was also director of the school’s family practice residency program, and moved north in 1976 to hold similar roles with the University of Washington until he was named professor emeritus in 1993.
Dr. Geyman has also volunteered his time as president of Healthcare Disconnects and of Physicians for National Health Program from 2005 to 2010. He is the author of such books as “Flight as a Lifetime Passion: Adventures, Misadventures, and Lessons, Second Edition” and “Common Sense About Health Care Reform in America,” both released in 2017. Dr. Geyman has also received numerous awards as a physician, including a 2008 Dr. Quentin Young Health Activist Award from Physicians for a National Health Program and a 2004 Marian Bishop Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. His hobby is flying airplanes, and he is a recipient of the 2010 Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award as well as a member of the United Flying Octogenarians.
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