Alvin Volkman, MD, PhD

Alvin Volkman

Title: Professor Emeritus, Retired Physician, Research Scientist
Company: Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
Location: Greenville, North Carolina, United States

Alvin Volkman, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus at Brody School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Medicine.

Dr. Volkman admired his cousin and his close friend, who were both physicians, when he was younger, which inspired him to go into medicine. He entered medicine as an assistant professor of pathology, and earned the title of professor emeritus from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 1995. He served the school from 1977 to 1995, and was the associate dean of research and graduate studies, acting chairman of the pathology department, and associate dean of the Brody School in 1997. Dr. Volkman is a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert and a recipient of the 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 South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World.

An alumnus of Union College, Dr. Volkman earned a MD from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (SUNY). He trained with Mount Sinai Hospital and was a research fellow of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine before serving with the U.S. Naval Reserve to the rank of lieutenant from 1954 to 1956. From 1956 to 1960, he served from resident to senior resident as a pathology assistant at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, and in 1963 Dr. Volkman earned a PhD from the University of Oxford. Among numerous roles, he served as chairman and member of the immunological sciences study section with the National Institutes of Health in the late ‘70s, and notably discovered the origin of blood monocytes in bone marrow.

Dr. Volkman received an American Cancer Society Scholarship from 1961 to 1963, and was a fellow of the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation from 1952 to 1954. He is a member of numerous societies, notably the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Investigative Pathology, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Society of Leukocyte Biology as an honorary lifetime member.


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