Title: Dean (Retired)
Location: Ivins, Utah, United States
Val G. Hemming, MD, Retired Dean, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the health care and higher education industries.
Amassing more than 30 years of professional experience in his areas of expertise, Dr. Hemming has been a professor emeritus of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences since 2002. Prior to his retirement, he served the institution in several capacities, including as interim dean of the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine from 1995 to 2002, professor and chair of the department of pediatrics from 1987 to 1995, and professor and associate professor in the department of pediatrics from 1980 to 1987. From 1983 to 1990, he was a specialty consultant in pediatrics for the Air Force Surgeon General, and he was previously chair and director of pediatric residency training at the David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base. He commenced his career as a staff pediatrician with the United States Air Force Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany, in the early 1970s.
A contributor of several articles to professional journals, Dr. Hemming first pursued a formal education, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in entomology from the University of Utah in 1962 and Doctor of Medicine from the School of Medicine at the University of Utah in 1966. He subsequently completed an internship in pediatrics at various University of Utah-affiliated hospitals from 1966 to 1967. From 1968 to 1970, he served as a resident physician in pediatrics at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Lackland Air Force Base. He has since been recognized as a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and National Board of Medical Examiners.
For three years, Dr. Hemming acted as a consultant of pediatrics to the assistant secretary for health affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense, and he also briefly served on the advisory council at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. A leading voice in his field, he maintains affiliation with several industry-related organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Research, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the International AIDS Society.
Married to Alice Bell Hemming with four children, Dr. Hemming served in the U.S. Air Force as a commissioned second lieutenant and advanced through the grades to colonel. Looking toward the future, he hopes to be sitting on a missionary board and building a commercial establishment out of his old family home in Idaho for Brigham Young University. He has notably been selected for inclusion into several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who in the East.
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