Jean D. Wilson, MD, FRCP

Jean D. Wilson

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States

Jean D. Wilson, MD, FRCP, Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical education.

Drawing upon more than five decades of industry experience, Dr. Wilson is an esteemed medical educator who most recently served as an adjunct professor of pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from 2005 to 2013, having spent the majority of his career as a professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center from 1968 until attaining emeritus status in 2011. While serving in these prominent roles, he was a professional fellow in the department of zoology at the University of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, and an adjunct professor of medicine in pediatrics at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center. In addition, he also previously served the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as the Charles Cameron Sprague Distinguished Chair of Biomedical Science, the chief of the division of endocrinology and metabolism within the department of internal medicine, and an instructor to associate professor of internal medicine. He commenced his career as a clinical associate with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health and an established investigator with the American Heart Association.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Wilson pursued formal education at Hills College, completing coursework from 1948 to 1949. He subsequently earned a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry, with high honors, at the University of Texas at Austin in 1951 and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1955. Thereafter, he was an intern and assistant resident in internal medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital between 1955 and 1958, having subsequently completed coursework in medical genetics in Bar Harbor, ME, IN 1963. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialties in endocrinology and metabolism.

A fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Dr. Wilson was also a traveling fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and the Strangeways Laboratory in 1970. He has additionally served as a visiting professor and invited lecturer to various universities, conferences and symposia. Throughout his career, he has also contributed myriad articles to professional journals and was the editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation from 1972 to 1977. Furthermore, he has authored and co-authored a plethora of books within his areas of expertise, most recently publishing “The Memoir of a Fortunate Man: Revised Edition” in 2018, which can be found on

In an effort to remain abreast of recent changes within the industry, Dr. Wilson has maintained affiliation with numerous organizations, such as the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Association of American Physicians, where he served as vice president from 1991 to 1992 and president from 1992 to 1993. The former president of the American Society for Clinical Investigation from 1977 to 1978, he also associated with the American Federation for Medical Research, the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Furthermore, he is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and Sigma Xi.

As a testament to his profound success, Dr. Wilson has accrued several accolades. The recipient of the Kober Medal from the Association of American Physicians in 1999, he also received the Fred Conrad Koch Award from the Endocrine Society in 1993, the Gregory Pincus Award from the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology in 1992, the Henry Dale Medal from the Society for Endocrinology in 1991, and the Lita Annenberg Hazen Award for Excellence in Clinical Research in 1986. Earlier in his career, he was honored with the Fuller Prize from the American Urological Association, the Founder’s Medal from the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, the Amory Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Award from the Endocrine Society. He has been highlighted in numerous Who’s Who publications since 1988.

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