Title: Professor of Surgery (Retired)
Company: University of Alabama
Location: Mountain Brook, Alabama, United States
Alan Robert Dimick, MD, Retired Professor of Surgery at the University of Alabama, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical education.
Dr. Dimick grew interested in the medical complexities of burn injuries from a formative age, having been influenced by his father and grandfather who were involved in the steel business. Having witnessed many workers sustain severe burns due to their occupation, he sought to understand the dynamics behind burnt tissue and help sufferers receive necessary medical care. Attending Birmingham-Southern College, he received a Bachelor of Science in 1953. Thereafter, he obtained a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1958. Completing an internship and residency through the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospitals between 1958 and 1963, he commenced his career as an associate professor of surgery at the University of Alabama in 1963.
For nearly 30 years, Dr. Dimick served as a professor of surgery at the University of Alabama between 1970 until retiring from academia in 1999. During this time, he also acted as chairman of the advisory board of the Emergency Medical Service in Alabama from 1972 to 1987. Likewise, he served the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospitals as director of the burn center from 1986 to 1989 and assistant chief of staff from 1993 to 1996. Since 1967, he has remained the longtime chairman of the advisory committee for the Emergency Medical Service. Dr. Dimick is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery.
A contributor of myriad articles to professional journals, Dr. Dimick has maintained affiliation with numerous organizations to remain abreast of developments within the field. Sitting on the committee on emergency medical services with the American Medical Association since 1974, he is the former president of both the North American Burn Society and American Burn Association. Likewise, he has been associated with the Surgical Infection Society, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the American College of Surgeons, and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, among many others. Notably, he is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
As a testament to his profound success, Dr. Dimick has received a number of accolades. The Birmingham Sertoma Club honored him with the Mankind Service Award in 1981. Earlier in his career, he was the recipient of the Samuel Buford Word Award from the Medical Association of the State of Alabama in 1978. He was featured in the first edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, as well as the 20th and 23rd editions of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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