Title: Professor of Medicine
Company: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Location: Richmond, Virginia, United States
David Walthall Richardson, MD, Professor of Medicine for the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cardiology.
For more than six decades, Dr. Richardson has been demonstrating expertise in conditions of the cardiovascular system as a physician, professor and diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Cardiology. Since establishing his career in 1953, Dr. Richardson has held prominent roles with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. After achieving a Bachelor of Science from Davidson College in 1947 and an MD from Harvard University in 1951, he began his tenure as a resident and fellow in the areas of internal medicine. Thereafter, he took on an associate professor role which later progressed into a full-time professor position. Throughout the years, Dr. Richardson has held specialized roles within the School of Medicine, including director of the cardiology training program and chairman of the cardiology division. In addition to his academic work, he is regarded for working as a chief cardiologist and associate chief of staff for Research VA Hospital in Richmond, VA.
Dr. Richardson is highly regarded for his work within his professional community. Notably, he conducted research for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute by performing an Antiarrhythmics versus Implantable Defibrillators Trial and a Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial. In addition, he previously served as chairman of the organization’s event committee. In recognition of his excellence, he has been the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and a Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctor distinction. To remain at the top of his field, he holds memberships with the American College of Cardiology, where he served as governor for two years and is recognized today as a fellow. He is involved with the Council of Clinical Cardiology and High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association. Dr. Richardson is also affiliated with the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the American Clinical and Climatological Association. Looking ahead, Dr. Richardson intends to continue to pursue professional projects that interest him.
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