Wallace A. Gleason Jr., MD

Wallace Gleason

Title: Professor of Pediatrics, Former Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs.
Company: University of Texas Medical School
Location: Houston, Texas, United States 

Wallace A. Gleason Jr., MD, medical educator and researcher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pediatric gastroenterology.

Dr. Gleason received several accolades during his academic career, including a Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award for the 2012-2013 academic year and The Distinguished Physician Award in 2013 at the University of Texas. He has notably been included in the Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

An accomplished listee, Wallace A. Gleason Jr., MD, celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Gleason is a physician, professor of pediatrics, former chief of the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, and associate dean of admissions and student affairs at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Hired as an assistant professor in 1977, he formerly taught pediatrics at the St. Louis University School of Medicine from 1974 to 1977 and at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis from 1973 to 1974.

Some of Dr. Gleason’s clinical interests over the years have included digestive and nutritional problems of infants and children, the mechanism of vitamin D enhanced intestinal calcium absorption, gastrointestinal development, and protein-losing enteropathy in infants and children. His research has resulted in several presentations at various conferences across the country from San Francisco and San Diego to San Antonio and Chicago. He has also contributed articles to scholarly journals. Most notable, however, was a scientific article he published in pediatric research in the late 1970s that included biochemical research involving a protein in the intestines called calcium binding protein.

An elected fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Gleason is also a member of multiple different professional organizations, including the American Gastroenterology Association, the North America Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and the Southern Society of Pediatrics Research. He has also served on various committees at the university as well, including the Medical Scientist Training Program committee.

Dr. Gleason received several accolades during his academic career, including a Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award for the 2012-2013 academic year and The Distinguished Physician Award in 2013 at the University of Texas. He has notably been included in the Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

First studying at Creighton University, Dr. Gleason then transferred to the University of Minnesota where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1967, followed by a Doctor of Medicine in 1969. He followed with an internship, residency and fellowship in pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and is certified by the Sub-Board of Pediatric Gastroenterology.

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