Wallace A. Gleason Jr., MD

Title: Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and Assistant 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.

Determination and a strong work ethic are the two qualities that have led Dr. Gleason in achieving success over the last five decades. Today, he excels in three roles with the University of Texas Medical School. He is a professor of pediatrics, chief of the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, and assistant dean of admissions and student affairs. In total, he has dedicated 35 years to the university, where he is regarded by his peers for his knowledge, expertise and integrity. Dr. Gleason knew since was young that he wanted to work in the medical field as he was inspired by his physician father. As someone who wanted to help children in particular, he felt that pediatrics was the right avenue to pursue professionally. The highlight of Dr. Gleason’s career was a scientific publication that he published in pediatric research in the late 1970’s on the biochemistry of the intestines when calcium-binding proteins are present.

Dr. Gleason prepared for his career by achieving an MD and Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota. He completed an internship in pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and established his career at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, as an assistant in pediatrics. While in this role, he also completed a two year residency in pediatrics. Known today for his expertise in pediatric gastroenterology, Dr. Gleason contributes to his industry as a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of the American Gastroenterology Association, the North America Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, the Southern Society of Pediatrics Research, the Society of Pediatrics Research, the Houston Pediatrics Society, and the Houston Gastroenterology Society. A diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and certified by the Sub Board of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Dr. Gleason intends to continue in his work in the years to come.

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