Carl Hug Jr.

Title: Pharmacology and Anesthesiology Educator, Medical Ethics Educator
Company: Emory University Center for Ethics
Location: Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States

Carl C. Hug, Jr., MD, PhD, Pharmacology and Anesthesiology Educator and Medical Ethics Educator at Emory University Center for Ethics, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pharmacology, anesthesiology and medical ethics.

Dr. Hug became involved in his profession by the influence of his father and uncle who owned nine drug stores. The motto for their stores were, “Hugs for drugs.” Knowing he would have a job secured, Dr. Hug also had dreams to get married. As he attended pharmacy school, he cleaned research animal cages to earn extra money, and as the researchers would get to know him better, they frequently invited him in the lab and asked him if he would consider teaching as a career.  Dr. Hug credits his success in his life to his outstanding wife who supported him and took care of their three kids at the time. Dr. Hug received a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Duquesne University, summa cum laude, in 1958. He then matriculated at the University of Michigan where he received a Doctor of Philosophy in pharmacology in 1963 and Doctor of Medicine, with distinction, in 1967.

Throughout his career, a standout moment for Dr. Hug was when his wife, Marilyn, told him to treat his associates and researchers as human beings. Dr. Hug states that his wife has contributed to his career in the most delightful way. He began his career as an instructor in 1963 at the University of Michigan and remained with the university until 1971. During that time, he moved up to associate professor of pharmacology. In 1971, Dr. Hug joined Emory University, where he now holds the position of senior faculty fellow at the Center for Ethics. During his tenure, he has served the institution as an associate professor of anesthesiology and pharmacology and director of cardiothoracic anesthesiology. Additionally, he was deputy chair of anesthesiology research and academic affairs, and made his way to become distinguished as an emeritus professor.

As a testament to his success, Dr. Hug has received myriad awards throughout his career, including a Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Anesthesiology in 2006 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiology in 2002. He was also granted the Ralph M. Waters, MD Award from the Illinois Society of Anesthesiology in 2004, and was named Teacher of the Year by the Department of Anesthesiology at Emory University in 1989. To attest to his legacy, Dr. Hug is also listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who in America.

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