Present Academic and Hospital Appointments:
1977-1978 Chief, Resident and Instructor in Medicine, Meharry Medical College 1978-1984 Physician, United States Air Force, United States Department of Defense
1984-1985 Chief, Solid Tumor Service; Director, Medical Education, Department of Medicine, Ellis Fischel State Cancer Center
1985-1992 Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia 1992-1993 Associate Director, Cancer Clinical Diagnostics, Centocor, Inc.
1993-1995 Senior Director, Clinical Research, U.S. Bioscience, Inc.
1995- Present Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Program Leader Gastrointestinal Oncology, Division of Neoplastic Diseases, Jefferson Medical College
2006-Present Associate Director for Diversity and Minority Programs, Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson

1965-1969 Tennessee State University, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, “With Distinction” 1971-1972 Washington University, School of Medicine
1972-1974 Medical College of Virginia
May 1974 Graduated, Medical College of Virginia, MD Degree

Professional Training:
1974-1975 Internship, Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College 1975-1977 Residency, Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College 1979-1981 Fellowship, Medical Oncology, Georgetown University

Honors and Awards:
1967-1968 Who’s Who In American Colleges and Universities 1967 Alpha Kappa MU Honor Society
1968 Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society 1969 Graduation – With Distinction
1974 Three-year Accelerated Medical School Graduate 1983 Fellowship, American College of Physicians 1984 Outstanding Young Women of America
1985 Missouri-Assembly-Community Service Award 1989 Sigma XI
1990 Malcolm Grow Award for Society of Air Force Physicians
1991 Faculty-Alumni Award, University of Missouri-Columbia MU Alumni Association 1994 Distinguished Service Award, Air National Guard
1995 State Air Surgeon, Missouri Air National Guard 2007 America’s Top Oncologists
2008 Tree of Life Award presented by The Wellness of You Foundation 2009 Cancer Control Award presented by The American Cancer Society
2009 In The Looking Glass Award presented by The Living Through Cancer Foundation 2010 Physician of the Year presented by CancerCare
2011 Physician of the Year, Philadelphia Society of Medicine
2012 Quality of Life Award presented by Bebashi Transition of Hope 2012 Susan G. Komen Partner in Health Equality
2013 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., North Atlantic Region
2013 Induction – National Black Colleges and Universities Alumni Hall of Fame

Board Certification:
1975 Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners 1978 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
1981 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Medical Oncology

1976 Tennessee - MB9544
1984 Missouri - R2E29
1995 Pennsylvania - MD-056002-L

Military Experience:
1978-1984 US Air Force Active Duty - Physician 1984-1987 US Air Force Reserve - Physician 1987-2004 Missouri Air National Guard
Rank – Brigadier General
Air National Guard Assistant to the Command Surgeon, Air Mobility Command 2004-2005 Assistant Adjutant General and Assistant Commander
Joint Forces Command, Missouri National Guard August 2005 Inactive Reserves
December 2008 – Retired US Air Force

Military Decorations:
1979 Air Force Commendation Medal
1983 Meritorious Service Medal
1984 Air Force Achievement Medal
1995 Meritorious Service Medal
2001 Legion of Merit
2004 Legion of Merit

Academic Assignments:
1978-1979 General Internist and Chief of Allergy and Immunization, Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center
1981-1982 Instructor in Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital
1981-1982 Hematologist-Oncologist, Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center
1982-1984 Chief, Hematologist-Oncology Service David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA 1984-1985 Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia
1985-1990 Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia and Assistant to the Dean for Minority Affairs
1989-1992 Director, University of Missouri Sickle Cell Center 1990-1992 Director, Tumor Marker Laboratory
1990-1992 Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri
1995-Pres. Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Jefferson Medical College

Professional Societies and Organizations: 
Fellow, American College of Physicians Society of Air Force Physicians
American Society of Clinical Oncology American Medical Association
American Association of Medical Colleges National Medical Association
Society of Consultants to the Armed Forces Alliance of Air National Guard Flight Surgeons Aerospace Medicine Association
Phi Kappa Phi