A black and white portrait of Donald E. Wilson

Donald E. Wilson served as dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine from September 1991 until his retirement in September 2006. In May 1999, he was named vice president for medical affairs of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Failing retirement, in August 2007 he became senior vice president for health sciences at Howard University in Washington, DC. At the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, he was professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine, and physician-in-chief at the University Hospital. He completed his undergraduate education at Harvard and received his medical degree from Tufts University. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and is a co-founder of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians, established in 1986. He is also a Master of the American College of Physicians, an honor bestowed on less than one percent of its members. He served as chairman of the Maryland Health Care Commission, and was chairman of the council of deans and chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Dr. Wilson has received honorary doctor of science degrees from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and Tufts University. In 2008 he received the Abraham Flexner Award for outstanding contributions to medical education from the AAMC.

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Review of Donald E. Wilson’s book Win Don’t Whine, from Kirkus Review

Association of American Medical Colleges Honors Donald E. Wilson, M.D.