Biographies of the 2004 Laureate Award Honorees

The Texas Chapter presented its highest award to four distinguished members Nov. 5 in Dallas. Major W. Bradshaw, MD, FACP, Houston; Robert C. Kimbrough III, MD, FACP, Lubbock; Lynne M. Kirk, MD, FACP, Dallas; and J. Marc Shabot, MD, FACP, Galveston, were named Laureates of the Texas Chapter of the ACP.

The Laureate Award honors Fellows and Masters of the ACP who have demonstrated by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research, and in service to their community, the Chapter, and the ACP.


Major W. Bradshaw, MD, FACP

Major William Bradshaw was born and reared in Marlin, Texas. After matriculating at The University of Texas at Austin he began his premedical studies in anticipation of pursuing his dream of becoming a physician. In 1962, he received a B.A. degree in Zoology, Summa Cum Laude, and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He was accepted at the 'then' Baylor University College of Medicine and continued to distinguish himself by receiving numerous honors including election to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the John R. Fox Award for the highest ranking student in the first two years, the John Chambliss Award for Excellence in Anatomy, and the Stanley W. Olson Award for Academic Excellence. His outstanding achievement in Anatomy culminated in his receiving an M.S. in Anatomy in 1966 and one year later an M.D. with highest honors from Baylor College of Medicine.

After an internship on the fabled Osler Medical Service at Johns Hopkins, residency training, infectious disease fellowship and a Clinical Associateship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Bradshaw was recruited in 1972 to join Baylor College of Medicine's infectious disease faculty headed by his mentor and friend and later practice associate Temple Williams, MD at The Methodist Hospital. Over the next three decades, Dr. Bradshaw would ascend to academic administration positions at Baylor College of Medicine that would chart his destiny and life's work in medical education and clinical medicine. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1976 and Professor in 1984. He received a secondary appointment as Associate Professor in Microbiology and Immunology in 1976 and was promoted to Professor of Molecular Virology and Microbiology in 2001. Dr. Bradshaw was appointed Associate Dean in 1976, promoted to Senior Associate Dean in 1993 and appointed as Dean of Education in 1996. In May 2004, Dr. Bradshaw was promoted to Sr. Vice President and Dean of Medical Education, Baylor's Chief Academic Officer, with responsibility for undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, and continuing medical education at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Bradshaw has been honored with multiple 'Excellence in Teaching' awards, is a member of the Teaching Hall of Fame, and received the Outstanding Faculty award from the Baylor Alumni Association. He has been rated as one of The Best Doctors in America and listed in Strathmore's Who's Who. He is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges, American Medical Association and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Bradshaw also serves on the Advisory Council to The University of Texas Marine Science Institute.

In the fall of 1961, as a parasitology teaching assistant at The University of Texas-Austin, he met his wife of 40 plus years, Susan Robertson of LaGrange, Texas. Years later, while strolling the halls of Hermann Hospital, he ran into Susan where she had started training as a medical technologist. He recalled their meeting earlier and proceeded to ask her out on a date and a courtship then ensued. They were married in 1964 and are the proud parents of Jennifer, Major, and Heather, and the grandparents of Breezy and Christopher. The Bradshaws are great book lovers and fishermen, and spend as much time as possible at their seaside condominium in Port Aransas, Texas.

Major W. Bradshaw, MD, is a superb role model, clinician, academic medicine administrator, mentor, medical student advocate and true exemplar of the ideals of the American College of Physicians and of the field of internal medicine. The Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians is pleased and delighted to confer the honor of this Laureate Award upon Major W. Bradshaw, MD.


Robert Cooke Kimbrough III, MD, FACP

Robert C. Kimbrough, III was born at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in late November 1941, just prior to the United States entering World War II. With his Great-grandfather, Grandfather, Great Uncle, Father and Mother as Physician role models, he inevitably gravitated toward medicine as a career. He was graduated from the Kansas University School of Medicine in 1969 and did his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston. He completed a one-year fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Baylor and an additional year of fellowship at the University of Oregon.

Dr. Kimbrough spent the next fifteen years at the University of Oregon, attaining the rank of Associate Professor. He was in private practice in Springfield, Missouri, for four years. He returned to academic medicine and Texas in 1993. He currently is Professor of Infectious Diseases and Clerkship Director for the Department Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas.

Dr. Kimbrough has been active in the American College of Physicians since 1975 and attained Fellowship in 1981. He was instrumental in the formation of the Oregon Chapter of the College, eventually becoming its President. He helped to start the Associates' meeting and research competition and left a grant that has been used for prizes for the winners. The Oregon ACP Chapter presented him with the Howard P. Lewis Teaching Award in 1988.

Since returning to Texas he has served on the Texas Chapter's Students and Associates committee and is now the Chair of the Associates Committee and a member of the Chapter's board. He serves on the History of Medicine committee and the Infectious Disease committee of the Texas Medical Association. He has served on and chaired the reference committee for Science, Education and Public Health for the TMA House of Delegates. He serves on the Board and as a Delegate for the Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society.

Dr. Kimbrough has been given numerous teaching awards. In both 1980 and 1981 the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine awarded him the Oliver Nesbitt Teaching award. In 1997 the Department of Internal Medicine of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine gave him the Outstanding Teacher award. The TTUHSC School of Medicine elected him to Alpha Omega Alpha, as faculty, in 1999. He is listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who's Who in America, The Best Doctors and the Top Doctors 
of America. He was also given the ACP Community-Based Physician Recognition Award in 2001.

Dr. Kimbrough is an active member of many organizations. The ACP, Infectious Disease Society of America, the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh have elected him to Fellowship. He has served in many capacities in organized medicine including service with the TMA, AMA, the American Osler Society and the American Association of the History of Medicine.

Dr. Kimbrough acts as a peer reviewer for multiple medical and history of medicine journals, and as a book reviewer for the JAMA. He has authored 10 book chapters and over 50 peer reviewed articles.

The Texas Academy Chapter is pleased to honor Dr. Robert Kimbrough as a Laureate for 2004.


Lynne M. Kirk, MD, FACP

Lynne Kirk was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and grew up in a town with a population of 500 in Nebraska. Her dad was a veterinarian and she grew up around animals, even raising pigs. Dr. Kirk lived the uncomplicated, small town life. She sewed her own clothes, and never thought about medical school until attending college. Dr. Kirk completed both her undergraduate training and medical degree in Nebraska. After a residency at Boston University Medical Center, she came to Dallas, where she has remained throughout her career. Dr. Kirk has risen through the ranks of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to become Professor of Internal Medicine, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, and Associate Chief of the Division of General Medicine.

Dr. Kirk has two passions. She believes in preventing disease. An innovator in preventive health maintenance for women and minorities, Dr. Kirk pioneered the widespread use of mammograms in the community, regardless of ability to pay. Her efforts undoubtedly have resulted in thousands of lives saved.

Dr. Kirk's second passion is that of teaching. Early in her career she organized the outpatient clinics at Parkland Hospital to allow better access for patients, while keeping an emphasis on teaching residents and medical students during their rotations. Her current position as Director of the Office of Medical Education puts her in charge of the residency programs at the medical school. Dr. Kirk makes sure the programs meet the requirements set nationally to maintain their accreditation, and advocates for the residents. In times of budget crunches, it is Dr. Kirk who steadfastly represents the interests of the teaching programs.

Dr. Kirk's leadership, kindness, and compassion have served her well with patients and colleagues. These traits have also been evident in her roles as President of the Texas Academy of Internal Medicine, Governor of the Texas Northern Chapter, Chair of the ACP Board of Governors, and member of the ACP Board of Regents. Dr. Kirk has served as a liaison between the ACP and the American Board of Internal Medicine, where her negotiating skills have brought both organizations closer together for the benefit of younger physicians.

Married to Bert Moore, Dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Health at The University of Texas at Dallas, they have two children, Anne, who is a junior at Pomona College in Claremont, California, and Kory, who is a senior in high school. Dr. Kirk is a devoted parent, an active reader, and enjoys walking, hiking, and traveling.

The Texas Academy Chapter is pleased to honor Dr. Lynne Marcum Kirk as a Laureate for 2004.


J. Marc Shabot, MD, FACP

Marc Shabot received his Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors from The University of Texas at Austin in 1969, and his Medical Degree in 1973 from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Shabot then received his internal medicine and gastroenterology training at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where he joined the faculty in 1978.

At UTMB, his role has been devoted to teaching, patient care, and administration of departmental and education activities. He was promoted to Professor of Internal Medicine in 1998. Dr. Shabot has published in the areas of gastrointestinal ulcer disease and gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, and antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis.

Dr. Shabot is widely regarded for his passion for the practice of medicine as a clinician-teacher. He has served on over 40 UTMB committees over the years, most of which have involved patient care or medical education. Dr. Shabot has demonstrated leadership skills having served as Interim Director of the Division of Gastroenterology, and subsequently as Director of Clinical Gastroenterology at UTMB. He was responsible for organizing the UTMB Department of Internal Medicine Alumni Society in 1991, and for nurturing its growth since that time. Dr. Shabot is currently director of Alumni Affairs and Development for the Department of Internal Medicine. He has long been active in continuing medical education, having served as Course Director for over 25 programs for a number of organizations including the Texas Club of Internists, the Texas Gastroenterology Society, the Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the UTMB Alumni Association, the UTMB Department of Internal Medicine Scientific Update, and Alumni Society Meetings.

Dr. Shabot has been active in the ACP for many years. At the encouragement of his program Chairman, Dr. William Deiss, Dr. Shabot became a member the College during his residency in 1975. He subsequently was named a Fellow in the ACP in 1983. He was elected Governor of the Texas Southern Region of the ACP and served in that position from 1999 to 2003. Of note is the fact that Dr. Shabot is the only person from Galveston who has ever been elected to serve in this position. While Governor of the Texas Southern Region, the chapter earned the ACP Evergreen Award for excellence each year in categories of Advocacy, Chapter Management, Communications, and Membership Recruitment. Dr. Shabot has also served on the College National Executive Committee.

Dr. Shabot has been active in his community as well. He served three years as President of Congregation B'nai Israel, four years as Chairman of the Rudy Tomjanovich Charity Golf Classic, and as a member of the Texas Society to Prevent Blindness, Galveston County Executive Committee, and the Galveston Big Brothers/Big Sisters Advisory Board.

Dr. Shabot lives in Galveston with his wife, Debbie. He has three children, Naomi, Benjy, and Sarah. Lucky, the family four-legged mutt, rules their home.

The Texas Academy Chapter is pleased to honor Dr. J. Marc Shabot as a Laureate for 2004.