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Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD, F.A.C.S.

Born  New York City, New York, December 12, 1933

A.B. Yale University, 1956 MD, Western Reserve University School of
Medicine, 1961  

Intern, Cleveland Clinic Hospital, 1961-1962
Resident, General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Hospital, 1962-1966 

Senior Registrar with Professor Bryan Brooke, St. George Hospital,
London, England, March 1965 – September 1965

Captain United States Medical Corps, 1966-1968
United States Army Hospital, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1966-1967
Third Field Hospital, Saigon, Vietnam, 1967-1968
Second Surgical Hospital Chu Lai, Vietnam, 1968

Staff, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of General Surgery,
1968 – 2006   Former Head, Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery,
Former Chairman Breast Cancer Task Force

Licenses and Certificates

Michigan Basic Science Certificate
Certificate of the National Board of Medical Examiners
Ohio State License
New York State License

Society Memberships

Diplomate, American Board of Surgery Fellow
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Board of Directors, Rip Van Winkle
Cleveland Surgical Association
Cleveland Academy of Medicine
Collegium Internationale Chirugiae Digestive
Eastern Surgical Society
International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
 Pan Pacific surgical Association
 Societe Internationale De Chirurgiae
 Society of Surgical Oncology
 Society of Head and Neck Surgeons
 Surgeons Travcl Club

Society of Head and Neck Surgeons


 Member of the 1956 United States Olympic Team, awarded Gold Medal in 8-Oared Rowing Event
 President - Nu Sigma Nu Medical Fraternity, 1960 .
 Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign, May 1968
 President - Cleveland Surgical Society, 1983
 President - Medical Staff Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1977-78
 Member of the Board of Trustees, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1981-1983
 Member of Board of Governors, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1979-1984
 President - Rupert Turnbull Society, 1982-1983
 President - Cleveland Clinic Surgical Society, 1984
 Member of the Board of Trustees of the Medical Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University, 1981-1984
 Kiphuth Fellow Award, Yale University, 1982
 Vice President - American Association of Endocrine Surgeons - 1988-89
 President-elect - American Association of Endocrine Surgeons - 1989-90
 Chairman, Constitution By-Laws Committee - Society of Surgical Oncology 1989-1990
 Chairman, Breast Cancer Task Force - Cleveland Clinic Foundation
 Chairman, Membership Committee - Surgeons' Travel Club
 President, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons - 1990-91
 Chairman and Program Director - 1st National Conference on the Elimination of Coronary Artery Disease - Tucson, Arizona - October, 1991.
 Listed in Best Doctors in America 1994-95 - Endocrine Surgery, Pg. 156: Surgical Oncology, Breast Cancer, Pg. 857.
 Chairman and Program Director - Summit on Cholesterol & Coronary Disease - 2nd National Conference on Lipids in the Elimination and Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease - Orlando, Florida - September  4-5, 1997
 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Nutrition Action Healthletter (CSPI - Center for Science in the Public Interest) 1997.
 First Recipient of the  Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine  2005
 Cleveland Heart Lab 2012 Heart Award for lifelong dedication to the prevention of chronic disease
2013 Deerfield Academy Alumni Association Heritage Award In Recognition of Outstanding Achievement & Service

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