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A tribute to Dr. Donald Seldin

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Dr. Donald Seldin

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A century of Seldin

Raymond S. Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D.

October 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Donald Seldin. Having recently published a biography about the iconic Dallas physician – Donald Seldin: The Maestro of Medicine – I confess that he continues to live in my mind more than two years after he passed away. For those who were privileged to study under him or know him personally, Dr. Seldin was a towering figure. It is not an exaggeration to assert that he transformed an institution, nurtured generations of physicians, and enriched his community almost without parallel in the history of modern medicine.

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Tributes to Dr. Seldin

A tribute to Donald W. Seldin (Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2018)

Donald W. Seldin, 1920–2018 (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology)

Donald Seldin, “Intellectual Father” of UT Southwestern, Dies (The Scientist)

Donald Seldin: A Transformative Leader in Medicine and Nephrology

Dr. Donald Seldin, Who Put a Medical School on the Map (New York Times)

A Tribute to Dr. Donald W. Seldin and His Timeless Lessons (Southwestern Medical Foundation)

Dr. Donald W. Seldin, transformational leader and ‘intellectual father’ of UT Southwestern (UT Southwestern)

Recognizing milestones in leadership and accomplishment

The Father of Dallas Medicine (D Magazine, 2013)

Biography of Donald W. Seldin, M.D. (Kidney International, 1990)


Awards presentations

Presentation of the George M. Kober medal to Donald W. Seldin.

Presentation of the 1995 Jean Hamburger Award to Donald W. Seldin.


Read the wisdom of Dr. Seldin

A conversation with Donald Seldin (Giants of Medicine, JCI, 2012)

Donald Wayne Seldin, MD: a conversation with the editor (2003)

Presidential Address: American Society for Clinical Investigation (1966)
Some reflections on the role of basic research and service in clinical departments


Cull through Dr. Seldin’s research

The research of Dr. Donald Seldin


Dr. Seldin legacy sites

Dr. Seldin’s Legacy Page

Donations in honor of Dr. Seldin

Seldin College

Donald W. Seldin Research Symposium

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