Thomas Benedek, M.D.
G. Benedek, BS, MS, M.D. is a graduate of the college and medical school of the
University of Chicago. His post-graduate training was at the University of
Illinois Hospital in
Chicago, including rotating internship, internal
medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship. He joined the faculty of the
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1956 and was appointed Chief of
the Rheumatology Section at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. He was promoted to Professor of Medicine in the Division of
Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology in 1980 and emeritus in 2002. His clinical
research has focused on rheumatoid arthritis.
He is also
an adjunct professor in the University of Pittsburgh History Department and has
been teaching medical history in the college and the medical school since 1985.
He has written widely on the history of the rheumatic diseases and medicine
during the Renaissance and Reformation. He is a past president of the American
Association for the History of Medicine (1994-96).