James Ballard, MD

Occupation: Professor of Humanities, Medicine & Pathology
Born: Nitro, West Virginia, June 23, 1943

Education:
Research Fellow in Hematology, Penn State College of Medicine (1975-1978)
Fellow in Hematology, Georgetown University (1972-1973)
Senior Resident in Medicine, University of Vermont Medical Center (1971-1972)
Resident in Internal Medicine, Georgetown University (1969-1971)
MD, University of Maryland (1969)
BA, West Virginia University (1965)

Certifications:
Diplomate, American Board of Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Career:
Professor of Humanities, Medicine and Pathology, Penn State College of Medicine (2002-Present)
Acting Chair, Department of Humanities, Penn State College of Medicine (1999-2002)
Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Penn State College of Medicine (1999-2002)
Professor of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA (1991-1999)
Lawrence F. & Jane W. Kienle Chair for Humane Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA (1990-Present)
Associate Professor of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA (1985-1991)
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA (1978-1985)

Career Related:
Associate Director, Hemophilia Center, Penn State Health (1980-Present); Attending Physician, Penn State Health (1978-Present); Chairman, Committee for Undergraduate Medical Education, Penn State Health (1996-1999); Director, Third-Year Clerkship, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Health (1984-1986); Co-Director, Special Hematology Laboratory, Penn State Health (1980-1999)

Military:
Major, U.S. Army (1973-1975)

Civic:
Board of Directors, Local Region,bAmerican National Red Cross, Harrisburg, PA (1981-1994)

Creative Works:
Co-Author, “Medical Consultation” (1998); Co-Editor, “Time to Go” (1995); Contributor, Articles to Professional Journals

Awards:
Leonard Tow Humanism Medicine Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation (2010); Dean’s Award, Penn State College of Medicine (2010); Distinguished Educator Award, Penn State College of Medicine (2003)

Memberships:
Fellow, American College of Physicians; American Society of Hematology; American Osler Society; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Gold Humanism Honor Society; Arnold P. Gold Foundation; Association of Bioethics and Humanities

Religion:
Presbyterian

Family:
Son of James O. Ballard; Madora Ann (Rodes) Ballard
Married Gretchen Noel Lang (9/11/1971)
Children: Elizabeth Ballard Lopez; Sarah Marie Ballard

Hobbies:
Keyboard; Musical instruments

Email:
jballard@hmc.psu.edu

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2005, 59th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2007-2008, 8th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2006-2007, 7th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in the East – 1999-2000, 27th Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in the East – 1997-1998, 26th Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in the East – 1995-1996, 25th Edition (pub. 1994)

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