TREADWAY, Tenn., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Schuyler K. Geller, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the Medical field.
Dr. Geller is a master physician with a wealth of experience accumulated over 40-plus years of clinical and academic practice spanning six continents and has been certified by five US medical specialty boards over his medical career. He is a published medical author in the area of combat stress and has held numerous academic appointments, most recently as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Global Health at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD.
Dr. Geller has been engaged in medical student and resident education most of his career and has trained international military physicians during peace and war in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. He currently works as an adult/geriatrics Hospitalist in communities near his ranch in Northeast Tennessee where he has lived since retiring from the United States Air Force in 2012, serving his last two years in Afghanistan. "The key to any success I might be thought to have had is the continued love for my craft and joyful devotion to patient care instilled in me by observing my father's passionate daily example throughout his life as a general practitioner in rural southern Indiana," Dr. Geller said.
In addition to his work as a hospitalist, he is the Principle Consultant for the Copperridge Group engaged in more entrepreneurial endeavors. Dr. Geller also serves as a founding board member of Civil Vision International, an organization dedicated to promoting security and stability through international partnership in civil society sectors in order to empower communities through transparency, accountability, and the rule of law.
Dr. Geller earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and Education from Indiana State University in 1970. He went on to earn his Medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1976 and then his Master of Public Health degree in Healthcare Management from Harvard University School of Public Health in 1997. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Aerospace Medicine and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine earning board certification in all. He challenged the Board in Geriatric Medicine passing the pre-fellowship requirement certifying exam in 1994 and recertifying exams in 2004 and 2014 gaining full subspecialty recognition by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2015.
During his military career, Dr. Geller was given command of a deployed medical detachment in Saudi Arabia during Operation DESERT STORM and the Medical Training Advisory Group during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM-AFGHANISTAN. He is both adult and pediatric Critical Air Transport Team (CCATT) trained and a Chief Flight Surgeon who has flown numerous CCATT and MEDEVAC missions stateside, trans-Atlantic and overseas in combat theaters. He was awarded multiple honors for his service, including the Defense Superior Service Medal for his ground-breaking work as the first US AFRICOM Command Surgeon and the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters in recognition of his outstanding service as the commander of a USAF clinic, hospital, and academic medical center. He is the recipient of two White House Medical Unit Commendations for planning and leading the USAF Small Portable Expeditionary Aeromedical Rapid Response teams providing state-of-the-art ICU and operating room support to POTUS on his trips to Vietnam and Africa in 2000.
To further his professional development, Dr. Geller is a member of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States and the Society of Hospital Medicine. He has been granted fellowship in the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics. When not working, he volunteers his time to the Treadway Volunteer Fire Department as a Logistics Support Volunteer, supports animal rescue organizations, operates a tillage and Scottish Highland cattle ranch and is ever working on The Examined Life.
In recognition of his outstanding accomplishments, Dr. Geller was named a Leading Physician of the World and a Top Hospitalist in Tennessee by the International Association of Internists in July 2016. His advice to those entering the profession is to "do what you love."
Dr. Geller dedicates this recognition to the loving memory of his father, Dr. Samuel Geller for his life-long example; and to his mother, Marcella Geller for her dedication to his education; and in gratitude to his soul-mate and wife, Nancy Ellen Wheaton Geller, for the balance and peace she has brought to his life helping him to live the life he dreamed of, not the life expected.
Contact: Katherine Green, 516-825-5634, [email protected]
SOURCE Continental Who's Who