Children's Hospital Denver Fall Gala

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Byron and John Barksdale

Byron L. Barksdale, M.D. is a native of Georgia. He graduated with a B.A.in Pharmacology from the University of Kentucky. He then pursued a combined M.D.-Ph.D. course of study at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. At that time, the University of Kentucky was well known center of knowledge concerning the neuro-pharmacology of narcotics and controlled substances.

After completing all doctoral coursework requirements for a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, he decided to pursue private clinical medicine rather than an academic career. He received his M.D. and completed a rotating internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. For two years, he had a general practice and worked as an Emergency Room physician at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Barksdale then chose pathology as his clinical medicine specialty. He completed a four year (anatomic and clinical) pathology residency in Texas and successfully passed the American Board of Pathology certification examinations. He voluntarily re-certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology in 1999. Dr. Barksdale holds licenses to practice Medicine in Texas, Nebraska, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, and Kansas. Dr. Barksdale has also successfully passed the Federally required Gynecologic Cytology Proficiency Test each year since its inception.

Dr. Barksdale is a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American Public Health Association, a Fellow and Lab Inspector of the College of American Pathologists, a member of the Lincoln County and Nebraska Medical Associations. He also has been actively involved in the CUBA AIDS PROJECT since 1995. He was a guest speaker on HIV/AIDS in Cuba at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Denver, Colorado in 2003 and the Winter Lecture Series in Lincoln, Nebraska February, 2009. He contributes annually to Children's Hospital Denver and other Colorado non-profits.

Dr. Barksdale volunteers, as a participating physician, in health fairs to help screen for the early detection of malignant melanoma while also educating private citizens about primary and secondary measures to decrease morbidity attributable to the increasing prevalence of malignant melanoma in the USA today.

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