Craig Alan Shadur, MD
I have always enjoyed taking care of patients and establishing long term relationships. Francis Weld Peabody was correct when he said "....For the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient." This has always been my mantra over years of clinical practice. One of my other major joys is in participating in medical education for students, residents, fellows and peers. Both of these joyful privileges go back to our 2300 year old Hippocratic Oath as physicians.
I was appointed by the governor of Iowa to the state board that tasted wine and decided which wines would be sold in Iowa; In 1981 I was one of a small group of transplant physicians who decided at the ASN meeting in Washington DC to form a society to promote transplantation science and patient care - wow what a fun ride this has been.