Clifton K. Meador was born in Alabama in 1931 and attended Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. After graduating with top honors, he moved to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York for his internship and first year of residency. Two years in the Army medical corps followed before his residency and a fellowship in endocrinology were completed at Vanderbilt.
Meador’s varied medical career includes practicing with the physician who delivered him into this world, directing the N.I.H. Clinical Research Center in Alabama, serving as dean at the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, returning to Vanderbilt to create the teaching service at Saint Thomas Hospital, and teaching as a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt and Meharry Medical College. For the past ten years, he has been the executive director of the Meharry Vanderbilt Alliance. It is no surprise that his expertise in the medical field gives him a best-selling-author status with many popular books.
He is author of 10 books, including Symptoms of Unknown Origin and the best-selling medical book, A Little Book of Doctors’ Rules, now being published by Cable Publishing in a new edition.
Hobbies include woodworking and furniture making, golf (a goal is to shoot his age), and his favorite hobby—writing. Meador is the proud father of seven children.