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Involved in a rapidly changing field, Carol Lindsley has deftly kept up with developments and maintained her reputation as an expert in pediatrics over the past three and a half decades. She loves how exciting the field is; she finds she learns something new every day, and is able to better the lives of children and their families on a consistent basis. Dr. Lindsley currently uses the experience she accrued in her role as a professor of pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has served in that position since 1989, and previously served the school as the director of the Mid-America Pediatrics Rheumatology Program. Other notable positions include director of the American Board of Pediatrics, directorship of the American College of Rheumatology, member of the Leadership Group of the Arthritis Foundation, and master of the American College of the Rheumatology. To reach more of her peers, she authored numerous articles for professional journals, and was one of four editors of the textbook, “Pediatric Rheumatology.

Dr. Lindsley initially majored in biological sciences, and after talking to school representatives, she was convinced that pediatrics was the right path to pursue. Children are resilient, and have an inherent ability to recuperate that she greatly appreciates. With the help of some female mentors on the school board, Dr. Lindsley obtained an MD from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1968, and became certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1973.As a testament to her success, Dr. Lindsley earned the Ruth Bojan Teaching Award from the School of Medicine at the University of Kansas in 2014, the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Rheumatology in 2009, and the Cassidy Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2006. Her achievements were highlighted in numerous volumes of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who in the Midwest, as well as in one edition each of Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.When Dr. Lindsley has spare time, she enjoys traveling, swimming, and music.


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