Donald L. Dudley, M.D


Elton Welke graduated with a degree in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1962. In years following he served as Senior Editor and Executive Editor of Sunset Magazine, Travel Editor of Better Homes and Gardens, Managing Editor of Apartment Life Magazine, consultant to Ortho Books, and contributor to National Geographic Books, Insight Guides, Time-Life publications, and to magazines and newspapers nationwide. He has authored and/or edited books for Appleton Century, Doubleday, Chronicle Books, and Lane Publishing Co. From 1990 to 1998 he was Publisher of Microsoft Press. He presently serves on the boards of two companies in Beijing, China. Donald L. Dudley, MD graduated from the University of Washington Medical School in 1964, followed by residency training in psychiatry, biophysics, and neurology. He served on the medical school’s faculty for 32 years, where from 1981 to 1991, he was Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery. He was Chief of Behavioral Medicine at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle from 1975 to 1981, and from 1987 to 1993 he was President and Medical Director of the Washington Institute of Neurosciences. During his storied career, Dr. Dudley authored more than 100 books, monographs, and professional papers. Don Dudley died in 2000 after a lifetime of battling chronic pain syndrome; a rare thalamic disease for which there was no cure nor truly efficacious relief.

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