George E. Shambaugh III, MD was born in the Baker Pavilion of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA in December, 1931.He is the son of AHRF founders Dr. and Mrs. George E. Shambaugh Jr.
Between 1948-50, he attended the Asheville School in North Carolina, then to Oberlin College.
He graduated from Oberlin in 1954 with a chemistry major, and went to Cornell University Medical College in New York City where he completed Medical school in 1958. He interned at Denver General Hospital in Denver, Colorado. In the summer of 1959, he entered the army in the doctors draft, had basic training followed by training in Preventive Medicine, at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, and was assigned to Taiwan, China, as a member of the Military Advice and Assistance Group (MAAG). He was the Preventive Medicine Advisor to the Chinese Surgeon General’s Staff.
Shambaugh returned to the United States in 1961 to expand his training with a residency in internal medicine at Walter Reed General Hospital. Following completion of my residency training in 1964, he joined the Research and Development Command at the Walter Reed facility at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland.
In 1967 Shambaugh left the army and took a fellowship in Physiologic Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and in 1969, was offered a faculty position at Northwestern University Medical School in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, in the department of Medicine where he remained for 30 years.
In 1974 Shambaugh was offered the position of chief of the Endocrine Section at the VA at Northwestern. He was elected to a professor emeritus status from Northwestern University and moved to Atlanta where he became a volunteer faculty member at Emory University and given the rank of full professor, and the amenities of an emeritus faculty member. He currently teaches the endocrinology fellows and the medical residents rotating through endocrinology.