The new issue of ACU Today magazine includes a profile of perhaps Abilene Christian University’s most accomplished professional from the field of medicine: retired Dallas gastroenterologist B. David Vanderpool Jr. (’52).
Vanderpool – whose career includes work on groundbreaking medical procedures and presidencies of the Texas Medical Association, Texas Surgical Society and the American Board of General Surgeons – received the 2014 Dale and Rita Brown Outlive Your Life Award in May 2014.
His longstanding philanthropic and medical missions work in Eastern Ukraine have been stymied since 2014 by Russian-backed separatists who rebelled against the central government and occupied several cities. More than 8,000 have been killed in the fighting and more than 1 million have fled to neighboring countries or are considered IDPs (internally displaced persons).
Read more about Vanderpool’s life and legacy as a Christian physician who heals and serves people in great need around the world, from Dallas to Donetsk.