Richard N. Redinger, M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Acting Chairman 1989-1992
  • Chairman 1992-2009

Richard N. Redinger, M.D.Richard N. Redinger obtained his MD from the University of Western Ontario and served medical residencies at Canada’s old Victoria Hospital in London, the University of Michigan and Tufts University.

While in Boston, he secured an Ontario Department of Health Traveling Scholarship for three additional years as a research fellow at Boston University which produced seminal papers defining the physiology of biliary lipids in primates.

He continued research on the pathophysiology of gallstone disease upon his return to the University of Western Ontario for seven years and developed the only Biliary Research Laboratory in Canada at that time.

After returning to Boston University as Associate Professor of Medicine at the Evans Memorial and Chief of Gastrointestinal Research, he came to the University of Louisville in 1981 as Professor of Medicine and the first academic chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

He became the Executive Vice Chair in the Department of Medicine and was asked to continue his chiefship while serving as acting chairman and Training Program Director for the department for three years. He was named permanent Chairman of the department in 1992.

Under his leadership the department grew from 43 to 146 faculty members.

He served as service chief of medicine at University of Louisville Hospital, an officer and founding member of multiple School of Medicine Boards including University Physicians Associates, University Health Care and was President of the Medical School Fund.

He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Federation for Medical Research and the Central Society for Clinical Research and American Association for the Study of Liver Disease.

He served as Program selector and abstract reviewer of the American Federation for Clinical Research Southern Section, American Association for the Society of Liver Disease (Bile Salts & Gallstone Section) and Secretary/Treasurer and President of the Kentucky Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

He received the Laureate and Chapter Awards from the Kentucky Affiliate of American College of Physicians.

- Written by Sherry Hertel