George L. Pauk, M.D., Board Member Emeritus
George Pauk resides in Phoenix, Arizona. He retired from the Indian Health Service work as a consultant in diabetes health care program administration, research and care for tribes in Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. He has been a volunteer and then a Board member of the Booker T. Washington Child Development Center for many years. He is also active in Arizona community programs such as immigration and national health care reform.
He received a medical degree from the University of Iowa, and postdoctoral training was in Panama, the University of Iowa, and Harvard Medical School. His career experience includes, research and practice of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, and teaching medical students and nurse practitioners. He has served in positions on the staff of the University of Maine, the University of Texas, and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and the Phoenix Indian Medical Center and other hospitals. Primary health care programs relating to organizations for low-income people, human rights, education and prevention programs for hypertension and diabetes in the United States, and also clinics in Nicaragua have been a focus of his work. He is active with Physicians for a National Health Program, and other organizations.
He was born in Binghamton, New York in 1936. While living in New England and on recent visits to New York State, wife Jane and their two children have developed volunteer projects that educate children and adults about various trees, seeds, and tree planting. In Up-State New York, he has implemented a project restoring native trees, such as White Oaks and White Pines where they have been depleted by use in industries such as barge and ship building, barrel construction, and canal building.