Dr. Val G. Hemming

Dr. Val G. Hemming had a distinguished career in military medicine. After graduating from the University of Utah College of Medicine, he joined the United States Air Force and spent twenty-five years as a pediatrician caring for dependents of military families. After retiring from active duty, he became the dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in Bethesda, Maryland, serving in that capacity for seven years. In addition to practicing clinical medicine, Dr. Hemming had a distinguished career in medical research, publishing over one hundred papers in the field of infectious diseases. He and Dr. Gregory Prince (co-founder of Madison House Autism Foundation) worked together for two decades to develop Synagis®, a drug that is the standard of care for preventing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease in high-risk infants. Synagis® currently is administered to over a quarter-million premature infants worldwide each year. Dr. Hemming and his wife Alice now reside in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.