A diplomate of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. John David Minor is a board certified pediatrician, allergist and immunologist who accrued 35 years of experience prior to his retirement in 2008. Hosting his own private practice specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of asthma and allergies in Eugene, Oregon, between 1974 and 2008, he was also a clinical assistant professor of medicine within the Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland from 1979 to 2009.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Minor was a medical director for a camp for asthmatic children through the Oregon Lung Association from 1975 to 1990, and was a staff member at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital and Sacred Heart Hospital. He commenced his medical career as a research fellow in allergy and immunology at the University of California San Francisco in 1972. Alongside his vocational endeavors, he was twice a trustee of the Oregon Medical Association, having also served as a delegate to the association from 1989 to 1990. Furthermore, he was a member of the citizens advisory committee of the Lane Regional Air Pollution Advisory Board from 1980 to 1988, as well as a medical advisor for Lane Community College in 1974.
Drawing upon an MD from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center from 1966, Dr. Minor notably served as a major in the U.S. Air Force in the early 1970s and was chief of pediatrics at the Homestead Air Force Base in Miami-Dade County, Florida. In addition, he has helped organize Camp Christmas Seal for asthmatic children in a joint venture with the University of Oregon and the Oregon Lung Association.
Among his notable achievements, Dr. Minor is proudest of his research and documentation of his findings. In 1965, he authored a study titled “Antagonism of Experimentally Induced Broncoconstriction by Chronically Impressed Electric Current,” which was published through the American Physiology Society and presented at the 17th meeting at the University of California Los Angeles.
As a testament to his success in medicine and academia, Dr. Minor received a Humanitarian Award from the Oregon Lung Association in 1990 and was honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. He was also featured in the 20th edition of Who’s Who in the West in 2020. However, he cites the highlight of his career to be working with college students and the relationships he formed with his patients.
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