Dr. John H. Ferguson received a BS degree in Physics from Case
Institute of Technology in 1956, an MD degree from Case Western
Reserve University School of Medicine in 1961, and completed residency
training in neurology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland,
Ohio. After two years as an Air Force neurologist in Japan, and
a Fellowship in Neurophysiology at the Université de Montréal, he
joined the neurology faculty of Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine in 1969, where he conducted research in epilepsy
and taught medical students and neurology residents.
In 1978 he moved to Waco, Texas, to begin a private practice in
neurology and was appointed Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology
and Family Practice by the Baylor College of Medicine.
In 1988, Dr. Ferguson was appointed Director of the Office of Medical
Applications of Research at the National Institutes of Health where
he directed the NIH Consensus Development Program. His professional
interests include technology assessment, the impact of the NIH Consensus
Program on clinical practice, and the use of scientific knowledge
by courts of law. He has participated in a series of seminars designed
to educate judges in various areas of science, and has also participated
on panels to discuss the intersection of science and the law.
He holds an appointment as Clinical Professor of Neurology at the
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and takes care
of patients and teaches in the neurology clinic at the National
Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
He retired from the NIH in 1999. He is serving as Chairman of the
Laboratory and Diagnostics Panel of the Medical Coverage Advisory
Committee for the Health Care Financing Administration and consulting.
He is presently a medical nad health research consultant to the
NIH Office of Rare Diseases and to several other companies.