Arthur J. Atkinson, Jr., M.D., ’55

Mary Jo and Art Atkinson visited La Jolla for a respite from their wintery Chicago environment. They chose an ideal time to relax with atypical 80 degree sunshiny days in early December. Local residents Merry and Tom L’Esperance accompanied them on two delightful occasions. Along the way in his distinguished career, Art has been President of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and has written two books and over 100 publications. He still devotes time to his passion for sailing. His magnificent yacht, Paradigm, was featured in the 2009 Spring/Summer issue of Deerfield Magazine. Please logon to for a more inclusive listing of his career accomplishments.

Photo Caption: Art and Mary Jo Atkinson


Frequently Asked Questions

Upon graduating from Deerfield, alumni enter a diverse network of former Deerfield students. Deerfield alumni have ventured into almost every area of employment, and many are at the top of their respective fields. The advantages of this vast network are numerous and significant, as every member of the Deerfield family receives the following:

Alumni are also eligible for alumni awards, such as the Ashley Award, Heritage Award, and the Mimi Morsman Award.

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