Mary Pohlmann, M.D., Ph.D., ’83, Family Medicine
Dr. Pohlmann, M.D., Ph.D., is a member of the Carbondale City Council and a “Map Your Neighborhood” disaster preparedness trainer. She is a retired family practice physician, having spent most of her career as a physician and medical chief of staff for the SIUC Student Health Service. Since her retirement in 2002, she continues to apply her professional experience in several volunteer activities which include serving as chair of the Southern Illinois Healthcare Institutional Review Board, chair of the First United Methodist Church Health Cabinet and a member of the SIU-SOM Year One Doctoring faculty. She served 20 years on the Jackson County Board of Health and was also Board Vice-President for Abundant Health Resource Clinic and chair of the Smoke-Free Carbondale Coalition. She has recently been nominated for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award in the area of education.
Dr. Pohlmann remains physically active in Masters swimming competition, training with the Saluki Masters in Carbondale, and is chair of the Ozark region of U.S. Masters Swimming. She has several local, regional and national Masters swimming records and currently holds a Masters world record in the 800 meter freestyle relay. She has been honored by U.S. Masters Swimming with the Dorothy Donnelly Service Award. Mary and her husband, John, have two daughters and three granddaughters who all live in the St. Louis, Mo., area.