I am Dr. Howard Tucker, a 101-year-old neurologist and the Guinness World Records “Oldest Practicing Doctor.” I have been practicing medicine for over 75 years, am a WWII and Korean War veteran, received my law degree at 67, and am the subject of ...
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Hello, Reddit! I’m Dr. Howard Tucker and I have been practicing medicine since 1947, specifically neurology. I celebrated my 101st birthday earlier this month.
After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, I graduated from medical school and began training at hospitals in Ohio and New York. I would later serve as Chief of Neurology for the Atlantic Fleet during the Korean War, and ultimately returned to Ohio where I’ve been practicing neurology for the last seven decades. My job gives me great satisfaction and it has been an honor getting to serve my patients and teach the next generation of neurologists.
In 1989 at age 67, I decided to pursue another passion of mine and received my law degree while still practicing medicine full-time.
When not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife of 66 years - who is a practicing psychiatrist at age 89 - my children and my grandchildren. I make it a priority to get in at least two miles on my treadmill most days each week and I also enjoy snowshoeing. Last year, I was introduced to TikTok and enjoy filming videos for it.
I am also excited to be the subject of an upcoming documentary titled “What’s Next?” which recently wrapped filming after two years.
I look forward to answering your questions!
(My grandson will be typing out my responses)