|Membership level: Hall of Fame|
Dr. George F. Tidmarsh
Inductee Year 2010
|Few alumni have climbed to the top of the mountain in two fields of endeavor as much as George Tidmarsh has done in swimming and medicine.
One of nine children and a member of the Class of 1978 at our high school, he was a top student winning a National Honor Society Academic Achievement award, and was one of the most successful swimmers in school history.
A member of four State championship swimming teams, four individual State titles, a State championship as member of the relay team, established three State records, and the swimming team captain. Still standing as we speak is his State record in the 200 individual medley (1:53.52) established 32 years ago.
As a college freshman at the University of Colorado, he won the Big Eight Conference 500 yard and 1650 yard freestyle events.
Transferring to Stanford after his freshman year, he departed from swimming for a time to first earn an undergraduate degree and then both an MD degree and a Ph.D in cancer biology and immunology. After his residency, Dr. Tidmarsh then began a career in pediatric oncology but with a unique twist, i.e., he helped launch three medical companies, launched several IPO’s, obtained FDA drug approvals, and held various high medical positions with several established medical and pharmaceutical firms. Currently he is President and CEO of Nuveta, Inc. a pharmaceutical company he recently founded.
His published articles and abstracts total more than 30 in number.
And he did get back into the pool, setting a world record in his masters age group for the 1500 meter freestyle (17:10.90) at age 45.
Dr. Tidmarsh lives in California with his wife, Courtney, and their three young children.