John A. Linfoot, MS, MD

Endocrinologist | Clinical Professor Emeritus

A Timeline of Professional Milestones

1931

Born to Lawrence Franklin Linfoot and Marion Alfreda (Stinson) Linfoot in Grand Forks, ND.

1953

Achieves a BA from the University of North Dakota.

1955

Earns a BS and MS in physiology and pharmacology from the University of North Dakota; Marries Donna Mae Dahlstrom on August 7.

1957

Earns an MD from Harvard Medical School; Completes residencies and a fellowship at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals by 1961.

1961

Is a research associate at Donner Laboratory until 1978; Is a member of Eastbay Clown Club until 1963.

1968

Is a visiting lecturer of pharmacology at the University of North Dakota until 1974.

1969

Serves the University of California, Berkeley as a guest lecturer of physiology and endocrinology and a coordinator of biochemistry until 1979.

1970

Serves Alta Bates Hospital as director of the Endocrine Laboratory, Endocrine and Metabolic Service and Pituitary Center and committee chairman until 1985.

1970

Becomes a consultant in endocrinology to the Children’s Hospital of East Bay and continues in the role.

1976

Is a clinical professor of medicine and a lecturer at the University of California, Davis until attaining emeritus status in 2013.

1978

Is a senior staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory until 1981.

1979

Serves as director of the Bay Reference Laboratory until 1982.

1982

Is a lecturer to the Federal Aviation Administration until 2008.

1985

Is the director of the Diabetes and Endocrine Institute at Providence Hospital until 1991.

1991

Is the director of the Diabetes and Endocrine Institute at the Summit Medical Center until 1993.

1991

Becomes a consultant in endocrinology to the VA Outpatient Clinic and continues in the role.

1992

Serves as director of the Diabetes and Endocrine Institute in Oakland, CA and continues in the role.

1994

Is the medical director of Health and Nutrition Technology in Carmel, CA until 2004.

2007

Moves his endocrinology practice to Lafayette, CA and is honored as the Top Doctor of Lafayette in 2016.

2021

Maintains membership with the Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

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