George T. Lukemeyer, M.D., was professor emeritus of the Indiana University School of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University in 1944, and his M.D. degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1947.
He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Master in the American College of Physicians. He joined the Department of Internal Medicine as an instructor in 1954, and, shortly thereafter, established the artificial kidney laboratory at the Indiana University Medical Center. Dr. Lukemeyer chaired the academic committee that drafted the "Indiana Plan for Statewide Medical Education." He was appointed associate dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1966, and became executive associate dean and medical director of the University Hospitals in March of 1972. He served in this capacity until his retirement and appointment to professor emeritus in December of 1990.
Over the years, he had been active in many local, state and national professional societies. He was President of the Indiana State Medical Association in 1983-84. In the American College of Physicians, he held leadership roles from 1975 through 1988. He was Governor-elect, Indiana Region of the American College of Physicians, 1975-76, and was Governor from 1976 through 1980. He was elected a Regent of the American College of Physicians in 1981, and Secretary General in 1982. He served as Secretary General until 1988, and for six years chaired the Credentials Subcommittee and the Membership Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians. He was a member of the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education, 1986-95.
He also was a member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), 1994-97 and served from 1991-96 on the Board of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). He was a past-chairman of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education. He served six years as commissioner on the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
He was honored with the Sagamore of the Wabash in 1979 and 1991, Indiana Hospital Association Award of Merit in 1988, and the Maynard K. Hine Medal in 1991. The Indiana University School of Medicine Alumni Association named him Alumnus of the Year in 1984.
Dr. Lukemeyer served on the Medical School Admissions Committee since 1960 and chaired the committee since 1982-2000.