GALVESTON, Texas – David Marshall, chief nursing and patient care services executive at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has been named an American Academy of Nursing fellow.

Marshall is one of 195 nurse leaders worldwide selected this year as an AAN fellow, one of the highest honors in the nursing profession.  

A ceremony honoring this year’s inductees will take place during the Academy’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, November 1-3, 2018 in Washington D.C.

In his position at UTMB, Marshall oversees medical, surgical and critical care nursing at all sites. Some of the services he manages include, women’s and children’s nursing, ambulatory nursing services, correctional nursing services, care management, nursing education, hospice care services and patient services such as language services, volunteer services and pastoral care.

Marshall earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Master of Science in nursing from UTMB. He completed his Doctor of Nursing Practice at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and received his law degree from the South Texas College of Law Houston.

“David Marshall is a true nursing leader who is always seeking ways to innovate and improve care, while serving as a role model and inspiration, not only to UTMB Health nurses but nurses across the globe,” said Donna K. Sollenberger, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the UTMB Health System. “His passion for nursing is palpable. I can think of no one more deserving of this honor than David.”

Fellow selection criteria includes evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current Academy fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and wellbeing of all.