Rick Donlon, MD

Rick Donlon grew up in New Orleans and graduated from Texas Christian University in 1986. He completed medical school at LSU-N.O., and a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. In 1995, he and three medical school classmates opened a primary-care health center for the poor in Memphis’ most medically underserved neighborhood. The work eventually grew to include eight health centers, three dental clinics and a family medicine residency program—providing over 160,000 patient visits in 2013. Many of the medical and dental professionals, including Dr. Donlon, moved into the underserved communities where they work. Over the last decade they’ve sent long-term medical missionaries to Central and South Asia and the Horn of Africa. In 2014, Dr. Donlon and 20 other physicians and mid-level providers left their original organization to found Resurrection Health, continuing their vision of community-based, Christ-centered primary and hospital care for the least served—in Memphis and around the world. Dr. Donlon, his wife Laurie and their seven children live in the Binghampton neighborhood.