It is very interesting to hear how our classmates’ careers have developed and expanded over the years. In our previous Classmate spotlights, we saw where Chris Hermann spent his entire professional career at LG&E but also became very involved in Community service, receiving numerous awards for his achievements. We also saw where Mike Seale spent his professional career in industrial engineering, nuclear energy, and defense technology for both profit and nonprofit organizations. In this article, we focus on Larry Grubb graduating in Civil Engineering and his career path to becoming a Medical Doctor at Walter Reed Hospital. Larry has written several books and has participated in numerous presentations and seminars. Below is a synopsis of his career as written in his book.
Larry K. Grubb, “Doc Grubb”, is board certified in the fields of Child and Adolescent and Adult psychiatry. Dr. Grubb has bachelor degrees in Civil Engineering and Zoology; a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the University of Kentucky. After medical school, Dr. Grubb completed an internship and residency in adult psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. His exciting life has included being a civil engineer working for a railroad; serving as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division; a naval line officer in a nuclear ballistic submarine and a medical doctor in the U.S. Navy during which time he spent 4 years at the Pentagon working on healthcare policies for the military. Dr. Grubb’s dynamic presentations and seminars have received enthusiastic reviews and acceptance from diverse educational and social organizations. Attendees have commented especially about Dr. Grubb’s unsurpassed ability to present complex biological and psychological terms in an easily understandable manner. Dr. Grubb has a private psychotherapy practice in Silver Spring, Maryland.
In an interview with Larry, I tried to get a little more in depth knowledge of his career:
When my contract was up, I resigned my commission and felt, okay, it’s time to get serious and returned to the University of Kentucky to complete the required science courses to apply for medical school, with my focus on becoming a psychiatrist. Before I left the Navy, they made me go to Guam one time and ended up in a typhoon on a sinking submarine…which teaches you a lot about how you behave when you face death.
My wife and I are finishing up work on two houses and planning landscaping and new constructions, so needless to say, the days scream by, and we both forget what day it is half the time.