Colonel Alan W. Halliday, M.D., received the 2005 IUP Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of his standing as one of the nation’s leading neurologists, his admirable career as an officer of the U.S. Army, and his outstanding record as a physician.
Colonel Halliday graduated from IUP in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He earned his M.D. at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and served his internship at the Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and his residency in neurology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
He currently serves as the chief of the Neurology Department at Brooke Army Medical Center. Colonel Halliday maintains academic appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, where he teaches courses in neurology.
Over the course of his career in the Army, Colonel Halliday has been awarded numerous honors, including the Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Order of Military Medical Merit, and Meritorious Service Medal. He holds the prestigious “A” prefix, the highest honor accorded an Army physician.
He has had articles published in medical journals, including Military Medicine, Neurology, Epilepsia, and eMedicine Journal. He also has given dozens of lectures and presentations detailing his insights, observations, and ideas concerning neurology.
Colonel Halliday credits IUP and the Army ROTC program as the main reasons he was able to attend medical school and develop the career that has earned him so many accolades over the years.
Born in West Point, New York, and raised in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Colonel Halliday today lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Ann. They have two sons, Stephen and Connor.