Dr. Clarence Livingood
Legendary Team Physician — Detroit Tigers

About Dr. Clarence Livingood

Many called Clarence S. Livingood, M.D., “legendary,” not only for his leadership in dermatology but for his passion as team physician for the Detroit Tigers baseball organization. More Than a Baseball Fan Dr. Livingood, who had two years internal medicine training, became team physician for the Detroit Tigers in 1966. He became close to the team’s members, and especially close to Hall of Fame manager George “Sparky” Anderson.

Career Accomplishments

Intern, then resident dermatology, Hospital University of Pennsylvania, 1936-1941; assistant professor dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, 1946-1948; assistant professor dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical School (Graduate School), 1946-1949; chief dermatology, Children’s Hospital Pennsylvania, 1946-1948; professor, department chairman dermatology, Jefferson Medical School, Philadelphia, 1948-1949; professor, department chairman dermatology, University Texas School Medicine, 1949-1953; chairman dermatology department, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, 1953-1976; chairman emeritus, Henry Ford Hospital, since 1976. Team physician Detroit Tigers Baseball Club, since 1967. Clinical professor dermatology University of Michigan School Medicine.

Member commission on cutaneous diseases AFEB, 1956-1972. Chief consultant dermatology VA, 1953-1959. Secretary-general XII Internat.Congress Dermatology, 1962.

Member American Board Medical Speciality, 1963-1992, mem.exec. committee, 1974-1976, special award, 1993. Member residency review committee for dermatology American Medical Association, 1957-1967. Member of advisory committee National Disease and TherapeuticIndex, since 1974.

Board directors, treasurer Council Medical Specialty Socs., 1976-1980, member liaison commission on graduate medical education, 1978-1983. Member Accreditation Coun. for Graduate Medical Education, 1977-1983.


Clarence Livingood’s work ethic and sense of honor and duty to his chosen profession drove him to accomplish more than perhaps all but a few of his contemporaries. His passing coincides with the end of the century and the end of the millennium and truly marks the closing of an era for our specialty. Clarence Livingood influenced not only people—the certificate of every diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology from 1962 to 1992 bears his signature—but also profoundly influenced organizations, especially the American Board of Dermatology. Clearly these influences are his lasting legacy.

About the Scholarship

Congratulations on your decision to take this significant step in advancing your educational horizons and lessening your financial burdens. PBATS offers these scholarships to people who are pursuing Athletic Training as a career. In the past, each year four possible winners were selected from the candidates, three valued at $1,500 each and one at $2,000.  However, this year, PBATS is offering 4 scholarships for $4,000 to the highest ranking candidate/winner. The winners will receive a $4,000 stipend, payable to the candidate’s student accounts, in the name of “Clarence Livingood, MD” as a memorial to this wonderful long time physician to the Detroit Tigers. Dr Livingood was a sincere friend and tireless supporter of all athletic trainers.

Complete ALL sections of the application form below. Feel free to provide any additional information about yourself that you feel is essential in enhancing your application. A bona fide educational endeavor or project may also qualify for consideration in this program.

Kindly secure a letter of endorsement from your coordinator of athletic training at the organization level. Be certain to also sign the disclosure statement.

Definitive enrollment in the fall semester 2023 or spring 2024 will be essential. Verification of enrollment is ALWAYS a prerequisite for payment to the institution and will be expedited through this office. The application process is now CLOSED. All applications were due by October 1, 2023.

The PBATS membership is extremely proud and supportive of this annual project for its constituents, as we are of many of the educational programs we conduct and support. We all wish you the very best in this endeavor as well as everything you undertake in the near and distant future. Again, congratulations on the step you are presently taking.  It is a distinct honor and privilege to serve our athletic training community.


Students enrolled in a Professional Program, Post-Professional Degree Program, or Post-Professional Residency Program, or their equivalent, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training are eligible to apply. All applicants will be treated the same regardless of their gender, race, religion, national origin or sexual orientation. All applicants must be able to speak and write in English. Members of PBATS and their immediate families are ineligible for the scholarships.


The scholarship application process has now closed! DEADLINE TO APPLY WAS OCTOBER 1, 2023. Winners will be emailed directly. Thank you!


Application process is now closed.