Dr. Ronald L. Wilson graduated from Baylor in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry. He then continued his education at Baylor College of Medicine, where he received a Doctor of Medicine in 1974. He served as a physician in the United States Air Force until 1983 and then transitioned into a career in private practice. He was a partner of Central Texas Nephrology Associates in Waco until 2013, when he joined Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center.
Dr. Wilson is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association, McLennan County Medical Society, and McLennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation (past president). He is a multiple recipient of the Aynesworth Outstanding Teaching Award in the Family Practice Residency Program. He is involved in the community and is a patron of the Waco Symphony Orchestra.
An avid supporter of Baylor, Dr. Wilson is a member of the advisory boards for the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences; medical director of the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation laboratory; Baylor Bear Foundation; Baylor-Waco Foundation; and the Endowed Scholarship Society, having endowed a National Merit Scholarship. Dr. Wilson also served on the steering committee for the Lt. Jack Whetsel Jr. Basketball Practice Facility.
He and his wife, Betty (BA ’72), are members of First Baptist Church of Woodway, where they are active in Sunday School and various other activities. They have two children, Jennifer Wilson Chakmakjian and John Samuel Wilson, both Baylor graduates, and five grandchildren.