Dr. Andrew M. Groseclose was born in Bland County and entered Roanoke College in 1914. Following graduation, he began his distinguished career in medicine as a student at the Johns Hopkins Medical School, receiving his M.D. degree in 1922. He served his internship in Roanoke, Baltimore and Montreal.
In 1926, he became Roanoke's first doctor practicing obstetrics and gynecology exclusively. During the 45 years preceding his Medalist award, he delivered more than 12,000 babies and became a "living legend."
Dr. Groseclose initiated a study of maternal deaths in Virginia, which resulted in the establishment of new programs of the Public Health Department. He established active research on obstetrics in Southwest Virginia.
He was a charter member of the Southern Atlantic OB-GYN Association and past president of the Roanoke Academy of Medicine. He was named a diplomat of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Board of America.
Andrew Muncy Groseclose received the Roanoke College Medal in 1971.