Dr. Lindsley initially majored in biological sciences, and after talking to school representatives, she was convinced that pediatrics was the right path to pursue. Children are resilient, and have an inherent ability to recuperate that she greatly appreciates. With the help of some female mentors on the school board, Dr. Lindsley obtained an MD from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1968, and became certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1973.
As a testament to her success, Dr. Lindsley earned the Ruth Bojan Teaching Award from the School of Medicine at the University of Kansas in 2014, the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Rheumatology in 2009, and the Cassidy Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2006. Her achievements were highlighted in numerous volumes of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who in the Midwest, as well as in one edition each of Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
When Dr. Lindsley has spare time, she enjoys traveling, swimming, and music.