Jacqueline A Noonan, M.D. is a pediatric cardiologist who has been caring for children with heart disease over 50 years. She is acknowledged internationally for her description of a syndrome in 1962 which since then has been called the Noonan Syndrome. She came to the University of Kentucky in December 1961 and served as director of pediatric cardiology until her retirement in 1999. She served as chairman of pediatrics from 1974 to 1992. Since her retirement she continues to teach write and see children with heart problems in clinics throughout eastern Kentucky.