In Memoriam: Dr. Jeffrey L.H. O'Riordan
Date: October 12, 2017
ASBMR is saddened by the passing of a long-time member Jeffrey L. H. O’Riordan. Dr. O’Riordan, a physician at the London’s Middlesex Hospital for over 30 years, established a world- class research program in PTH, vitamin D and mineral metabolism. His contributions to human disease were especially notable. He was an innovator in clinical assay development, which enabled definitive studies of the metabolic disturbances in patients with parathyroid disease and dysregulated vitamin D metabolism. His later work was instrumental in identification of PHEX gene mutations in X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets. Dr. O’Riordan trained a host of clinical and basic researchers, many of whom are now international leaders in the field of bone and mineral research. One of his trainees commented “JLH was committed to human research and to educating his students in clinical medicine; he was “translational” before this word became popular”. Dr. O’Riordan was an enthusiastic and generous collaborator whose home in central London became a meeting place for scientists as they crossed the globe. To share a kind thought or memory of Dr. O’Riordan, please click here.