In Memoriam: Ignac Fogelman, M.D.
Date: July 07, 2016
We are sad to announce that Professor Ignac Fogelman passed away on July 5th following a long and courageous fight against cancer. He received his medical degree at Glasgow University and took up the post of Consultant Physician at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London UK in 1983. He served as director of the Department of Nuclear Medicine between 1988-97 and became Director of the Osteoporosis Screening and Research Unit in 1988. During his time in Glasgow, under the supervision of Dr Iain Boyle, Ignac developed the technique of bone scanning using technetium-99m labelled diphosphonate compounds, which was widely used in the investigation of many metabolic bone disorders including osteomalacia, bone malignancy and Paget’s disease. In later years his research group at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals were leaders in the development of (18)F-fluoride positron emission tomography for the study of regional changes in bone remodeling in untreated and treated bone disease. He was closely involved with the National Osteoporosis Society for many years, serving as a Board Member between 1997 and 1998 and Chairman of its Densitometry Forum between 1999 and 2005.
In addition to his many contributions to the bone field, Ignac will be remembered as a man of culture, wit and humanity. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and colleagues. Share a note or memory on the ASBMR Community Page.