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    ASBMR Mourns the Passing of Stephen Krane, M.D.

    Date: January 21, 2015

    ASBMR is saddened by the passing long-time member Stephen Krane, M.D. Dr. Krane was the fourth President of ASBMR, serving in the role from 1982 to 1983. He was a highly-regarded leader in the field and regular participant of the ASBMR Annual Meeting. Dr. Krane most recently served as the head of the Arthritis Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital and as Persis, Cyrus and Marlow B Harrison Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His career was devoted to the study of bone biology and rheumatic and metabolic bone diseases. His research included investigation of the effects of PTH and calcitonin, collagenase and its mechanisms, collagen synthesis and degradation in genetic and acquired diseases and inflammatory mechanisms in joint diseases. He was prolific, publishing more than 150 papers during his career. Dr. Krane’s colleague and friend Hank Kronenberg shared “He was a giant in the bone field: a major scientist and mentor to many.  He was an impressive clinician, a scholarly curmudgeon and a special friend.”  Click here to view Dr. Krane’s obituary. 


    To share a kind thought or memory of Dr. Krane, please visit the ASBMR website.