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ASBMR Mourns the Passing of Harry K. Genant, M.D.


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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of ASBMR member Harry K. Genant, M.D. on January 14, 2021. Dr. Genant was the founder and Executive Director of the Osteoporosis and Arthritis Research Group (OARG) in the Department of Radiology at the University of California San Francisco. This group produced field-defining research in imaging for osteoporosis, arthritis, and orthopedics, most notably in non-invasive and quantitative imaging methods. He was a remarkable mentor and trained dozens of fellows worldwide, and today many of his mentees are national and international leaders in bone research in their own right. Dr. Genant was an active member of ASBMR for decades. He served on the seminal ASBMR Atypical Femoral Fracture Task Force and was honored as the ASBMR Louis V. Avioli Lecturer at the Society’s 2012 Annual Meeting.

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Guest Prof. Giuseppe Guglielmi

I was sad to learn of the passing of Harry K. Genant, a globally renowned expert in musculoskeletal diseases, in particular metabolic bone disease .

The muscoloskeletal radiology has lost a leading light, who will be greatly missed by all the colleagues who have known and have had the pleasure of working with him.

I have been a fellow at UCSF within the Osteoporosis and Arthritis Research Group. He had a great influence on my career and I will miss him very much.

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Guest François Duboeuf

I was sad to learn this new

I remember the time spent in the University of San Franscico in his lab . He was a great person with a lot of human feeling .Bone research lost a great leader.

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Guest françois Duboeuf

I was sad to learn this new

I remember the time spent in the University of San Franscico in his lab . He was a great person with a lot of human feeling  Bone research lost a great leader.

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Words seem inadequate to express my sadness over the passing of Professor Harry K. Genant. I was personally very lucky to have Harry as my supervisor for 3 years at UCSF. Harry was a great mentor and a real gentleman. He inspired me to pursue my goals and taught me to relentlessly chase innovation. Harry will always be a giant in radiology, and he certainly took the field to new heights. Using the “Genant semiquantitative approach,” a standardized method of evaluating vertebral compression fractures, Harry made significant contributions to pioneering research on quantitative imaging. His work has helped the medical community to better understand bone fragility, determine osteoporotic fracture risk, and assess treatment response in patients with osteoporosis. Harry's ground-breaking achievements will forever serve as a model for us and younger generations on how to create value through innovation. Rest in peace Harry – your spirit will be with us always!

Wing P. Chan, MD

A short tribute to Harry K. Genant_ASBMR.doc

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