Creation of the Ferenc Jolesz MD Professorship at Harvard Medical School

February 1, 2017
Ferenc A. Jolesz

We are delighted to announce the creation of the Ferenc Jolesz MD professorship at Harvard Medical School. This honors Ferenc A. Jolesz (1946-2014), the B. Leonard Holman professor of Radiology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, a visionary scientist who established the NCIGT in 2005. A pioneer in the field of image guided therapy- often called the “father of IGT’, Ferenc was born in Budapest graduated medical school at Semmelweiss in 1971 and fellowships in neurology and physiology at MGH and Harvard. He led the division of MRI in the department of Radiology from  1990-2014. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1995; he received an Outstanding Researcher Award from the RSNA and a Gold Medal from the ISMRM for his contributions to radiology research among many awards. The first incumbent of this professorship is Dr. Clare Tempany-Afdhal MB BCh.

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