Welcome Dr. Harry Genant
Harry K. Genant, MD, is Professor Emeritus of the University of California San Francisco and currently serves as a Senior Consultant, and past Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman Emeritus of Bioclinica-Synarc, Inc., a global contract research organization he co-founded in 1998, specializing in the management of quantitative imaging and bio markers in large multicenter, multinational pharmaceutical drug trials.
During his 30+ years at UCSF, Dr. Genant was Professor of Radiology, Medicine, and Orthopedic Surgery, and former Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology. He also founded the Osteoporosis and Arthritis Research Group, comprising over 130 physicians, scientists and research associates, and was recognized as a leading source of research on the development and assessment of noninvasive and quantitative imaging methods for osteoporosis, arthritis and orthopedics.
Originally from Riverside, Illinois, Genant received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University, and completed his medical internship on the Osler Service at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He received residency training in Medicine and in Radiology at the University of Chicago, and was Chief Resident and Assistant Professor in Radiology.
Dr. Genant has made extensive contributions to peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals as author or co-author of over 600 articles and through his membership of the editorial boards of Osteoporosis International, the Journal of Bone, and Mineral Research, and the Journal of Clinical Densitometry and as Associate Editor of Bone.
He brings significant Board experience to the Foundation and was previously President of the International Skeletal Society, Chair of the WHO Task Force on Osteoporosis, Chair of the International Steering Committee for Artificial Gravity for the joint US, German and Russia Space Programs, Member of the Radiologic Devices Panel of the US Food and Drug Administration, and Co-Director of the International Osteoporosis Foundation Global Initiative on Vertebral Fracture Assessment.
Highly respected and regarded by the international scientific and medical community, Dr. Genant is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and an honorary lifetime member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine and has been granted honorary membership in the British Royal College of Radiologists, the Italian Radiologic Society, the Chinese Osteoporosis Society, the Chilean Society of Osteology, the Hungarian Society of Osteology, and the European Society of Skeletal Radiology.
Harry and his wife, Dr. Gail Genant, live in Tiburon and Napa, California.
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All the research conducted through the Napa Medical Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is fully funded through generous donations received from individuals and family foundations.