Alexander Margulis

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Alexander R. Margulis (born March 31, 1921) is the Clinical Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University.[1] He was formerly the Associate Chancellor and Chairman of Radiology at University of California, San Francisco.[2]


Margulis was born 31 March 1921 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and received a medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1950, followed by a residency in radiology at the University of Michigan. After serving in the US Army Medical Corps, he joined the faculty of Washington University, St. Louis, rising to full professor.

In 1963, he moved to the University of California, San Francisco, as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology. He moved to Weill-Cornell in 2000.[1]

He is married to Hedvig Hricak, also a radiologist, now at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York City.[3]


He has published over 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He has also authored or co-authored several books:

  • Alimentary Tract Radiology, (C.V. Mosby, St. Louis),
  • Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1983, Radiology Research and Education Foundation
  • Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1984 Radiology Research and Education Foundation
  • Be in Charge (Harcourt, 2000)


Margulis is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies, and a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He holds honorary doctorates from the Medical College of Wisconsin and 7 universities in other countries: University of Aix-Marseilles; Catholic University, Louvain. ; Karolinska Institute, Stockholm; Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany; University of Toulouse, France; University of Montpellier, France and the University of Novi Sad, Serbia.

He has been President of the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology, the Association of University Radiologists, the San Francisco Radiological Society 1967. the Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments, the California Academy of Medicine, and the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.[1]

The Margulis Society at the University of California, San Francisco, was founded in his honor.[4]

In 2013, Margulis received the Leadership Luminary Award from the Radiology Leadership Institute of the American College of Radiology.


  1. ^ a b c "Alexander R. Margulis". Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
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  3. ^ "Hedvig Hrricak—World innovator in tumour diagnosis" Nacional: Dnevno Online Izdanje no. 530, Jan 9, 2006 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  4. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 6 September 2012. 

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