In memoriam Dr. Alexander Margulis
Dr. Margulis was the one who suggested the term "Interventional Radiology" in an American Journal of Radiology editorial from 1967

Alexander R. Margulis (March 31, 1921 - September 7, 2018) was a Serbian American physician born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia; he has received a medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1950, followed by a residency in radiology at the University of Michigan. He was a professor of radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University.

He was formerly the Associate Chancellor and Chairman of Radiology at University of California, San Francisco, and 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.

He was married to Hedvig Hricak, also a radiologist, now at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York City. Margulis died in September 2018 at the age of 97.

He has published over 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He has also authored or co-authored several books:
· Alimentary Tract Radiology
· Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging
· Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Imaging

It was Margulis, 11 in March 1967, in the American Journal of Radiology editorial that suggested the concept of "Interventional Radiology" for all controlled procedure under fluoroscopic guidance, predominantly therapeutic, emphasizing the need for "special training to develop technical skills, knowledge clinical and ability to care for patients before, during and after the procedure; as well as the close relationship with surgeons and internists.


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