Myron Pollycove, MD Named Two-Time Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year in Radiation Oncology Research

July 04, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Rockville, MD.…July 4, 2007–Myron Pollycove, MD, Chairman of Radiation, Science and Health, Inc. has been named Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year in Radiation Oncology Research 2007-2008, the second year Pollycove has been honored. The Cambridge Who’s Who selection committee hand picks these special Who’s Who honorees based on accomplishments, academic achievement, leadership and service.

Pollycove has been practicing clinical pathology and nuclear medicine for 57 years. As Chairman of Radiation, Science and Health (, Pollycove performs research on the effects of high and low doses of radiation on health, cancer prevention and DNA structure. As Special Assistant to the Deputy EDO, Materials, Research, State Programs for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission since 1991, Pollycove provides expertise in the medical use and regulation of radioisotopes and research in the biological effects of exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the California Institute of Technology and serving in the U.S. Navy in WW II, Pollycove received his MD from UCSF in 1950. He then joined the U.S. Army Medical Corps and participated in the Korean War investigating traumatic shock for two years. After completing a Harvard-Tufts internal medicine residency, he spent seven years investigating iron kinetics and intermediary metabolism as a research associate at the Donner Laboratory, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory at UC Berkeley. During 1962-1991, while Director of the Clinical Laboratories and Chairman of the Department of Nuclear Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, he taught nuclear medicine and laboratory medicine at UCSF and SFGH, thereby continuing his research in those areas.

Pollycove is a member of national and international organizations representing nuclear medicine, hematology, clinical pathology, and is the Former President of the American College of Nuclear Physicians. He is the author of more than 125 publications and Professor Emeritus of Laboratory Medicine and Radiology at the University of California at San Francisco.

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