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Dr. B.G. “Gil” Brogdon, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus and former chair of the department of radiology, passed away on March 28, 2014. He was 85.
Dr. Brogdon earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas in 1952. He completed his residency in radiology at the University of Arkansas and Bowman Gray School of Medicine and received his board certification in 1956. He achieved fellowship status of the American College of Radiology in 1966.
After serving as chief of diagnostic radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and professor and chair of the department of radiology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, he joined USA, where he remained for the remainder of his productive academic career.
Dr. Brogdon served as president of the American College of Radiology, the Association of University Radiologists and the Southern Radiological Conference. He also served as a member of the House of Delegates for the American Medical Association. In 1979, he was awarded the American Medical Association Physician-Speakers Award, and he has also received three Gold Medal Awards, from the American College of Radiology in 1985, from the Association of University Radiologists in 1987 and from the American Roentgen Ray Society in 1996. In 2012, Dr. Brogdon received the Silver Medal Award from the Alabama Academy of Radiology, given in recognition of outstanding achievement in lifetime contributions to the specialty of radiology and to the community.
During his career, he participated in more than 400 invitation lectures in the U.S. and Europe and authored or co-authored more than 360 publications.
In 2013, Dr. Brogdon was featured in al.com’s Connecting Alabama series. To view the article, click here.
A memorial service will be held at the Country Club of Mobile on May 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. To view Dr. Brogdon’s obituary, visit http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary.aspx?pid=170420744.
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