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Biographical entry Murray, Ian Provan Cathart (Provan) (1929 - 2000)

AM, FRCPE, FRACP, FRCP Glasg, Hon FACR

Born
4 July 1929
Glasgow, Scotland
Died
6 December 2000
Occupation
Medical researcher

Summary

Ian Provan C. (Provan) Murray is known as the grandfather of Australian nuclear medicine. He arrived in Australia (1963) after studying and working in his hometown of Glasgow then in the United States of America. A qualified endocrinologist, Murray established at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney Australia's first department of nuclear medicine. He remained at the hospital until June 1994 and during this time was also Director and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales and ran his own private practice. Murray was world recognized leader in nuclear medicine, was Australia's representative at many international congresses and committees and was an active founding member of many Australian societies. He has received many honours including being appointed a Fellow of many societies and a Member in the Order of Australia (AM).

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1952
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (ChB) completed at the University of Glasgow, Scotland
c. 1952 - c. 1953
Education - Endocrinology training at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary
c. 1953 - c. 1963
Career position - Clinical and Research Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Research Fellow in Medicine at Harvard University, USA
1962
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Glasgow
1963 -
Career position - Member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
1963 - 1994
Career position - Joined the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney
c. 1963 - 1999
Career position - Private practice in New South Wales
1964 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh (FRCPE)
1970 - 1972
Career position - Foundation President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Physicians in Nuclear Medicine (ANZAPNM)
1973 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
1975 - ?
Career position - Australian delegate for the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology
1976 - 1978
Career position - President of the Asia and Oceania Federation of Nuclear Medicine
1981 -
Award - Honorary Fellow of the American College of Radiology (Hon FACR)
1993 -
Career position - Honorary life member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM)
1994
Award - Honorary life membership of the ANZAPNM
1994
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
1995 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow (FRCP Glasg)

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