Harry K Genant

Harry K. Genant, MD, is Professor Emeritus of the University of California San Francisco, and Chairman Emeritus and Member of the Board of Directors of Synarc, Inc. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and completed his internship on the Osler Service at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He received residency training in Medicine and in Radiology at the University of Chicago, and was Chief Resident and Assistant Professor in Radiology.

In 1974 he assumed a faculty position at the University of California, San Francisco, as Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology. He remained at UCSF for over 30 years, achieving the rank of Professor of Radiology, Medicine, Epidemiology and Orthopaedic Surgery. He founded the Osteoporosis and Arthritis Research Group (OARG) in the Department of Radiology, UCSF, and served as its Executive Director. This group, once numbering over 130 physicians, scientists and research associates, was recognized as a leading source of research on the development and assessment of noninvasive and quantitative imaging methods for osteoporosis, arthritis and orthopaedics. In 1998 he co-founded Synarc, Inc, a global, contract research organization (CRO) specializing in management of quantitative imaging and biomarkers in large, multicenter, multinational, pharmaceutical drug trials. He serves as a Member of the Board and Senior Consultant for Synarc.

Dr. Genant has been editor or co-editor of more than 30 books and author or co-author of more than 170 chapters or invited articles, over 500 articles in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals, and over 1500 abstracts presented at national and international scientific and professional gatherings. He is on the editorial boards of, Osteoporosis International, the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, and the Journal of Clinical Densitometry. He is an Associate Editor of Bone.

Among the numerous awards and honors Dr. Genant has received are honorary lifetime memberships of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. He is an honorary member of the Italian Radiolologic Society, the Chinese Osteoporosis Society, the Chilean Society of Osteology, the Hungarian Society of Osteology, and the European Society of Skeletal Radiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists. He was named Outstanding Physician of the Year by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry in 1998.

Dr. Genant has served as President of the Association of University Radiologists, Scientific Chair or President of the First through Fifth International Congresses on Osteoporosis in China, and Co-Chair of the Second International Conference on Osteoporosis in Japan. He is currently President of the International Skeletal Society, Chair of the WHO Task Force on Osteoporosis, Chair of the International Steering Committee for Artificial Gravity for the joint US, German and Russia Space Programs, Member of the Radiologic Devices Panel of the US Food and Drug Administration, and Co-Director of the International Osteoporosis Foundation Global Initiative on Vertebral Fracture Assessment.