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Henry N. Wagner Jr., M.D., Professorship in Nuclear Medicine

School of Medicine

Established in 2002 through commitments from anonymous donors in honor of Henry N. Wagner Jr.

WagnerHenryHENRY N. WAGNER JR., A&S 1948, Med 1952, who died in 2012, was an international authority on nuclear medicine. His pioneering work in imaging brain neuroreceptors paved the way for groundbreaking research in addiction and drug design, and increased understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of the brain. During his 56-year association with Hopkins, he trained more than 500 radiologists, internists, physicians, and scientists, eight of whom have held the position of president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, which Dr. Wagner also led. In 1993 Dr. Wagner was awarded the First Annual Society of Nuclear Medicine President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Nuclear Medicine, and the Georg Von Hevesy Award in 1985. A member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, he was an honorary member of both the British Institute of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America.