Harvey L. Nisenbaum, 77, a leading radiologist in Philadelphia for more than 40 years, died Oct. 8 of complications from glioblastoma, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer

Dr. Nisenbaum’s passion was to bring ultrasound to underserved countries through his volunteer work with the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. He took a yearlong sabbatical after leaving Penn Presbyterian to continue that work, and then retired from Penn’s Department of Radiology in 2019 as chairman emeritus.

He was a member of 15 medical and professional societies and served on 140 committees. He was president of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the Pennsylvania Radiological Society, and the Greater Delaware Valley Ultrasound Society.

As a researcher, Dr. Nisenbaum wrote more than 100 papers, abstracts, and book chapters. He was an investigator on 11 grants and lectured at 50 national and international meetings. He held editorial positions on six radiology journals.

He was instrumental in incorporating ultrasound into medical school curricula.

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