1983 Speaker - Dr. Manuel Tzagourni
Dean of the College of Medicine, Ohio State University
Dr. Manuel Tzagournis has been devoted to The Ohio State University for the bulk of his life. He began his undergraduate career at the institution in 1952, receiving his B.S. in Biological Sciences in 1956. He continued his education at OSU, receiving both his master’s and medical degrees, and serving his residency, chief residency, and fellowship at the university hospital. He left the institution only once: to complete a year-long medical internship at Philadelphia General Hospital.
After finishing his education, Dr. Tzagournis immediately began to give back to his alma mater. In 1966, he accepted an instructor position in the university’s Department of Medicine, initiating a career within the institution that has included such positions as:
His current titles include vice president emeritus for health sciences, dean emeritus of the College of Medicine, and professor emeritus of internal medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.
As a medical student, Dr. Tzagournis specialized in endocrinology and his research interests include:
He has written for several journals, including the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Metabolism. As a researcher, he was named principle investigator for a National Institutes of Health medical research grant between the years of 1982 and 1996.
Dr. Tzagournis has received many awards and recognitions for his contributions to the medical community and the university as a whole, including:
Dr. Tzagournis has also been active in several professional affiliations, such as:
Though Dr. Tzagournis retired in 2002, he continues to see patients and remains active in Ohio State’s alumni affairs.
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