Francis William Smith, MD, FRCR, FRCS, FRCP, FFSEM (UK) (1943-2022)

Gordon D Waiter, Fiona J Gilbert, Alison Murray, Beverly MacLennan

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Frank died suddenly on May 27 in Aberdeen. Frank was Clinical Director at Medserena Upright MRI UK, Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of Aberdeen, and professor of Health & Sport Science at the Robert Gordon University. Frank was the inaugural President of the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ISMRM) and in 1990 received their gold medal. Between 1984 and 1991, he was Editor in Chief of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In 1999, he was the recipient of the Barclay medal and in 2009 was the Sir Godfrey Hounsfield Memorial lecturer for the British Institute of Radiology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-325
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number1
Early online date13 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023

Bibliographical note

The authors thank the University of Aberdeen 525 Alumni Project ( for sharing their entry on Frank from which many of the details of this tribute are drawn.


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