Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Dr. Edward "Ed" Coleman

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Dr. Edward "Ed" Coleman

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Otwell, Ind. Dr. Edward "Ed" Coleman, 69, died on Monday, June 25, 2012. Dr. Coleman was born in Otwell, Indiana to Ralph and Roxie Arnold Coleman on January 02, 1943.

He received his bachelor's degree from the Otwell, Ind. University of Evansville and a medical degree from Washington University. After completing an internship at the Washington University School of Medicine and residency at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, he returned to St. Louis in 1972 for a fellowship in Nuclear Medicine at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. He thereafter moved to the University of Utah where he served as the Director of Nuclear Medicine. In 1979, he was appointed Professor of Radiology at Duke University Medical Center and subsequently was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Department of Radiology. He recently completed his 33rd year of service at Duke.

Dr. Coleman was a world-renowned expert in the field of Nuclear Medicine. While completing his fellowship at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, he participated in the performance of the first human Positron Emission Tomography (PET) studies. PET technology became the focus of his medical career, as Dr. Coleman was a founder and first president of the Institute of Clinical PET (ICP) and a president of the Academy of Molecular Imaging (AMI). He brought PET and MRI technology to Duke University and worked to bring the technology to hospitals throughout the United States and the world.

Dr. Coleman was honored as one of the Best Doctors in the United States from 1991-2012 and was distinguished as one of America's Top Doctors for Cancer from 2001-2011. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from University of Evansville in 2000. In 2007, he was awarded the Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine. He received the Alumnus Achievement Award from Washington a University in 2008 and Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Evansville in 2012.

Growing up in Indiana, Dr. Coleman was known for his athletic ability, playing baseball, ping-pong and basketball. …

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