Professor Myron Pollycove
"Myron Pollycove, M.D. is Special Assistant to the Deputy EDO, Materials, Research, State Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Professor Emeritus Laboratory Medicine and Radiology, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). After receiving a B.S. Physics degree from the California Institute of Technology and service in the US Navy in WW II, Dr. Pollycove received his M.D. degree from UCSF in 1950. He then joined the US Army Medical Corps and participated in the Korean War investigating traumatic shock at the Biophysics Division of the Army Chemical Center for two years. After completing Harvard-Tufts Internal Medicine Residency, for 7 years he investigated iron kinetics and intermediary metabolism as Research Associate at the Donner Laboratory, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, UC Berkeley. During 1962-1991, while Director, Clinical Laboratories and Chairman, Department of Nuclear Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) he taught Nuclear Medicine and La!boratory Medicine at UCSF and SFGH, continuing his research in those areas. Dr. Pollycove is a member of national and international organizations representing Nuclear Medicine, Hematology, Clinical Pathology, and is Past President of the American College of Nuclear Physicians. Publications exceed 125.Since 1991 Dr. Myron Pollycove has been at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. providing expertise in the medical use and regulation of radioisotopes and research in the biological effects of exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation."