Professor Ego Seeman AM, has been made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS)


The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) has welcomed 27 new Fellows at a special ceremony in Brisbane on 12 October, 2023.

Professor Ego Seeman AM was named a Fellow of AAHMS at the event.   

Professor Ingrid Scheffer, Interim President of AAHMS said “Fellows are elected by their peers for their significant contributions to health and medical sciences – it is a selective process that recognises the best and brightest in Australia and highlights those who are truly making a difference in health”

“This year’s cohort of new Fellows represents the diversity and excellence in modern science, and I look forward to seeing what our new Fellows achieve next in their already exceptional careers.” She said.

Professor Seemans Bio

Professor and Endocrinologist at the Department of Medicine and Endocrinology, Austin Health, University of Melbourne

Ego Seeman has worked in the field of bone biology for 40 years studying the epidemiology, pathogenesis and treatment of bone fragility.  He emphasised the role of growth as a forerunner of bone frailty in old age, emphasised the role of cortical and trabecular microstructural deterioration as a cause of bone fragility, and signalled that fractures in both sexes is a public health problem. He has contributed to studies of many teratments used today and has published extensively with over 400 publications. He is in the top 10 most cited authors in the field of osteoporosis and bone biology.

Professor Seeman is past President of the Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society, Editor of Progress in Osteoporosis, Associate Editor of Osteoporosis International, a former International Osteoporosis Foundation Board Member. He has received numerous awards including The Bartter Award, American Society of Bone Mineral Research 2002; Distinguished Scientist Award, Austin Hospital Medical Research Foundation 2008; Medal of Achievement, International Osteoporosis Foundation 2009; The Haddad Award, International Bone Mineral Society 2013; Inaugural Career Achievement Award, Aust. New Zealand Bone Mineral Society 2014; and Member Order of Australia 2016.

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Ego Seeman