Ego Seeman

Ego Seeman

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

Ego Seeman has worked in the field of bone biology for 38 years studying the epidemiology, pathogenesis and treatment of bone fragility. He emphasized the role of growth as a forerunner of bone frailty in old age, emphasized the role of cortical and trabecular microstructural deterioration as a cause of bone fragility, and signaled that fractures in both sexes is a public health problem. He has contributed to studies of many drugs used today. He has over 380 publications. He is past President of the ANZBMS, Editor of Progress in Osteoporosis, and Associate Editor of Osteoporosis International and Board Member of the International Osteoporosis Foundation. His work has been recognized by awards including the Bartter Award from the American Society of Bone Mineral Research 2002, Austin Hospital Medical Research Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award 2008, International Osteoporosis Foundation Medal of Achievement 2009, the Haddad Award from the International Bone Mineral Society 2013, Inaugural Career Achievement Award, Aust. New Zealand Bone Mineral Society 2014, and Member Order of Australia 2016