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  October 29, 2001

Radiologist Returns to Health Center
as Head of Department

After almost a decade away, Bipin Jagjivan has returned to the Health Center as chairman of the Diagnostic Imaging and Therapeutics Department. He fills the position left vacant by the death last year of Dr. Gale R. Ramsby.

Dr. Jagjivan served on the Health Center faculty from 1988 to 1992, when he joined St. Francis Hospital as attending radiologist. At St. Francis, he supervised medical student and resident education. His interests are body and pediatric imaging, including MRI and CT scanning.

Jagjivan did his internship at the University of Leicester Teaching Hospitals and served as a registrar in radiology at the University of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in England.

From 1988 to 1989, he was an instructor and fellow in body imaging at the University of Connecticut Health Center, and from 1989 to 1992 he was assistant professor in the Radiology Department. He is certified by the Royal College of Radiologists in London. He is also board certified by the American Board of Radiology.

"I never thought I'd be sitting here," said Jagjivan from his new office, which previously belonged to Thomas Spackman, chair of the department from 1978 to 1991.

"Tom and I met by chance during a conference in England in 1987 and he invited me to spend a year at the Health Center," he said. "It was one of those chance meetings that turned out to have a huge impact on my life."

Kristina Goodnough

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