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NIBIB’s Krosnick Mourned

Dr. Krosnick
Dr. Steven H. Krosnick

 Dr. Steven H. Krosnick, director of the NIBIB program in image-guided interventions and head of the NIBIB Portfolio Evaluation Office, died on Apr. 1 following a battle with cancer. During a 20-year career as an NIH medical officer, Krosnick’s prior positions included program director in NCI’s Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis and scientific review administrator in the Center for Scientific Review.

Krosnick spent his childhood in Bucks County, Pa., and graduated in 1979 from Pennsbury High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1987. He continued training in the Tufts University system for diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology, with board certification in both. 

During Krosnick’s 8-year leadership of the NIBIB program in image-guided interventions, he cultivated a portfolio of projects encompassing cutting-edge technologies for imaging and robotics to enable less-invasive and more accurate surgeries. These have included techniques to perform minimally invasive intracranial surgery, real-time intra-operative MRI guidance during brain tumor surgery, illumination of nerves during surgery and image-based guidance for spine surgery. 

Expressing the loss felt by colleagues at the institute, NIBIB director Dr. Bruce Tromberg said, “Steve was a widely admired and generous colleague who cared deeply about his coworkers and the NIH community.” 

Krosnick is survived by his wife Lisa, daughters Rebecca and Sarah, mother Selma and sister Phyllis Lavine.  

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