June 2, 1954 - June 6, 2017
Douglas D. Robertson, M.D., Ph.D. of Decatur, Georgia passed away Tuesday June 6, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his son Douglas D. Robertson III, husband to Brittany Robertson, sister Janet Robertson Donlon, wife to Peter Donlon, and mother Helen Palmer Robertson. Douglas, both physician and scientist, had a respected career of excellence in innovative research, clinical care, and education. Trained in radiology (Johns Hopkins University) and orthopaedic surgery (Harvard University), he was board certified in radiology. He was a Professor of Radiology at Emory University School of Medicine and faculty member at Georgia Institute Technology, Biomedical Engineering. Prior to joining Emory and Georgia Tech, Dr. Robertson left University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to become Founding President of Foundation Radiology Group, a subspecialized radiology practice in Pittsburgh. He held faculty appointments at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Engineering and Carnegie Mellon University School of Engineering. Dr. Robertson directed the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics & Imaging Laboratory. The laboratory developed cutting-edge clinical orthopaedic imaging including functional examination of the musculoskeletal system, computational modeling and surgical device design and testing. Formerly Associate Director of the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Advanced Medical Imaging Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Robertson was recipient of numerous awards and an authority on the musculoskeletal system, joint mechanics and reconstruction, and imaging. He has mentored and trained numerous undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students in clinical radiology and orthopaedic research. Dr. Robertson has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and been Co-Editor of past issues of IEEE Computer and IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. He has appeared on local and national television shows and sits on several orthopaedic and imaging company advisory boards. Dr. Robertson’s record includes leading multidisciplinary teams of physicians, scientists, and engineers. The Whitaker Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and several private corporations fund his laboratory. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to celebrate a memorial on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00 am at Wake Memorial Park, 7002 Green Hope School Road, Cary, North Carolina 27519. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Douglas’ memory to the Colon Cancer Alliance by clicking here to make a donation.
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