Ronald Tikofsky, TC Expert in Language Disorders, Dies at 85

August 20, 2015

Ronald S. Tikofsky, a longtime Adjunct Professor of Speech Pathology at Teachers College, passed away earlier this summer. Tikofsky was an expert in aphasia and acquired language disorders who received the Gold Medal of the American College of Nuclear Medicine for his pioneering brain imaging studies of speech and language.

Tikofsky was Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology at College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and served terms as both President of the American College of Nuclear Medicine and President of the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s Brain Imaging Council. He co-edited the book Functional Cerebral SPECT and PET Imaging, which detailed recent progress in the field of functional brain imaging, and authored hundreds of papers in peer-reviewed journals.

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