Anne Osborn Poelman

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Anne Osborn Poelman Mormon scientist

Anne G. Osborn Poelman (July 8, 1943) is an MD and Distinguished Professor of Radiology at the University of Utah. She is a renowned neuroradiologist who is recognized internationally for helping establish the field of neuroradiology, which deals with the head, neck, spine, and the central and peripheral nervous system.

Osborn is the author of numerous medical books and journal articles, including Diagnostic Neuroradiology, the all-time bestselling book on neuroradiology (1993). She published the much-anticipated Osborn’s Brain: Imaging, Pathology, and Anatomy in 2012. She is the co-creator of the first comprehensive point-of-care electronic imaging reference system, STATdx.

She earned her BA in psychology from Stanford University and her MD from Stanford University School of Medicine. She had a fellowship in psychology at Harvard University and a fellowship in neuroradiology at the University of Utah. Her residency was at Stanford University Medical Center in diagnostic radiology. She joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while attending Stanford Medical School.

From 1989 to 1990 she worked at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

In 2000, she was the inaugural recipient of the Radiological Society of North America's Outstanding Educator Award, and in 2006, she received the RSNA’s highest honor, the Gold Medal. In 1988–1989, she was the first female president of the American Society of Neuroradiology.

In 1982, she married Ronald E. Poelman, of the First Quorum of the Seventy, after the death of his first wife. He died in 2011.

In addition to her scientific books, she wrote an autobiography titled The Simeon Solution: One Woman’s Spiritual Odyssey, a book about how to apply LDS theology to life. She followed that volume with The Amulek Alternative: Exercising Agency in a World of Choice.

Osborne was interviewed for the 2007 PBS documentary "The Mormons."[1] She has served on the general board of the Sunday School of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.