MAY 13, 2023


Emeritus Professor Johan S. Masjhur (1942-2023) left us on Saturday May 13, 2023.

Prof. Johan S. Masjhur is an Emeritus Professor at the Unpad Faculty of Medicine. Born in Payakumbuh, West Sumatra, on 28 February 1942, he studied at the Medical Faculty of Padjadjaran University and graduated in 1968.

Then he graduated as Specialist in Internal Medicine in 1976 and received Master’s degree at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine University of Utrecht and served at the Department of Endocrinology Medical Faculty University of Utrecht, The Netherlands (1978-1979). He appointed as Diabetes Consultant in 1991 and received Doctor of Medicine in September 1993 from Padjadjaran University, Bandung and appointed as Professor of Nuclear Medicine in January 1995. He was chosen as the Father of Nuclear Medicine in Indonesia by the Indonesian Nuclear Medicine Association in 2012.

He also held important positions in scientific societies of both Indonesia and abroad, such as, Founder of the Indonesian Thyroid Association, Honorary Editor of Indonesian Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, Vice President and Emeritus Board Member of the Asia Oceania Thyroid Association (AOTA), Honorary Fellow of the Asia Oceania Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology, and Founder and Advisory Committee of the Cooperative Council Asian Regional Nuclear Medicine (ARCCNM).

He was a renowned physician and teacher in field of thyroidology and nuclear medicine and his scientific legacy lives with us.

As members of AOTA, we convey our deepest condolences to the grieving family.

May he rest in peace in heaven.

Asia & Oceania Thyroid Association