Tribute to pioneering endocrinology and skeletal health researcher

  • 16 Jul 2018

We are saddened to share that Emeritus Professor Kaye Ibbertson passed away on July 12, 2018. A former member of the Board of the AMRF, Prof Ibbertson was the first specialist endocrinologist in Auckland and became the inaugural Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Auckland’s School of Medicine. The contributions he made throughout his career to osteoporosis research, thyroid disease, growth disorders in children, and endocrinology education have helped countless people worldwide.


Prof Kaye Ibbertson (second from left) with Sir Edmund Hillary (right) in the Himalaya mountain range of Nepal while setting up the Kunde Hospital, circa 1966


Read more about Prof Ibbertson and his seminal work with Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust in Kunde, Nepal, curing complications of iodine deficiency in the population, from the AMRF 2005 Annual Report. Click image

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