In Memoriam-H. Martin Northrup
H. Martin Northup, M.D., is being remembered as a fair, dependable and dedicated radiologist who inspired residents, fellows and faculty alike.
Northup, a longtime professor of radiology at the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, passed away recently after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 72.
An Arkansas native, Northup arrived on campus in 1973 to complete a two-year radiology residency at University Hospital, which is now UF Health Jacksonville. Following his residency, he became an associate radiologist and soon medical director of the hospital’s radiologic technology training program.
Frederick Vines, M.D., a former radiology chair, appointed Northup as associate chair of the department in 1984. Vines said Northup handled the bulk of the department’s clinical duties, such as setting the faculty work schedule. In fact, Northup was still making the schedule upon leaving due to illness — just a week before he died.
Northup, a member and past president of the Northeast Florida Radiological Society and the Florida Radiological Society, also belonged to the Radiological Society of North America. Northup held a number of clinical and academic positions during his 43 years at UF Health, including several stints as associate chair of the department of radiology. He was also the hospital’s chief of staff for seven years.
In 2015, he won the Luis Russo Award for Outstanding Medical Professional, which is given annually to a single UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville faculty member, and the Compliance Advocate of the Year award. The H. Martin Northup Conference Room is also named in his honor.
Barry McCook, M.D., chair of the department of radiology, says these accolades and honors exemplify the type of radiologist and teacher Northup was.
“His vast experience was a wealth of knowledge I could tap to help me in my decision-making,” McCook said.
Northup is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lynn Meree, four children and five grandchildren. Memoriam donations can be made to the H. Martin Northup, M.D. Radiology Fund, which supports enhancements to the radiology residency program at UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville.