Eli L. Borkon, MACP
Eli L. Borkon, MACP, a pioneer in nuclear medicine and longtime educator, died Oct. 25, 2002. He was 94 years old.
Born in 1908 in Chicago, Dr. Borkon earned a PhD in physiology in 1936 and a medical degree in 1937 from the University of Chicago. After an internship at Mercy-Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa in 1938, he completed an internal medicine fellowship in at Washington University's Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.
Dr. Borkon served as an army physician in World War II. He returned to the United States in 1946 and opened a practice in Carbondale, Ill. In 1948, Dr. Borkon began a 12-year stint as an adjunct professor of physiology at Southern Illinois University. He joined the Carbondale Clinic in 1956.
After retiring from the Carbondale Clinic in 1970, Dr. Borkon helped create and develop the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He served as assistant dean and clinical professor there until retiring in 1976. In 1977, he created the department of nuclear medicine at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, serving as department head until 1983.
Dr. Borkon was Governor for the Illinois Downstate Chapter from 1980-1984. He became a College Master in 1990.
Internist Archives Quick Links
MKSAP 16® Holiday Special: Save 10%
Use MKSAP 16 to earn MOC points, prepare for ABIM exams and assess your clinical knowledge. For a limited time save 10% when you use priority code MKPROMO! Order now.
Maintenance of Certification:
What if I Still Don't Know Where to Start?
Because the rules are complex and may apply differently depending on when you last certified, ACP has developed a MOC Navigator. This FREE tool can help you understand the impact of MOC, review requirements, guide you in selecting ways to meet the requirements, show you how to enroll, and more. Start navigating now.