Professor of Clinical Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University
David W. Dempster, BSc (Hons), PhD, FRMS is Professor of Clinical Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University in New York and Past Director of the Regional Bone Center of Helen Hayes Hospital, New York State Department of Health, West Haverstraw, New York. He received a First Class Honors degree and a PhD from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and completed postdoctoral studies in Switzerland and France.
Dr. Dempster is a Past President of the International Society of Bone Morphometry and has served on the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society. Dr. Dempster’s iconic micrographs of osteoporotic bone have been widely reproduced in the scientific and popular press, including being displayed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
Dr. Dempster is an Associate Editor of Osteoporosis International, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of ClinicalDensitometry. His research studies have been continuously supported by the National Institutes of Health for the past 35 years. Dr. Dempster has published over 300 research papers on the pathophysiology and treatment of bone disease. He is the Editor in Chief of the Vth edition of the highly respected textbook Marcus and Feldman’sOsteoporosis (affectionately known as “Big Red”). In 2019, Dr. Dempster was elected as a Fellow of the ASBMR in recognition of his contributions to the field of bone metabolism.