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Roger Olaf Egeberg, American physician. Special research ecology of coccidioides Immitis. Decorated Bronze Star, Legion of Merit; St. Olaf's medal Norway).


Egeberg, Roger Olaf was born on November 13, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Hans Olaf and Ulrikka Rostrup (Nielsen) Egeberg.


Bachelor, Cornell University, 1925. Doctor of Medicine, Northwestern University, 1929.


Intern Wesley Hospital, Chicago, 1928-1929. Resident Passavant Memorial Hospital, 1929-1930, University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1930-1932. Practice medicine, specializing in internal medicine Cleveland, 1932-1942.

Chief medical service Veterans Administration Hospital, Los Angeles, 1946-1956. Medical director Los Angeles County Hospital, 1956-1959, Los Angeles County Department Charities, 1958-1964. Member staff Los Angeles County General Hospital, Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Downey, California, Olive View (California) Hospital.

Clinical professor medicine University California at Los Angeles, 1948-1964, College Medical Evangelists, 1956-1964. Professor medicine University Southern California, 1956-1969, dean School Medicine, 1964-1969, now professor emeritus School Medicine, 1964-1969, adjunct professor Center for Gerontology. Assistant secretary for health and science affairs Department of Health, 1969-1971, special assistant to secretary for health policy, 1971-1977, special assistant for health education, 1976-1977, special consultant to president for health affairs, 1971-1977.

Chief medical officer Department of Health (Medicare Bureau), 1977-1978. Director office medical and science affairs Professional and Science Affairs, Health Care Financing Administration, 1977-8378. Scholar in residence Institute Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, from 1983.

Distinguished professor departments medicine, community and family medicine Georgetown University School Medicine, from 1985. Member California Board Public Health, 1961-1967, president, 1964-1967. Chairman Governor California Committee Study Medical Care and Health in California, 1959-1960, President's Panel Narcotics Addiction, 1962, President's Advisory Commission Narcotic and Drug Abuse, 1963, National Advisory Cancer Council, 1964-1967.

Member special medical advisory group to VA, 1965-1969. Chairman California regional planning programs, 1967-1969. Co-chairman United States-Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Joint Committee for Health Cooperation, 1972-1975.


  • Special research ecology of coccidioides Immitis.


Chairman medical advisory committee Los Angeles chapter Planned Parenthood-World Population Association, 1965-1969. Member board California division American Cancer Society, 1959-1969. Served to colonel, Medical Corps Army of the United States, 1942-1946.

Master American College of Physicians. Member American Medical Association, California, Los Angeles County medical associations, American Clinical and Climatological Association, California Society Internal Medicine, Western Association Physicians, Pacific Interurban Club, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Married Margaret McEchron Chahoon, September 5, 1929. Children: Dagny (Mistress William Hancock), Sarah (Mistress Robert Beauchamp), Roger Olaf, Karen (Mistress Richard Warmer).

Hans Olaf Egeberg

Ulrikka Rostrup (Nielsen) Egeberg

Margaret McEchron Chahoon

Roger Olaf Egeberg

Sarah Egeberg (Mistress Robert Beauchamp)

Karen Egeberg (Mistress Richard Warmer)

Dagny Egeberg (Mistress William Hancock)