David G. Nathan, MD

David G. Nathan, MD

David G. Nathan, MD

David Nathan is President Emeritus of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which provides patient care in addition to conducting research. He was president of DFCI from 1995 to 2000. Dr. Nathan chaired the Department of Pediatrics and served as physician-in-chief of Children’s Hospital in Boston from 1985 to 1995. He was chief of hematology and oncology at CHB and DFCI after serving as chief of hematology at CHB between 1967 and 1984. Dr. Nathan was senior resident in medicine at the then Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and clinical associate at the National Cancer Institute from 1959 to 1966. His textbook, titled Hematology of Infancy and Childhood, is the leading text in the field. He is the author of two popular books: Genes, Blood and Courage and The Cancer Treatment Revolution: How Smart Drugs and Other New Therapies Are Renewing Our Hope and Changing the Face of Medicine. Dr. Nathan is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the American Pediatric Society, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Medal of Science, the Stratton medal of the American Society of Hematology, the Walker Prize of the Boston Museum of Science, the John Howland Medal of the American Pediatric Society, and the George M. Kober Medal of the Association of American Physicians. He is one of only three physicians to receive both the Howland and Kober medals.

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