Lecture by Philip A. Pizzo, M.D., FCRH '66, Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine
How Science and Health Care Reform Change Medical Education and the Medical Profession
Thursday, 6 October 2011 | 6 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Lecture and Discussion
The University Club | 1 West 54th Street, New York, N.Y. | College Hall
The Reverend Joseph M. McShane, S.J., President of Fordham University, cordially invites you to a special evening with Philip A. Pizzo, M.D., FCRH '66, Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Philip A. Pizzo, M.D., has served as dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine since April 2001. In addition to serving as dean, Dr. Pizzo is the Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology. Before arriving at Stanford, he was physician-in-chief at Children's Hospital in Boston and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School from 1996 to 2001. Between 1973 and 1996, Dr. Pizzo served as head of the National Cancer Institute's infectious disease section, chief of the institute's pediatric branch and acting scientific director for its clinical sciences division.
Dr. Pizzo has devoted much of his career to the diagnosis, management, prevention and treatment of childhood cancers and the infectious complications that occur in children and adults whose immune systems are compromised by cancer and AIDS. He and his research team have developed new treatments for children with HIV infection, as well as numerous other innovations in cancer and infectious diseases more broadly. A member of a number of prestigious organizations and societies, he is the author of more than 500 scientific articles and 15 books and has received numerous awards and honors for his work.
He is chair of the council of deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association of Academic Health Centers, and a council member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2009, he was elected to the boards of trustees at the University of Rochester and Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey.
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