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Philip Pizzo, M.D.
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Philip Pizzo, M.D., is a leader in academic medicine, championing programs and policies to improve the future of science, education and healthcare in the United States and beyond. He currently serves as the David and Susan Heckerman Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford School of Medicine and is a founding director of the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute.  He previously served as Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine from 2001 to 2012, where he was also the Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology.  Before joining Stanford, he was the physician-in-chief of Children's Hospital in Boston and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School from 1996-2001.  Prior to that, Dr. Pizzo was at the National Cancer Institute, eventually serving as chief of pediatrics and acting scientific director in the Division of Clinical Sciences.  

Dr. Pizzo is the author of more than 630 scientific articles and 16 books and monographs, has received numerous awards and honors, is a member of the Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Medicine, and serves on several international boards.     

Dr. Pizzo received his B.A. from Fordham University and M.D. from the University of Rochester, School of Medicine.