2010: Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD
President/CEO of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, became the president and chief executive officer of the Institute in 2000 and also serves as chief executive officer of Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, director of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, and as a trustee of Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Care. Dr. Benz is presently the Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine, professor of Pediatrics, professor of Pathology, and faculty dean for Oncology at Harvard Medical School.
He received a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Princeton University, a medical degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Medical School, and a master’s degree (privatum) from Yale University.
Immediately prior to assuming the presidency of the Institute, Dr. Benz was chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Sir William Osler Professor of Medicine.
Author of more than 200 articles, books, chapters, reviews, and abstracts, Dr. Benz is a past president of both the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and is currently an associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.