Thomas Peter Stossel, M.D.
|Title||Professor of Medicine|
|Institution||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
Translational Medicine Karp 6
1 Blackfan Circle
Boston MA 02115
||Louis M Sherwood Award|
Stossel was educated at Princeton University and Harvard Medical School, trained in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and in hematology at Boston Children’s and Peter Bent Brigham Hospitals. He was head of Hematology and Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1976 until 1991, Co-Director of the Hematology Division at Brigham & Women’s Hospital through 2006, and is currently Director of the Division of Translational Medicine and Senior Physician in Hematology at that hospital and American Cancer Society Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
From 1976-1980 he was a consultant to the US Department of State, investigating effects of microwaves on US Embassy personnel in Moscow, former USSR. Stossel’s basic research concerns fundamental mechanisms of cell motility. This research led to discoveries that may reduce critical care complications of major injury and impact platelet transfusion therapy. His policy interests concern physician and researcher interactions with private industry.
He was President of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Editor in Chief of its Journal of Clinical Investigation, served as President of the American Society of Hematology and received its Dameshek and Thomas Awards. He has been elected to Membership in The National Academy of Sciences, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine. He currently is Editor in Chief of Current Opinion in Hematology, a member of the Lasker Awards Jury, the Board of Directors of Velico Medical Corporation and founding scientist of BioAegis Therapeutics. He has been awarded honorary MD degrees from the Universities of Linköping (Sweden) and Geneva (Switzerland). Stossel has assisted his wife, Kerry Maguire DDS MSPH, in doing dental prevention and treatment in an urban orphanage and a remote rural village in Zambia, and they have established a 5013c foundation, Options for Children in Zambia. Stossel also has an Honorary Physician Position at University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia, where he is working with Zambian physicians to create a sickle cell disease center.
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