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Scott Benjamin Lovitch, M.D.,Ph.D.

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Harvard University, Cambridge, MAB.A.06/1999Biochemical Sciences
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MOMD/Ph.D.05/2007Immunology
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MAResidency06/2009Pathology
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MAFellowship06/2010Hematopathology
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAPostdoc06/2014Immunology
1997 - 1999
John Harvard Scholarship
Detur Prize
Phi Beta Kappa
Dean's Summer Research Award
Distinguished Service Teaching Award
Center for Advanced Learning Award of Honor
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
2008 - 2009
Felix J. Brown, MD Pathologist-In-Training Award Nominee
2010 - 2014
Certificate of Excellence in Tutoring
2011 - 2014
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Postdoctoral Fellowship
Excellence in Tutoring Award
Stanley L. Robbins Memorial Research Award (as faculty mentor)
Stowell-Orbison Research Award (as faculty mentor)
Gill-Simonian Distinguished Mentor Award
American Society of Clinical Pathology "40 Under 40"
Donald O’Hara Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Years I & II)
2016 - 2017
Morgan-Zinsser Fellowship in Medical Education
Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising Nominee
Harvard College Certificate of Teaching Excellence
Harvard College Certificate of Distinction in Teaching

I am Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Pathologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. I received my MD/PhD from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine in 2007, where I worked in Emil Unanue’s laboratory studying confirmation-dependent T cell responses, then trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital as a resident in pathology and fellow in hematopathology, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Arlene Sharpe’s laboratory studying the role of coinhibitory pathways on effector and regulatory T cells, prior to joining the faculty in 2014. My research interests include the role of the PD-1 pathway and other coinhibitory pathways in hematologic malignancy, and the development of novel immunohistochemical and molecular diagnostic assays for diagnosis and personalized therapy of hematologic malignancy. My clinical practice activities include signout on the Hematopathology and Molecular Diagnostic Pathology services. I am also active in educational leadership and curriculum development at Harvard Medical School, where I am a member of the Academy Center for Teaching and Learning, co-direct the Foundations course for first-year medical students in the Pathways curriculum and the Pathology of Human Disease course (HBTM 200) for graduate students in the Leder Program in Human Biology and Translational Medicine, and serve as core faculty in the Homeostasis I course.

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