Founding Director, Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute; David and Susan Heckerman Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology and Former Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine; Former Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine
Philip Pizzo is founding director of the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute and is the David and Susan Heckerman professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, of which he is a former dean. Previously, he was physician-in-chief at Children's Hospital in Boston and chair of the department of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Earlier, he was head of the National Cancer Institute's infectious disease section, chief of its pediatric department and acting scientific director of its clinical sciences division. He has written 615 scientific articles and 16 books, including "Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology," now in its seventh edition. Honors include the American Pediatric Society's John Howland Award for lifetime achievement. Pizzo is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and serves on the boards of the University of Rochester, Koc University in Turkey and the Ludwig Institute. He holds an M.D. from the University of Rochester.