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    William G. Kaelin Jr., MD

    William G. Kaelin Jr., MD
    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Office phone: 617-632-3975
    Appointment phone: 877-332-4294
    Fax: 617-632-4760
    Email: william_kaelin@dfci.harvard.edu
    Website: William Kaelin Laboratory

    Preferred contact method: email
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    Research Department

    Medical Oncology/Molecular and Cellular

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


    Dr. Kaelin received his MD from Duke University in 1982 and was a house officer and chief resident in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was a medical oncology clinical fellow at Dana-Farber and a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. David Livingston, where he began his studies of tumor suppressor proteins. He became an independent investigator at Dana-Farber in 1992, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in 2002.

    Recent Awards

    • Science of Oncology Award, ASCO, 2016
    • The Princess Takamatsu Award, AACR, 2016
    • AACR Academy, 2014
    • Steven C. Beering Award, 2014
    • Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences, 2014
    • Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award, ASCI, 2012
    • Scientific Grand Prix, Foundation Lefoulon-Delalande, 2012
    • Alfred Knudson Award in Cancer Genetics, NCI, 2011
    • Canada Gairdner International Award, 2010
    • Elected to National Academy of Sciences, 2010
    • AICR Colin Thomson Medal, 2008
    • Duke University School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award , 2007
    • Elected to Institute of Medicine, 2007
    • Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award, 2006
    • Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award, AACR, 2006
    • Elected to Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, 2003
    • Paul Marks Prize, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2001
    • James S. McDonnell Scholar Award, 1993
    • NIH National Research Service Award, 1990
    • NIH Physician-Scientist Award, 1990
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1983
    • Phi Beta Kappa, 1978
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