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    Edward J. Benz Jr., MD

    Edward J. Benz Jr., MD
    President and CEO Emeritus, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Richard and Susan Smith Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

    Office phone: 617-632-2015
    Fax: 617-632-2161
    Email: edward_benz@dfci.harvard.edu

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    Medical Oncology

    Research Department

    Medical Oncology/Hematologic Neoplasia

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


    Dr. Benz graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1973 and received his training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the National Institutes of Health. He is president and CEO emeritus of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, director emeritus and principal investigator of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, and a member of the Governing Board of Dana-Farber/Children's Cancer Center. He is also a clinical hematologist and an active NIH-funded investigator.

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    Board Certification
    Internal Medicine

    Yale University, Hematology

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine

    Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Recent Awards

    • President, American Association of Cancer Institutes, 2005
    • Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2004
    • Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2004
    • Member, Institute of Medicine, 2004
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