Former Dean and David and Susan Heckerman Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Philip Pizzo, M.D. served as Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine from April 2001 to December 2012, where he was also the Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. Pizzo has devoted much of his distinguished medical career to the diagnosis, management, prevention and treatment of childhood cancers and the infectious complications that occur in children whose immune systems are compromised by cancer and AIDS. Dr. Pizzo has also been a leader in academic medicine, championing programs and policies to improve the future of science, education and healthcare in the United States and beyond.
Dr. Pizzo received his MD degree with Honors and Distinction in Research from the University of Rochester in 1970, and then completed an internship and residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston, a teaching fellowship at Harvard Medical School, and a clinical and research fellowship in Pediatric Oncology at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Pizzo served as Head of the Institute’s Infectious Disease Section, Chief of the NCI’s Pediatric Department, and Acting Scientific Director for NCI’s Division of Clinical Sciences between 1973 and 1996. Before joining Stanford Dr. Pizzo was the Physician-In-Chief of Children’s Hospital in Boston and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School from 1996-2001, where he was also the Thomas Morgan Rotch Professor of Pediatrics.
Dr. Pizzo is the author of more than 500 scientific articles and 16 books and monographs, including Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology (with David Poplack), the Sixth Edition of which was published in 2011. He co-led a multidisciplinary committee for the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that resulted in the 2011 report Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research.
Dr. Pizzo has received numerous awards and honors, among them the Outstanding Service Medal in 1995, the Barbara Bohen Pfiefer Award for Scientific Excellence in 1991, the Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Award in 2008 and the Ronald McDonald Charities “Award of Excellence” in 2009. Dr. Pizzo is the 2012 recipient of the John Howland Award, the highest honor for life-time achievement bestowed by the American Pediatric Society. He has been elected to a number of prestigious organizations and societies, including the American Association of Clinical Oncology, the Infectious Disease Society of America and the International Immunocompromised Host Society. He has served as Chair of the Association of Academic Health Centers and Chair of the Council of Deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges. In 2009 he was elected to the Board of Trustees of the University of Rochester and Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Phone: (650) 725-2895
265 Campus Drive G1078
Stanford, California 94305