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Harvard Medical School

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Part of Harvard University.

Location:
Cambridge, MA

Founding Date:
1782

Official Website:
http://hms.harvard.edu/hms/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tenley Albright
Figure Skating
18-Jul-1935   Olympic figure skater, Gold Medal in 1956
Christian Anfinsen
Chemist
26-Mar-1916 14-May-1995 Protein structure and folding
Jacob Bigelow
Botanist
27-Feb-1787 10-Jan-1879 American Medical Botany
J. Michael Bishop
Scientist
22-Feb-1936   Genetic causes of cancer
Walter Bradford Cannon
Scientist
19-Oct-1871 1-Oct-1945 Fight or flight response
Letitia G. Carlson
Relative
c. 1960   George Washington University Medical Center
Robert Coles
Psychiatrist
12-Oct-1929   Children of Crisis
Michael Crichton
Novelist
23-Oct-1942 4-Nov-2008 Jurassic Park
Jean Dausset
Scientist
19-Oct-1916 6-Jun-2009 Recognition of HLA antigens
Martin R. Delany
Activist
6-May-1812 24-Jan-1885 Black nationalist
Bill Frist
Politician
22-Feb-1952   US Senate Majority Leader, 2003-07
D. Carleton Gajdusek
Scientist
9-Sep-1923 12-Dec-2008 Kuru (slow virus infections)
John H. Gibbon, Jr.
Doctor
29-Sep-1903 5-Feb-1973 Open-heart surgery
Laurie H. Glimcher
Educator
c. 1950   Professor of Immunology at Harvard
Ernest Gruening
Politician
6-Feb-1887 26-Jun-1974 US Senator from Alaska, 1959-69
Margaret A. Hamburg
Government
1955   FDA Commissioner
Bernadine P. Healy
Doctor
4-Aug-1944 6-Aug-2011 President, American Red Cross, 1999-2001
David Ho
Doctor
3-Nov-1952   AIDS researcher
Charles B. Huggins
Scientist
22-Sep-1901 12-Jan-1997 Hormonal treatment of prostate and breast cancers
William James
Philosopher
11-Jan-1842 26-Aug-1910 The Principles of Psychology
Eric R. Kandel
Scientist
7-Nov-1929   Signal transduction in the nervous system
Jim Yong Kim
Administrator
8-Dec-1959   President of the World Bank
Charles Krauthammer
Columnist
13-Mar-1950   Washington Post columnist
Robert S. Langer
Chemist
29-Aug-1948   Institute Professor at MIT
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
Doctor
1954   Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Philip Leder
Biologist
19-Nov-1934   Harvard Geneticist
John Mack
Psychiatrist
4-Oct-1929 27-Sep-2004 A Prince of Our Disorder
Barbara J. McNeil
Educator
c. 1940   Harvard Professor of Health Care Policy
John Mendelsohn
Biologist
31-Aug-1936   Cancer researcher
Karl Menninger
Psychiatrist
22-Jul-1893 18-Jul-1990 The Human Mind
George R. Minot
Doctor
2-Dec-1885 25-Feb-1950 Liver therapy for pernicious anemia
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Doctor
1970   The Emperor of All Maladies
William P. Murphy
Scientist
6-Feb-1892 9-Oct-1987 Liver therapy for pernicious anemia
Joseph E. Murray
Doctor
1-Apr-1919 26-Nov-2012 Kidney transplants
Woodrow A. Myers, Jr.
Doctor
14-Feb-1954   EVP at Wellpoint, 2000-05
Gilbert S. Omenn
Business
30-Aug-1941   Professor, University of Michigan
David C. Page
Biologist
6-Jul-1956   Director, Whitehead Institute
Frederick C. Robbins
Scientist
25-Aug-1916 4-Aug-2003 Cultured the polio virus
George D. Snell
Scientist
19-Dec-1903 6-Jun-1996 Recognition of HLA antigens
Alfred Sommer
Doctor
1942   SPH Dean at Johns Hopkins, 1990-2005
Jill Stein
Doctor
14-May-1950   Green Party presidential candidate, 2012
Ralph M. Steinman
Biologist
14-Jan-1943 30-Sep-2011 Dendritic cells
Thomas P. Stossel
Doctor
c. 1941   Professor, Harvard Medical School
John M. Templeton, Jr.
Relative
19-Feb-1940   Conservative philanthropist
E. Donnall Thomas
Scientist
15-Mar-1920 20-Oct-2012 Bone marrow transplants
Lewis Thomas
Doctor
25-Nov-1913 3-Dec-1993 The Lives of a Cell
Edgar Wayburn
Activist
17-Sep-1906 5-Mar-2010 Conservationist, Sierra Club president
Thomas H. Weller
Scientist
15-Jun-1915 23-Aug-2008 Cultured the polio virus
David Wu
Politician
8-Apr-1955   Congressman from Oregon, 1999-2011

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Christian Anfinsen
Chemist
26-Mar-1916 14-May-1995 Protein structure and folding
Dennis A. Ausiello
Doctor
c. 1945   Massachusetts General Hospital
John C. Baldwin
Doctor
c. 1949   Health Sciences Center, Texas Tech
Baruj Benacerraf
Scientist
29-Oct-1920 2-Aug-2011 Gene control of HLA antigens
Jacob Bigelow
Botanist
27-Feb-1787 10-Jan-1879 American Medical Botany
Linda B. Buck
Biologist
29-Jan-1947   Odorant receptors and olfactory organization
Helen Caldicott
Activist
7-Aug-1938   Anti-nuclear crusader
Walter Bradford Cannon
Scientist
19-Oct-1871 1-Oct-1945 Fight or flight response
Carl Cori
Scientist
5-Dec-1896 20-Oct-1984 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
Victor J. Dzau
Doctor
1946   CEO of Duke University Health System
Stephen G. Emerson
Educator
c. 1952   President, Haverford College
Erik Erikson
Psychologist
15-Jun-1902 12-May-1994 Eight Stages of Development
John H. Gibbon, Jr.
Doctor
29-Sep-1903 5-Feb-1973 Open-heart surgery
Laurie H. Glimcher
Educator
c. 1950   Professor of Immunology at Harvard
Jim Yong Kim
Administrator
8-Dec-1959   President of the World Bank
Philip Leder
Biologist
19-Nov-1934   Harvard Geneticist
Fritz Lipmann
Scientist
12-Jun-1899 24-Jul-1986 Carbohydrate oxidation
John Mack
Psychiatrist
4-Oct-1929 27-Sep-2004 A Prince of Our Disorder
Roderick MacKinnon
Biologist
19-Feb-1956   Ion channels of cell membranes
Joseph B. Martin
Doctor
1938   Dean, Harvard Medical School, 1997-2007
Barbara J. McNeil
Educator
c. 1940   Harvard Professor of Health Care Policy
George R. Minot
Doctor
2-Dec-1885 25-Feb-1950 Liver therapy for pernicious anemia
William P. Murphy
Scientist
6-Feb-1892 9-Oct-1987 Liver therapy for pernicious anemia
Joseph E. Murray
Doctor
1-Apr-1919 26-Nov-2012 Kidney transplants
O'Dell M. Owens
Doctor
c. 1947   Coroner of Hamilton County, Ohio
Julius B. Richmond
Government
26-Sep-1916 27-Jul-2008 US Surgeon General, 1977-81
Frederick C. Robbins
Scientist
25-Aug-1916 4-Aug-2003 Cultured the polio virus
John W. Rowe
Business
20-Jun-1944   CEO of Aetna, 2000-06
Charles A. Sanders
Business
10-Feb-1932   CEO of Glaxo, 1989-95
Thomas P. Stossel
Doctor
c. 1941   Professor, Harvard Medical School
Louis Wade Sullivan
Government
3-Nov-1933   US Secretary of HHS, 1989-93
Jack W. Szostak
Scientist
9-Nov-1952   First artificial chromosome
Samuel O. Thier
Doctor
23-Jun-1937   CEO of Massachusetts General, 1996-2002
E. Donnall Thomas
Scientist
15-Mar-1920 20-Oct-2012 Bone marrow transplants
Thomas H. Weller
Scientist
15-Jun-1915 23-Aug-2008 Cultured the polio virus

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Paul A. Friedman
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Incyte
Cleve L. Killingsworth
Business
5-Jun-1952   Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Jim Yong Kim
Administrator
8-Dec-1959   President of the World Bank
Philip Leder
Biologist
19-Nov-1934   Harvard Geneticist
Joseph B. Martin
Doctor
1938   Dean, Harvard Medical School, 1997-2007
Barbara J. McNeil
Educator
c. 1940   Harvard Professor of Health Care Policy
Alvin F. Poussaint
Doctor
15-May-1934   Child-rearing expert
Paul E. Singer
Business
1944   Billionaire, vulture capitalist


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