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    William G. Kaelin Jr., MD

    William G. Kaelin Jr., MD
    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Chair, Executive Committee for Research

    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

    • Elected to Association of American Physicians, 2012
    • Scientific Grand Prix, Foundation Lefoulon-Delalande, Institut de France (co-recipient), 2012
    • Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award, ASCI (co-recipient), 2012
    • Alfred Knudson Award in Cancer Genetics, 2011
    • Canada Gairdner Award, 2010
    • Elected to National Academy of Sciences, 2010
    • AICR Colin Thomson Medal, 2008
    • Elected to Institute of Medicine, 2007
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