Chief of Staff Emeritus and Chairman of the Medical Staff Executive Committee at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since 1995, Dr. Stephen E. Sallan is a renowned pediatric oncologist and professor at Harvard Medical School. His clinical research focuses on the genetic heterogeneity and treatment of the most common childhood cancer malignancy, acute lymphoblastic lymphoma, to understand disease recurrence and drug resistance, develop new, more specific therapies, and conduct research in diminishing the toxicity of treatment. Current research has expanded investigations to adolescents and young adults with other leukemias and lymphomas.
Dr. Sallan has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the James Carreras Prize for International Pediatrician of the Year, and the Boston Red Sox Biomedical All-Star Award. He received his MD from Wayne State University and completed residencies at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Hospital for Sick Children in London and a fellowship in pediatric oncology at the Children’s Hospital Boston and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Dr Gilbert H. Mudge, MD
Dr. Gilbert H. Mudge Jr is Senior Advisor for Partners International Medical Services and thus oversees the clinical components of all international programs for Partners Healthcare. He is a global health expert, a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a world-renowned cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital. He has served in various leadership roles at BWH and Partners, and developed clinical sub-specialty programs, quality initiatives and educational programs throughout Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, Dr. Mudge’s clinical specialty lies in advanced heart disease, congestive heart failure and heart transplantation. He was asked to start the first heart transplant program in New England in 1983 and has followed hundreds of such patients to date. He graduated from Columbia University and completed training at Presbyterian Hospital in New York. Dr. Mudge has been named one of the Best Doctors in Boston by Boston Magazine for five years and has been honored with the Partners in Excellence Award five times.
Dr Lawrence Nathan Shulman, MD
Dr. Shulman, currently appointed at the University of Pennsylvania as Director Center for Global Cancer Medicine in the Abramson Cancer Center and Deputy Director for Clinical Services, was chief of staff at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute from 2012 to 2015, at which time he also accepted leadership roles as the Institute’s director of regional strategy development and director of the Center for Global Cancer Medicine. He has worked with Partners in Health to bring quality cancer care to Rwanda. He joined the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine in 2013. Since 2017 he was elected as Chair of the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Shulman is involved in clinical research and care for patients with breast cancer and lymphoma. He received his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School.