Philip Pizzo, M.D.

Dr. Pizzo has served as a member of GBT’s board of directors since September 2015. He is a leader in academic medicine, championing programs and policies to improve the future of science, education and healthcare in the United States and beyond. He currently serves as the David and Susan Heckerman Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford School of Medicine and is a founding director of the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute. He previously served as dean of the Stanford School of Medicine, where he was also the Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology. Before joining Stanford, he was the physician-in-chief of Children’s Hospital in Boston and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Prior to that, Dr. Pizzo was at the National Cancer Institute, eventually serving as chief of pediatrics and acting scientific director in the Division of Clinical Sciences. Dr. Pizzo is the author of more than 630 scientific articles and 16 books and monographs. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on several international boards. Dr. Pizzo received a B.A. from Fordham University and an M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine.