Dennis Ausiello, MD

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Dennis A. Ausiello, MD is the Jackson Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director, Emeritus of the MD/PhD Program at Harvard Medical School; he is also Chairman of Medicine, Emeritus and Director of the Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). This Center is a partnership among MGH, MIT, and Harvard University whose mission is to develop real-time assessment of human traits in wellness and disease. In partnership with industry, it is creating tools for robust measurements of both traditional and novel phenotypes which include the impact of genetics, environment and behavior.

Dr. Ausiello received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ausiello has made substantial contributions to the knowledge of epithelial biology in the areas of membrane protein trafficking, ion channel regulation and signal transduction. He has published numerous articles, book chapters, and textbooks and served as an editor of Cecil’s Textbook of Medicine.

A nationally recognized leader in academic medicine, Dr. Ausiello was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science in 1999 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. His writings have been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe and elsewhere on topics concerning medical education and biomedical research, including human genetics, clinical trials, the inquisitive physician, and the relationship between academic medicine and the private sector.

Understanding the need for partnerships between the academy and industry, Dr. Ausiello also serves in a variety of advisory roles beyond his academic affiliations, including his service on the Board of Directors of pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Inc., drug-delivery company, TARIS, and interference RNA company, Alnylam.

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