Jerome E. Groopman, M.D.
Dr. Groopman holds the Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and is Chief of Experimental Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He received his B.A. from Columbia College summa cum laude and his M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York where he was elected to AOA. He served his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, then his specialty fellowships in hematology and oncology at the University of California and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Groopman chaired the Advisory Committee to the FDA for Biological Response Modifiers. He serves on several scientific editorial boards and has published many research papers. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2000. Dr. Groopman's research has focused on blood development, cancer, and AIDS, and he has been a major participant in the development of many AIDS-related therapies. He is a staff writer for The New Yorker and has written for The New York Times and The Washington Post. He is author of "The Measure of Our Days" (1997), “Second Opinions” (2000), "The Anatomy of Hope" (2004), and the recently released, "How Doctors Think." "The Measure of Our Days," explores the spiritual lives of patients with serious illness and was the basis for the ABC Television series "Gideon's Crossing."