Jerome E. Groopman, MD

2009 The Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award Endowed by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

Dr. Groopman holds the Dina and Raphael Chair of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and is chief of experimental medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His research has focused on blood development, cancer, and AIDS. Currently, his basic laboratory research involves understanding how blood and vascular cells grow, communicate, and migrate. He is also studying how viruses cause immune deficiency and cancer, the role of endocannabinoids in hematopoiesis, and liver injury from hepatitis C virus. He serves on many scientific editorial boards and has published more than 150 scientific articles. In conjunction with his spouse, Dr. Pamela Hartzband, he is a bimonthly columnist for ACP Internist, the publication of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Groopman writes regularly about biology and medicine for lay audiences. His editorials on policy issues have appeared in The New Republic, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, and he is a staff writer in medicine and biology at The New Yorker. His first popular book, The Measure of Our Days, published in 1997, explored the spiritual lives of patients with serious illness and became the basis for the ABC television series “Gideon’s Crossing.” His next book, Second Opinions, was published in 2000, and his third book, The Anatomy of Hope, was released in 2004 and was a New York Times bestseller. His most recent book, How Doctors Think, published in 2007, explores how physicians arrive at diagnoses and treatments, and how they can go wrong.