Larry Nathanson, MD, FACP

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Larry Nathanson, MD, FACP, Professor Emeritus at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in internal medicine, oncology and higher education.

Matriculating at Harvard College, Dr. Nathanson received a Bachelor of Arts in 1950. Deciding thereafter to attend medical school, he earned a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Chicago in 1955 and went on to complete his medical training, culminating with his final role as the chief resident at the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1963. He subsequently undertook a fellowship in medical oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for the following three years before serving as an instructor in medicine at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nathanson excelled at Harvard until 1968, whereupon he maintained involvement with the Tufts University School of Medicine as a professor between 1968 and 1979. Following this period, he joined the Stony Brook University School of Medicine in 1980, where he earned distinction as a professor of medicine until attaining emeritus status in 1996.

A diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Medical Oncology, Dr. Nathanson continued to work past his retirement on the board of directors for the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research and as a member of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science with Amgen Inc. Over the course of his illustrious career, he has conducted research in the chemoprevention of melanoma, combination chemotherapy and immunotherapy of cancer and clinical trial design. Impressively, Dr. Nathanson’s research has been included in 150 peer-reviewed journal papers, and he has published 40 review papers and more than 130 abstracts. Well regarded for his prolific presence in the field, he sat on the editorial boards for Seminars in Oncology, the Journal of Clinical Oncology and the Journal of Cancer Education.

Dr. Nathanson is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and, as a testament of his success, received numerous Distinguished Service Awards for Cancer Research from the Veterans Affairs Review Board from 1974 to 1978 and a Distinguished Service Award from Winthrop University Hospital in 1993. Furthermore, he earned a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Cambridge School of Weston in 2006 and a Historical Preservation Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission in 2011.

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