National Academy of Medicine elects three new members from medical school

The academy elected faculty members Glenn Chertow, Amato Giaccia and Robert Harrington to its membership.

Glenn Chertow

Three members of the School of Medicine faculty have been elected members of the National Academy of Medicine, formerly known as the Institute of Medicine.

Glenn Chertow, MD, MPH; Amato Giaccia, PhD; and Robert Harrington, MD, are now among the academy’s 1,826 members and 137 international members.

Chertow is the Norman S. Coplon/Satellite Healthcare Professor in Medicine and chief of the Division of Nephrology. In addition to maintaining an active clinical practice, his research interests include clinical epidemiology, health-services research, decision sciences and clinical trials in acute and chronic kidney disease. He was elected to the Association of American Physicians in May. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts and mentored numerous junior faculty and trainees.

Amato Giaccia

Giaccia, the Jack, Lulu, and Sam Willson Professor, is the associate director for basic science in the Stanford Cancer Institute and associate director for research in the Department of Radiation Oncology. He also directs the Division of Radiation and Cancer Biology and the Cancer Biology Interdisciplinary Graduate Program. He is a recipient of the American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Research Award, the Michael Fry Award from the Radiation Research Society and a 2013 gold medal from the American Society for Radiation Oncology. 

Harrington joined Stanford as the chair of the Department of Medicine in 2012 after serving as the director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is the Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor in Medicine and a member of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. Harrington’s research focuses on cardiovascular disease, including mechanisms, treatments and clinical trial methodologies. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews, book chapters and editorials.

Robert Harrington

Established in 1970, the National Academy of Medicine is recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues. The academy has almost 2,000 active members selected on the basis of their professional accomplishments and volunteer services. 


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