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David G. Nathan

David Nathan, MD

David Nathan, MD, who served as president of ASH in 1986, has made numerous contributions to academic medicine, including the development with Dr. Yuet Wai Kan and others of the first prenatal diagnostic test for thalassemia and sickle cell disease. Throughout his career, Dr. Nathan has been a pioneer in pediatric hematology. His numerous honors include the Henry M. Stratton Medal, which he received in 1995.

Dr. Nathan served as physician-in-chief at Children's Hospital Boston for 10 years before becoming president of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he is currently president emeritus. He is also the Robert A. Stranahan Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.