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Thomas P Stossel, MD was educated at Princeton University and Harvard Medical School, trained in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and in hematology at Boston Children’s and Peter Bent Brigham Hospitals. He was head of Hematology and Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1976 until 1991, Co-Director of the Hematology Division at Brigham & Women’s Hospital through 2006, and is currently Director of a new Division of Translational Medicine. From 1976-1980 he was a consultant to the US Department of State, investigating effects of microwaves on US Embassy personnel in Moscow, former USSR. Stossel’s basic research concerns fundamental mechanisms of cell motility. This research led to discoveries that may reduce critical care complications of major injury and impact platelet transfusion therapy. His policy interests concern physician and researcher interactions with private industry. He was President of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Editor in Chief of its Journal of Clinical Investigation. He served as President of the American Society of Hematology and received its Dameshek and Thomas Awards. He is a member of The National Academy of Sciences, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine. He currently is Editor in Chief of Current Opinion in Hematology, a member of the Lasker Awards Jury, the Board of Directors of Zymequest Corporation, founding scientist of Critical Biologics Corporation and a Trustee of the American Council on Science and Health. He has been awarded honorary MD degrees from the Universities of Linköping (Sweden) and Geneva (Switzerland). With his wife, Kerry Maguire DDS MSPH, Director of Professional Advocacy, Tom’s of Maine, Inc, Stossel has worked in orphanages in Nepal and Zambia (where they have established the Options for Children in Zambia Foundation) and trains service dogs. He has two children, both Editors at the Atlantic Monthly, one grandchild, three cats and two Kevlar sea kayaks.