Biography of Craig B. Thompson

Dr. Craig B. Thompson


Craig B. Thompson, M.D., is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Dr. Thompson received his Bachelor of Science from Dartmouth and M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by clinical training in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and in medical oncology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute.

Dr. Thompson has extensive research experience in cancer, immunology, and translational medicine. His current research focuses on the regulation of cellular metabolism during cell growth/differentiation and on the role that metabolic changes play in the origin and progression of cancer.

Dr. Thompson is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Medical Advisory Board of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is also a Fellow of the AACR Academy.  


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