Lawrence F. Brass, MD PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Lawrence (Skip) Brass, MD PhD is a graduate of Harvard College and the MD/PhD program at Case Western Reserve University. After a residency in internal medicine, he became a fellow in Hematology-Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania where he served as Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine from 2004 to 2007, and is currently Professor of Medicine and Professor of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics. He has led the NHLBI-funded Hematology Research Training Program since 1994 and became Associate Dean for Combined Degree and Physician Scholars Programs and Director of Penn’s MSTP in 1998. He has been active at the national level in the development of training programs for physician-scientists, has served as President of the National Association of MD-PhD Programs, Chair of the AAMC GREAT section on MD-PhD training and was a member of the NIH Physician-Scientist Workforce advisory group in 2013-2014. He is also a practicing hematologist whose research and clinical interests are in hemostasis and thrombosis. He has been continuously funded by the NIH HLBI since the mid-1980’s, has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, was an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association and has received the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching from the University of Pennsylvania (2001), the Distinguished Career Award from the International Society of Hemostasis and Thrombosis (2013), the inaugural Bert Shapiro Award for Leadership, Dedication and Service to the Physician-Scientist Community from the National Association of MD/PhD Programs (2015), the Distinguished Educator Award from the Association of Clinical and Translational Science (2018), and numerous teaching awards from students at the Perelman School of Medicine.