David H. Sachs received his A.B. in Chemistry (Summa cum Laude) from Harvard College in 1963, a D.E.S. from the University of Paris in 1964, and his M.D. (Magna cum Laude) from Harvard Medical School in 1968. He is currently Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, NYC and the Russell Professor of Surgery, Emeritus, at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. His honors include the AST Distinguished Achievement Award (2005), the Martin Prize for Excellence in Clinical Research (2009), the Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology (2011) and the Medawar Prize (2014). Throughout his career, Dr. Sachs has worked at the interface between basic science and clinical applications in the field of transplantation. He has been an editor of several journals in his field, including Transplantation and Xenotransplantation, of which he was the Founding Editor. He has published over 700 research articles and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
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