Edward Benz, Jr., MD, became the president and chief executive officer of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in 2000 and also serves as chief executive officer of Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, director of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, and as a trustee of Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Care. Dr. Benz is presently the Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine, professor of Pediatrics, and professor of Genetics. He received a bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Princeton University, a medical degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Medical School, and a master's degree (privatum) from Yale University. Immediately prior to assuming the presidency of the Institute, Dr. Benz was chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Sir William Osler Professor of Medicine. Author of more than 300 articles, books, chapters, reviews, and abstracts, Dr. Benz is a past president of both the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, the Association of American Cancer Institutes, the American Clinical and Climatological Association and is currently an associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.