Field Leaders

Science, Medicine, & Research Leaders

Science, Medicine, & Research Leaders

Louis R. Caplan

Neurologist, physician, and former Chair of the American Heart Association and the Stroke Council

B.A. in history

Robert Fogel

Winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1993, with Douglass North)

B.A. in history

Mae Jemison

Former physician and astronaut

B.A. in African and Afro-American studies

Eric Kandel

Winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine

B.A. in history and literature

Harold Varmus

Former Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine (1989, with Michael Bishop)

B.A. in English literature

Atul Gawande

Surgeon, author, and public health researcher

B.A. in political science and M.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)