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Russel E. Kaufman, M.D.

Russel E. Kaufman, M.D.

  • President and CEO
  • Professor, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program
  • 215-898-3926, Phone
  • 215-573-2097, Fax

Russel E. Kaufman, M.D. is President and CEO of The Wistar Institute, an independent, non-profit biomedical research center in Philadelphia. In addition to his administrative leadership of Wistar, Dr. Kaufman maintains an active research program at the Institute, investigating the genetics of blood diseases and cancer.

Throughout his career, Dr. Kaufman has not only published original work on the hematopoietic system, but also maintained editorial positions for a variety of publications including the New England Journal of Medicine, Duke Cancer Reports, Blood Journal and Duke Med Magazine.

Dr. Kaufman has been a pace-setter for the growing life sciences industry in the greater Philadelphia region, serving on the board of directors for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; Select Greater Philadelphia’s CEO Council for Growth; the Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress; the Council for American Medical Innovation; the University City Science Center; BioAdvance – Biotechnology Greenhouse Corporation of Southeastern Pennsylvania; The University of the Sciences; on the advisory board for Osage Venture Partners; and on the scientific advisory board for Pappas Ventures. He is also a member of WHYY’s Health and Science Desk advisory committee.