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Nancy Berliner

Former YSM faculty

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Nancy Berliner


Department: Internal Medicine

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1979; 1986-2008

Nancy Berliner, MD is being recognized for her excellence in basic and clinical research. Currently she is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and senior attending physician at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr.Berliner was in the Hematology Section, Dept.Medicine at YSM where she rose to the rank of Professor of Medicine and Genetics.She was a consummate clinician and teacher while doing basic research centering on the genetic defects in neutrophils that cause myelodysplasia and leukemia.

She is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the American Clinical and Climatological Society, and the Interurban Clinical Club, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American College of Physicians. She was President of the American Society of Hematology in 2009 and was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2011.

Dr.Berliner is the embodiment of a “triple threat” –great researcher; clinician and teacher. In addition to her outstanding reputation in academic medicine, she has always an outspoken advocate for women’s issues and gender equity.