Boston Children’s hires a chief scientific officer

November 04, 2016


Boston Children’s Hospital named David A. Williams, MD, president of Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s, to be its first chief scientific officer, Boston Business Journal reports. Williams also serves as Boston Children’s chief of hematology and oncology and director of clinical and translational research.

Williams’ first role will be to build out the pediatric hospital’s precision medicine capabilities. He will also advocate for the hospital’s research community on key committees about the hospital’s research efforts. Research is a critical part of our hospital's mission,” said Boston Children’s President Sandra Fenwick.

"David's passion, and one goal in his new position, is to help drive innovation through translation of Boston Children's outstanding biomedical discovery research to benefit patients and, in turn, to use our unique patient populations to drive additional discoveries.”

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