Robert J. Mayer, MD
Faculty Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Mayer is Faculty Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Dana-Farber Cancer Insitute, Senior Physician at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Stephen B. Kay Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School where he is also Faculty Associate Dean for Admissions. He directed the Institute's Medical Oncology Fellowship Program for 36 years, overseeing the training of several hundred oncologists. Dr. Mayer's research interests focus on gastrointestinal cancer, a subject about which he has published extensively.
Dr. Mayer established the Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is the past Chair of Gastrointestinal Cancer Committee of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B, a cooperative group sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. He has served as an Associate Editor for the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Oncology, is a past President of the American Scoiety of Clinical Oncology, and is a former member of the Executive Committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Mayer is a graduate of Williams College and the Harvard Medical School.