Dana-Farber's George Canellos honored with lifetime achievement award


George CanellosCastle Connolly Medical Ltd. will recognize George Canellos, MD, an internationally renowned hematology/oncology expert at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor will be presented at the sixth annual Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. National Physician of the Year Awards in New York March 28.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Canellos, who is also the William Rosenberg Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, for his work in the treatment of advanced Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

"I am grateful for this honor, but I believe no person is an island and all of what one achieves is a result of the environment in which they work," said Canellos. "My work is a result of inspiration I have received from my colleagues and junior staff."

Past recipients of the award have included Emil J. Freireich, MD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston; Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos, MD, Drexel University College of Medicine and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia; and Michael E. DeBakey, MD, DeBakey Heart Center of Baylor and the Methodist Hospital, Houston.

Canellos earned his medical degree from Columbia University. He completed an internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and was a clinical associate at the National Cancer Institute and a research fellow at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London. From 1975 to 1995, he served as chief of Dana-Farber's Division of Medical Oncology. He is currently a senior physician at Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is the former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and is a past president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

About the National Physician of the Year Awards

Each year, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. receives thousands of nominations from physicians and the medical leadership of major medical centers, specialty hospitals, teaching hospitals as well as regional and community medical centers across the United States as an integral part of our research, screening and selection process to identify America's Top Doctors®. The selected physicians, while located in all 50 states and involved in more than 70 medical specialties and subspecialties, all share one distinguishing professional attribute: an unwavering dedication to their patients and to medicine as a whole. Each and every one of these outstanding medical professionals is a symbol of the clinical excellence that characterizes American medicine. In honor of these outstanding physicians, as well as the many thousands of other excellent physicians practicing in communities throughout the United States, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. created the National Physician of the Year Awards.

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