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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers among highly cited researchers according to 2019 Web of Science Group list

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is proud to announce that 24 of its researchers have been named as Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group, released today.

The following Dana-Farber faculty are on the list:

Kenneth C. Anderson, MD

Philippe Armand, MD, PhD

Toni K. Choueiri, MD

Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH

Anita Giobbie-Hurder, MS

Nathanael S. Gray, PhD

William C. Hahn, MD, PhD

Stephen Hodi, MD

Rafael A. Irizarry, PhD

Anthony Letai, MD, PhD

Heng Li, PhD

Shirley Liu, PhD

Donna Neuberg, ScD

Patrick A. Ott, MD, PhD

Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD

Paul G. Richardson, MD

Jerome Ritz, MD

Chris Sander, PhD

Geoffrey I. Shapiro, MD, PhD

Margaret A. Shipp, MD

Richard M. Stone, MD

Marc Vidal, PhD

Patrick Y. Wen, MD

Eric P. Winer, MD

The highly anticipated list identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.

The methodology that determines the who’s who of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from the Institute for Scientific Information at the Web of Science Group.

The data are taken from 21 broad research fields within Essential Science Indicators, a component of InCites. The fields are defined by sets of journals and exceptionally, in the case of multidisciplinary journals such as Nature and Science, by a paper-by-paper assignment to a field based on an analysis of the cited references in the papers. This percentile-based selection method removes the citation advantage of older papers relative to recently published ones, since papers are weighed against others in the same annual cohort. 

David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information said, “The Highly Cited Researchers list contributes to the identification of that small fraction of the researcher population that contributes disproportionately to extending the frontiers of knowledge. These researchers create gains for society, innovation and knowledge that make the world healthier, richer, more sustainable and more secure.”

The full 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found here, and the methodology can be found  here.

Posted on November 19, 2019

  • Eric P Winer
  • Patrick Y. Wen, MD
  • Marc Vidal, PhD
  • Richard M. Stone, MD
  • Margaret A. Shipp, MD
  • Geoffrey Shapiro, MD, PhD
  • Jerome Ritz, MD
  • Paul G. Richardson, MD
  • Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD
  • Patrick Ott, MD, PhD
  • Donna S. Neuberg, ScD
  • Xiaole Shirley Liu
  • Anthony G. Letai, MD, PhD
  • Rafael A Irizarry, PhD
  • F. Stephen Hodi, Jr., MD
  • William C. Hahn, MD, PhD
  • Nathanael Gray
  • Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH
  • Toni Choueiri, MD
  • Philippe Armand, MD, PhD
  • Kenneth C. Anderson, MD

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