Office for the Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and Executive Dean
Howard J. Federoff, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Medicine, oversees a biomedical research organization with an estimated $274 million in external research funding in 2011. Dr. Federoff is responsible for advancing the educational and research missions of Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), and working effectively with the leadership of MedStar Health, its clinical partner.
GUMC consists of the School of Medicine (founded in 1851), the School of Nursing & Health Studies, the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), and Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC).
Dr. Federoff is committed to having GUMC focused on four key areas that will advance its strategic goals and define the mission of Georgetown medicine in the University’s current capital campaign, For Generations to Come. GUMC’s campaign priorities include the increase of financial aid for students, the preparation of physician-scientists and medical students to be in the vanguard in the emerging field of systems medicine, the advancement of scientific understanding and human health through biomedical research, and the improvement of access to quality health care for all patient populations both at home and around the world.
Dr. Federoff received his M.S., Ph.D., and M.D. degrees from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed his internship, residency, and clinical and research fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Federoff’s research interests include gene therapy and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and prion diseases. He holds a number of medical patents with a number of other patents pending. His research has received support from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Department of Defense, among other sources. Dr. Federoff has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and served as a reviewer for many of these journals.