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Who Is Siddhartha Mukherjee?

New Delhi-born American physician, scientist and author of the Pulitzer Prize winning The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (Simon and Schuster 2010), Siddhartha Mukherjee attended St. Columba's School in Delhi and later, as a biology major at Stanford University, conducted cancer research in Nobel Laureate Paul Berg's laboratory. In 1993, Rhodes Scholar Mukherjee obtained his PhD in Immunology at Oxford University. Upon graduating, he earned an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, then received an oncology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he completed a postgraduate residency in internal medicine.

Dr. Siddhartha MukherjeeAfter Simon and Schuster published Emperor of All Maladies in 2010, Time magazine nominated Mukherjee to its "100 most influential people" list and selected his book for its list of the 100 best non-fiction books since 1923. With a Pulitzer Prize to his credit, Mukherjee was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and toasted by Time as the author of one of the 100 most influential books of the last hundred years. Currently, Siddhartha Mukherjee is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University and staff physician at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. He has been the Plummer Visiting Professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, the Joseph Garland lecturer at the Massachusetts Medical Society, and an honorary visiting professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Trained as a hematologist and oncologist, Mukherjee is renowned for his research on the formation of blood and the interactions between the micro-environment (or "niche") and cancer cells, an in particular on blood-forming stem cells (hematopoietic stem cells or HSCs). His research has been acknowledged through many government and private foundation grants, including a 2009 NIH "Challenge Grant," awarded to pioneering researchers. Mukherjee's lab is based at Columbia University's Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. Mukherjee has a broad bibliography of scientific publications to his name, including The New England Journal of MedicineNature, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, and The New Republic.

Siddhartha Mukherjee currently resides in New York.

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Last Updated: 07/30/2017

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