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Neal Nathanson, M.D.

Robert W. Eisinger, Ph.D.

Neal Nathanson, M.D. 

Dr. Nathanson was named Director of OAR in June 1998. A world leader in viral pathogenesis, with a broad background in virology, epidemiology, and public health, he was a member of the NIH’s AIDS vaccine research committee before accepting the position.

Dr. Nathanson’s career includes academic and leadership roles at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, and the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. After leaving OAR, Dr. Nathanson returned to the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, where he served as Vice Provost for Research until 2003. Dr. Nathanson received his medical degree from Harvard University, clinical training in internal medicine at the University of Chicago, and postdoctoral training in virology at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Nathanson died on August 11, 2022 at the age of 94. Read the NIH OAR tribute to Dr. Nathanson and his legacy.


This page last reviewed on December 22, 2022