Professor Drazen, M.D. is a senior physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Distinguished Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Professor of Physiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. Professor Drazen has been the editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine since July of 2000.
A specialist in pulmonology, Professor Drazen maintains an active research program and has published hundreds of articles on topics such as lung physiology and the mechanisms involved in asthma. His research has had a profound influence on the treatment of asthma. He currently serves on the Global Initiative for Asthma Science Committee, the World Health Organization’s Scientific Advisory Group on Clinical Trials Registration, and co-chaired the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation.
Professor Drazen has been a powerful supporter of the Woolcock. On previous visits to Australia, he has worked with our Board to talk to senior politicians at the State and Federal level – the result of which was infrastructure funding for us which has given us our world-class edge. At every visit, he is happy to talk about the way respiratory research from the Woolcock is featured at the New England Journal.
We welcome Professor Drazen as a member of our distinguished alumni and thank him for his ongoing contribution to respiratory research.