Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D., became Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and Dean of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine in 2011. Together, the two entities make up Penn Medicine, an $8 billion enterprise dedicated to excellence in the related missions of medical education, biomedical research and patient care. Founded in 1765 as the Colonies’ first medical school, the Perelman School of Medicine is now home to more than 2,600 full-time faculty members and 3,700 students, trainees, residents and fellows. The school receives $800 million in sponsored program research.
Before coming to Penn Medicine, Dr. Jameson was Dean of the Feinberg School of Medicine and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Northwestern University. He joined Northwestern University Medical School in 1993 as chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine.
Dr. Jameson received his medical degree with honors and a doctoral degree in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina in 1981. He completed clinical training in internal medicine and endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Before leaving for Northwestern University, he rose through the ranks at Harvard Medical School to become an associate professor of medicine and chief of the Thyroid Unit at Massachusetts General.
A prolific physician-scientist and writer, Dr. Jameson has been a pioneer in molecular medicine in the field of endocrinology. His research has focused on the genetic basis of hormonal disorders and he is the author of more than 350 scientific articles and chapters. His work has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and he is Editor-inChief of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, the most widely used medical text worldwide.
Among his many professional distinctions and honors, Dr. Jameson was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and currently serves as a member of the Association of American Medical College’s Board of Directors.