J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally-recognized physician-scientist specializing in molecular endocrinology, is renowned for his exceptional track record of leadership in academic medicine, his experience in fostering interdisciplinary research and collaboration, and his tremendous dedication to medical students and faculty. Penn Medicine and the University community are pleased to welcome him as Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and the 36th Dean of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine.
Dr. Jameson received his medical degree with honors and a doctoral degree in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina in 1981. He performed clinical training in internal medicine and endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
After completing his training, Dr. Jameson rose through the ranks at Harvard Medical School to become an associate professor of medicine and chief of the Thyroid Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. He began his tenure at Northwestern University Medical School in 1993 as chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine. In 2000, he was named Irving S. Cutter Professor of Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine. He became Dean of the Feinberg School of Medicine and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Northwestern University in 2007.
As a breakthrough investigator in his field, Dr. Jameson identified the genetic basis of more than a dozen different hormonal disorders. He has authored more than 300 scientific articles and chapters, and his work has been published in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Genetics, Science, and the Journal of Clinical Investigation. He is an editor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, the most widely-used medical text worldwide, and co-editor of Jameson and DeGroot’s Endocrinology, now in its 6th edition.
Among a number of professional distinctions and honors, Dr. Jameson was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. He served as president of the Endocrine Society and has been elected to both the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He is a member of the medical advisory board of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a director of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Jameson has received several distinguished awards, including the Van Meter Award from the American Thyroid Association, the Sheen Award from the American College of Surgeons, and the Oppenheimer and Koch Awards from the Endocrine Society.
Dr. Jameson and his wife, Michele, have three children: Ryan, Christina, and Jimmy.