M.D., President, Gladstone Institutes

R. Sanders (Sandy) Williams, MD, is a physician-scientist and biomedical executive. He serves currently as President of the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Gladstone scientists seek deep knowledge of human biology leading to cures for unsolved diseases of the brain, the heart, and the immune system. He previously served as: Dean of the School of Medicine at Duke University; founding Dean of the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in  Singapore; and Chief of Cardiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He was educated at Princeton University and Duke School of Medicine, and pursued advanced training in science and medicine at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital (internal medicine), Duke (cardiology and biochemistry), Oxford University (biochemistry), and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (molecular biology). He is active at the interface between academia and life science industries, serving currently as a Director of Amgen and of the Laboratory Corporation of America. Dr. Williams is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine.


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