2007 Astute Clinician Speaker: Barry S. Coller, M.D.
Dr. Coller has been the David Rockefeller Professor of Medicine: Head, Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology; Physician-in-Chief; and Vice President for Medical Affairs at The Rockefeller University since 2001. From 1993 to 2001, he was the Murray M. Rosenberg Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, as well as Chief of the Medical Service of the Mount Sinai Hospital, a component of The Mount Sinai-NYU Medical Center and Health System.
Dr. Collar received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude from Columbia College in 1966, and his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine in 1970. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and advanced training in hematology and clinical pathology at the National Institutes of Health. He joined the faculty at Stony Brook in 1976 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology. During his years at Stony Brook he was the Clinical Director and Head of the Hematology Division, a consulting physician at the Northport VA Medical Center, Clinical Chief of the University Hospital Hematology Laboratory, a Director of the LI High Technology Incubator, a Director of the Stony Brook Foundation, and Associate Director for Biomedical Research of the Biotechnology Center for Advanced Technology. In 1982 Dr. Coller became Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Stony Brook. He was awarded the title of Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Stony Brook in 1993.
Dr. Coller is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, and the National Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and a Master of the American College of Physicians. He served as President of the American Society of Hematology in 1997-1998, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Extramural Advisors of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and the Advisory Board for Clinical Research at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Coller is the recipient or co-recipient of thirteen U.S. patents.