Notable Alumni

Who has come through the NYU MD/PhD Program? Where are they now? Throughout its long history and as one of the oldest and most distinguished programs in the nation, the NYU Medical Scientist Training Program has been fortunate to have been home to a great many illustrious clinician-scientists since 1964. Here is a selection of some of our notable MSTP alumni and other significant people associated with the Program. If you have updated information on these alumni, please contact us.

Directors of the NYU MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program

Founding Deans Lewis Thomas, M.D., and Saul J. Farber, M.D.
Rody P. Cox, M.D.: 1974-1979
Michael Shelanski, M.D., Ph.D.: 1979-1987
David D. Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D.: 1987-1998
James Salzer, M.D., Ph.D.: 1998-2004
Rodney E. Ulane, Ph.D.: 2004-2008
David B. Roth, M.D., Ph.D.: 2008-2011
Mark R. Philips, M.D.: since 2011

Notable Physician-Scientist Alumni of the NYU MD/PhD Program

Rajiv Ratan

Rajiv Ratan received his M.D. and Ph.D. (in Pharmacology) from the NYU MSTP in 1988. He completed his residency and fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Department of Neurology and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He was an Assistant Professor and later an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital before he became the Director of the Burke/Cornell Medical Research Institute in 2003. Dr. Ratan was appointed Burke Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Rehab Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 2004.

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