Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD (1966); Harvard University, MA (1962); Amherst College, BA (1961)
From: New York, NY
Varmus, a co-recipient of a Nobel Prize for studies of the genetic basis of cancer, was named by former president Bill Clinton to head the National Institutes of Health in 1993. He has served as president and chief executive of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer City in New York since January 2000. Much of his scientific work was conducted during 23 years as a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, president
National Institute of Health, director
University of California, San Francisco, Medical School, professor