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Victor J. Dzau is the Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University and President and CEO of the Duke University Medical Center. He was born in Shanghai and raised in Hong Kong. Dzau is the James B. Duke Professor of Medicine. Prior to his arrival at Duke, Dzau was the Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Physic at Harvard Medical School and Chairman of the Dept of Medicine Brigham and Women's Hospital. Before that, he was the Arthur Bloomfield Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University.
He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He was the previous Chairman of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Cardiovascular Disease Advisory Committee, and he served on the Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH. Dr. Dzau has been named 2004 Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association and was the recipient of the 2004 Max Delbruck Medal, Berlin, Germany and the 2005 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Dr. Dzau is also a director of Genzyme Corporation, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Medtronic, Inc. Dr. Dzau was elected to PepsiCo's Board in 2005.
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- Husten, Larry (19 February 2014). "Victor Dzau Leaving Duke To Head The Institute Of Medicine". Forbes. Retrieved 19 February 2014.