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Sir Murray Brennan, M.D.

Emeritus Chairman of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Sir Murray Brennan, M.D., is the emeritus chairman of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Department of Surgery and previously served as chairman since 1985.  Dr. Brennan has lectured and acted as a visiting professor throughout the world and has authored over 1000 scientific papers.  He has served as director of the American Board of Surgery, vice president of the American College of Surgeons, chairman of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, president of the Society of Surgical Oncology and president of the American Surgical Association, the oldest and most prestigious surgical association in the United States.  Dr. Brennan is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.  He was named Knight Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit and is the recipient of numerous honors and medals for his leadership of surgery and oncology worldwide.  

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