Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD
Director, Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program
Medical Director, The Marcus Foundation
Fred Sanfilippo M.D., Ph.D., is director of the Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program, professor of medicine and public health at Emory University, and medical director of The Marcus Foundation.
For over 30 years he has been an academic leader at Duke, Johns Hopkins, Ohio State (OSU) and Emory; serving as a department chair, program/center director, dean, medical center CEO, university senior/executive VP, health system board chair and academic health center CEO. During that time, he led organizational and cultural changes yielding improved academic, clinical, and financial performance at each institution. He led the creation of the U.S. Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Johns Hopkins Medical Labs, a personalized health plan (YP4H) at OSU, and novel departments and centers in areas ranging from Biomedical Informatics to Personalized Health and Integrative Medicine.
Sanfilippo received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.D.-Ph.D. in immunology from Duke, where he also did his residency training in pathology. He has mentored numerous graduate students and fellows, served on 13 editorial boards, published over 250 articles, and received three patents and over $30 million in research funding. As a physician-scientist leader, Dr. Sanfilippo has been an invited speaker at over 200 meetings, has been a consultant/advisor to over 80 university, government and corporate institutions, and has received awards from numerous organizations including the American Cancer Society, Arnold Gold Foundation, AAMC, and AAAS. He has served as board chair of five non-profits and president of seven academic and professional organizations, including the American Society of Investigative Pathology and the American Society of Transplantation.