Key People

David Scadden, MD

Dr. David Scadden

Founder and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board

David Scadden is the Gerald and Darlene Jordan Professor of Medicine at Harvard University. He is Professor and Chair emeritus of the Harvard University Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology. He co-founded and co-directs the Harvard Stem Cell Institute with Prof. Douglas Melton. He is a hematologist/oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he founded and directs the Center for Regenerative Medicine, and previously led the Hematologic Malignancies Program of the MGH Cancer Center. He is a member or fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American College of Physicians. He co-founded the public companies, Fate Therapeutics and Magenta Therapeutics and is a Director of Agios Pharmaceuticals and Editas Medicines. His work emphasizes using multidisciplinary approaches to define novel therapies for blood diseases. He received the E. Donnall Thomas Award from the American Society of Hematology for his pioneering work on bone marrow. He has multiple honorary degrees.