Harvey I Pass, MD
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
Prof. Pass is the Stephen E. Banner Professor of Thoracic Oncology and Vice Chair for Research for the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the NYU Langone Medical Center and Professor, Department of Surgery. Before arriving in New York, Dr. Pass was Chief of Thoracic Oncology for the Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda (1986-1996) and then at Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit Michigan (1996-2005). Dr. Pass is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and Duke Medical School. Dr. Pass is an AOA member and has received the NIH Directors Award, the Wagner Medallion from the International Mesothelioma Interest Group, the Landon Research Award from the American Association for Cancer Research, the Pioneer Award from the Mesothelioma Foundation, as well as the International Association for Lung Cancer Merit Award. Dr. Pass has published over 510 peer-reviewed papers, and edited 14 books including four editions of Lung Cancer: Principles and Practice and 2 editions of IASLC Thoracic Oncology. He is editor of Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He has been continuously funded by the NCI, DOD, CDC and other agencies since 1998 for the study of lung cancer and mesothelioma. His present interests include the development of blood based biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of thoracic malignancies.