John Iafrate, MD, PhD - 2021 World Medical Innovation Forum
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John Iafrate, MD, PhD

    • Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, MGH

    • Professor, Pathology, HMS

Dr. Iafrate is a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, former Director of the Center for Integrated Diagnostics (CID), a clinical laboratory for molecular diagnostics at Massachusetts General Hospital and is currently the Vice Chair of Academic Affairs at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Iafrate received his MD/PhD dual degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2000 and was trained in anatomic and molecular genetic pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Iafrate is a board-certified Pathologist and has been on staff at MGH since 2005. The CID provides rapid personalized genomic testing to help inform cancer treatment decisions for patients. His research is focused on lung and brain tumors, where he has been closely involved in the clinical development of crizotinib and companion diagnostics in ALK- and ROS1 positive lung cancers. His lab has developed several technologies for sequencing tumors, including SNaPshot and the next-generation sequencing-based Anchored Multiplex PCR, both techniques have been widely used in the molecular diagnostics community.