SCOTT E. KERN, MD, the inaugural Everett and Marjorie Kovler Professor of Pancreas Cancer Research, is professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also the co-director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Kern has over 20,000 citations of his work among scientific publications, the majority concerning his pioneering studies of pancreatic cancer. His publications and citations place him among the top one percent of scientists in productivity and acclaim.
Dr. Kern’s laboratory is currently developing drug screening systems to identify promising therapies for the common adult-onset cancers based on our understanding of BRCA2 and other disrupted DNA-repair features in cancer cells. His discoveries are now the basis of a number of U.S. patents and novel and ongoing therapeutic trials for pancreatic cancer at Johns Hopkins and other centers.
Scott Kern graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where he participated in an accelerated six-year program that combined undergraduate and medical studies. He did initial research training and his residency at Michigan and became board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, and completed his fellowship in pathology and molecular genetics of gastrointestinal cancer at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.