Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 – 2015

J. Larry Jameson/University of Pennsylvania

Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D., became Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and Dean of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine on July 1, 2011. Together, the two entities make up Penn Medicine, a $5 billion enterprise dedicated to excellence in the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and patient care.

Founded in 1765 as the Colonies’ first medical school, the Perelman School of Medicine is now home to 2,000 full-time faculty members and more than 3,200 students, trainees, residents, and fellows. Before coming to Penn Medicine, Dr. Jameson was Dean of the Feinberg School of Medicine and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Northwestern University.

A prolific physician-scientist and writer, Dr. Jameson has been a pioneer in molecular medicine in the field of endocrinology. His research has focused on the genetic basis of hormonal disorders and he is the author of more than 300 scientific articles and chapters.

Dr. Jameson has received many distinguished awards, including most recently the American College of Physicians Award for Outstanding Science. His paternal great-great-great grandfather, William Jameson Sr, came to America from Ireland in 1750. He settled in Easley, SC and served in the Revolutionary War. The next four generations remained in this area of South Carolina until his father moved to Asheville, North Carolina, where Dr. Jameson was raised. He attended University, Medical School, and Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before pursuing clinical training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.