Philip Pizzo is recognized by International Immunocompromised Host Society

Former Medical School Dean PHILIP PIZZO has been recognized with a lifetime achievement award from the International Immunocompromised Host Society (ICHS).

Phil Pizzo
Philip Pizzo

ICHS is the premier international, multidisciplinary forum for scientific and clinical interchange to improve understanding and management of the immunocompromised host.

Pizzo is the David and Susan Heckerman Professor in the School of Medicine and founding director of the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute. From April 2001 to Dec. 1, 2012, he served as dean of the School of Medicine, where he is a professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology.

Pizzo has devoted much of his career to the diagnosis, management, prevention and treatment of childhood cancers and the infectious complications that occur in children whose immune systems are compromised by cancer and AIDS. He served as president of ICHS from 1998 to 2001.

He has also been a leader in academic medicine, championing programs and policies to improve the future of science, education and health care in the United States and beyond.

Following his deanship, Pizzo founded the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute, which seeks to improve the life journey of accomplished individuals in midlife by helping them renew their purpose, build a new community and recalibrate wellness ­– physically, emotionally and spiritually. DCI also seeks to foster intergenerational engagement in an academic setting to help create a new paradigm for the university of the future.