Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, is Chief Clinical Research Officer and Institute Physician at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) Lung Cancer Program. He stepped down as the Director of the Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology, a position he held beginning in 1998 through 2013.
An ASCO member since 1985, Dr. Johnson has served in numerous volunteer and leadership roles, including the Board of Directors (2008-2011), Chair of the Audit, Cancer Education, and Cancer Communications Committees, and on the Journal of Clinical Oncology Editorial Board, among other positions. In 2008, he was award the Translational Research Professorship from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO.
Dr. Johnson has been active on committees and study sections within the National Cancer Institute, including recent service on the Special Emphasis Panel to review SPOREs, the Clinical Oncology Study Section, and on the Thoracic Malignancy Steering Committee, among others. He has served on a number of external advisory boards, including the External Advisory Committee for The Cancer Genome Atlas. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for The University of Texas MD Anderson Moon Shots Program, and is active in the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), as well as other professional organizations. He was awarded the IASLC Scientific Award in 2009. In 2010, he was one of the leaders of the team honored with the AACR Team Science Award. He was elected to the Association of American Physicians in 2015.
Dr. Johnson earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. He concluded his training as a Clinical Associate at the National Cancer Institute.