Head of US Research, Global Head of Virology, Vice President, Novartis Vaccines; Hospitalist, Coastal Medical Assoc.
Philip R. Dormitzer, M.D., Ph.D., is Head of US Research, Global Head of Virology, and Vice President at Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is a practicing physician, board certified in Internal Medicine. After studying anthropology at Harvard College and carrying out a field study of the Efe Pygmies in the Ituri Forest of Zaire, Dr. Dormitzer completed his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at Stanford University. His graduate research focused on rotavirus antigenic structure. Dr. Dormitzer completed house-staff training in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in the Harvard Combined Infectious Diseases Training Program. He conducted his fellowship research in the Laboratory of Molecular Medicine, led by Dr. Stephen Harrison. As an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dormitzer led a structural virology laboratory. The Dormitzer group and its collaborators determined the structures of the rotavirus neutralization antigens by NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, and near atomic resolution electron cryomicroscopy. At NV&D, as Senior Project Leader for Viral Vaccine Research, he had responsibility for global vaccine research projects on influenza, RSV, parvovirus B19, and other agents. In 2009, these projects included the research component of the Novartis response to the H1N1v influenza pandemic, supporting the development and licensure of three pandemic influenza vaccines in the most rapid vaccine response in history. As Head of the Viral Advanced Programs Global Team, he coordinated scientific and industrial functions to advance novel viral vaccine projects toward licensure, with a primary focus on an engineered RSV F subunit vaccine candidate, intended for maternal immunization. As Head of Research, US, he leads approximately 80 scientists, most based at the NV&D Cambridge Research Center, in their viral vaccine discovery mission.
Hospitalist PhysicianCoastal Medical Associates Weymouth, MA Admits internal medicine patients and provides in-patient medical coverage at South Shore Hospital.
Head of US Vaccines Research, Global Head of Virology, Vice PresidentNovartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Cambridge, MA Leads a team of approximately 80 scientists, most based at the NV&D Cambridge Research Center, in their viral vaccine discovery mission.
Head, Viral Advanced Programs Global TeamNovartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Cambridge, MA Leads a multifunctional team that leads viral vaccine projects through development to licensure. The team's portfolio of vaccine candidates includes respiratory syncytial virus vaccines, cytomegalovirus vaccines, and parvovirus B19 vaccines.
Senior Project Leader, Viral Vaccine ResearchNovartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Cambridge, MA Leads viral vaccine research projects from conception to pre-clinical proof of concept. Portfolio of candidate vaccines includes influenza vaccines, respiratory syncytial virus vaccines, and virus-like particle-based vaccines.
Assistant Professor of PediatricsHarvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston, MA Led a structural virology laboratory. With its collaborators, the team determined the structures of the rotavirus neutralization antigens and developed a recoating genetics system to study rotavirus cell entry and neutralization.
Hospitalist PhysicianRehabilitation Medical Associates Weymouth, MA Admitted internal medicine patients and provided in-patient medical coverage at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA, and at Healthcare South in Braintree, MA.
Instructor of PediatricsHarvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston, MA Led a structural virology laboratory studying rotavirus
Education & Medical Training
Harvard Combined Program in Infectious Diseases
Massachusetts General Hospital
Stanford University School of Medicine
Certifications & Licensure
MA State Medical License1996 - 2015
American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1997, Current
American Board of Internal MedicineInfectious Disease, 1999
Awards, Honors, & Recognition
Maxwell Finland Award for scientific excellence during an infectious disease fellowshipMassachusetts Infectious Disease Society, 2000
Joseph Garrison Parker Prize for breadth of interest in a pre-medical studentHarvard College, 1986
Jacob Wendell Scholar for academic promise based on the record of the freshman yearHarvard College, 1981
Virus Taxonomoy. Ninth Report of the International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses Chapter: Family Reoviridae Page 541 - 637 Attoui, H., P.P.C. Mertens, J. Becnel, S. Belaganahalli, M. Bergoin, C.P. Brussaard, J.D. Chappell, M. Ciarlet, M. del Vas, T.S. Dermody, P.R. Dormitzer, R. Duncan, Q.... Editors: King, A.M.Q., M.J. Adams, E.B. Carstens, and E.J. Lefkowitz.Elsevier Academic Press, London
Influenza Vaccines for the Future Chapter: Cell culture-derived influenza vaccines Page 293 - 312 Dormitzer, P.R. Editors: G. Del Giudice and R. Rappuoli.Birkhauser, Basel Edition 2nd,
The Oxford Textbook of Medicine Chapter: Virus infections causing dirrhoea and vomiting Dormitzer, P., and U. Desselberger Editors: Warrell, D., T. Cox, and J. Firth.Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K. Edition 5th,
Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases Chapter: Rotavirus Page 2105 - 2116 Dormitzer, P.R. Editors: G.L. Mandell, J.E. Bennett, and R. Dolin.Elsevier Churchill, Philadelphia, PA Edition 7th,
Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases Chapter: Rotavirus Page 1902 - 1913 Dormitzer, P.R. Editors: G.L. Mandell, J.E. Bennet, and R. Dolin.Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia, PA Edition 6th,
Viral Infections: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention Chapter: Rotavirus gastroenteritis: Basic facts and prospecdts for prevention and treatment Page 73 - 99 Dormitzer, P.R., and H.B. Greenberg Editors: R.K. Root and M.A. Sande.Churchill Linvingston Press, New York
The Antigenicity and Imunogenicity of Rotavirus Outer Capsid Proteins Expressed by Novel Recombinant Herpesvirus Vectors Dormitzer, P.R., Ph.D. Thesis, Program in Cancer Biology, Stanford University University Microfilms, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI
Synthetic Influenza Vaccine Seeds for Rapid Pandemic ResponseBiomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority 2010 - Present
Manipulating Immunodominance In Influenza HANational Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases 2011 - 2011
Rotavirus Vp4: Structure And FunctionNational Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases 2003 - 2006
Structural Basis For Rotavirus Entry Into CellsNational Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases 1998 - 2000
Editorial Board, Journal of Virology Member
Research Committee, Infectious Diseases Society of America Member 2012 - Present
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