Dr. Chiocca is Co-Director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Program for Interdisciplinary Neuroscience. Dr. Chiocca also serves as Chair of the BWH Department of Neurosurgery and is the Harvey Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School. Previously, Dr. Chiocca was Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Ohio State University Medical Center. He has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications, including Nature Medicine, Nature Biotechnology, Molecular Cell and PNAS. Dr. Chiocca’s research has focused on how viruses with specific gene mutations replicate selectively in tumors with a specific defect in a tumor suppressor pathway.
In 2015, Dr. Chiocca was elected President of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO). He is currently Treasurer of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery and is Chair of the Research Committee for the Society of Neurological Surgery. He also serves on the scientific advisory board of several foundations (Sontag, American Brain Tumor Association). He received The Grass Award in 2007, the Farber Award in 2008 and the Bittner Award in 2013. He was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (2005), is an AAAS fellow (2005) and was also elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) in 2014. He has served on multiple editorial boards and is the current Tumor Section Editor for Neurosurgery.