Scott L. Pomeroy MD, PhD

Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston

Scott L. Pomeroy is the Bronson Crothers Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital. He graduated from Miami University and was the first graduate of the M.D., Ph.D. program of the University of Cincinnati. He trained in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and in Child Neurology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University. In 1989, he won the Child Neurology Society Young Investigator Award for work done as a postdoctoral fellow with Dale Purves. The Pomeroy lab focuses on understanding the molecular and cellular basis of medulloblastomas and other embryonal brain tumors. Using integrative genomics, they found that medulloblastomas are quite heterogeneous, consisting of multiple molecular subgroups that each have unique gene expression and DNA copy number signatures reflecting the mechanisms that regulate tumor growth. The subgroups also have unique outcomes, which enables the use of molecular signatures to more accurately predict outcome. Molecular classification of medulloblastomas has been adopted by the WHO and is being used in clinical trial design throughout North America and Europe. Dr. Pomeroy has received numerous awards including the Sidney Carter Award, the Daniel Drake Medal, the Compassionate Caregiver Award of the Kenneth Schwartz Center, and in 2017 was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.