Rameen Beroukhim, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, and an associate member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. In addition to directing a genomics-focused lab, he sees patients in an adult neuro-oncology clinic.
Raised in Milwaukee, Wis., Rameen studied physics and philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained an MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge for work done at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Medical Biology on electron crystallographic studies of ion channels. He then completed his MD and internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco, before completing a medical oncology fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has traveled to over 50 countries; highlights include avoiding leeches in Borneo (the same could not be said for his daughter) and getting attacked by penguins in Patagonia.