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Geisel School of Medicine Board of Overseers

Robert L. Thurer, MD (DC '67, MED '68)

Robert Thurer is chief academic officer for Harvard Medical School’s facility based in Dubai known as Dubai HealthCare City (DHCC). He has been an active member of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a successful cardiothoracic surgeon and clinical educator at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for 25 years. A graduate of Dartmouth College ('67) and DMS ('68), he received his MD from Harvard Medical School, and completed his general and thoracic surgical training at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Thurer is a recognized expert in the fields of surgery of the lung and thorax as well as blood use in surgery, and he has published extensively on many topics including blood conservation and lung cancer. He is a contributing editor for Cardiothoracic Digest and a reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and other leading publications.