is Paul C. Cabot Distinguished Professor of Medical Biophysics (Emeritus). He received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School and his PhD in Biophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He did postdoctoral work at Cambridge University and at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In the 1970s he organized nuclear medical units at Peter Bent Brigham (now Brigham and Women’s) Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Boston, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which were affiliated to become a teaching, clinical and research organization known as the Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine.
Dr. Adelstein served as the Executive Dean for Academic Programs at Harvard Medical School from 1978 to 1997. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and recipient of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s Hermann Blumgart, Paul Aebersole, and George de Hevesy Awards. His research has focused on the biophysical effects of highly ionizing radiation emitted by radionuclides. Dr. Adelstein was elected to NCRP in 1978, served on several report-writing committees, and was Vice President of NCRP from 1983 to 2002.