John T. Potts, Jr., M.D.


Dr. Potts presently serves as the Distinguished Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School, and on the MPM BioVentures Medical & Scientific Advisory Board. After medical training at the University of Pennsylvania, he did his internship and residency at the MGH from 1957 to 1959, and then went to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to work with Nobel Laureate Christian Anfinsen in protein chemistry. Dr. Potts remained at the NIH from 1959 to 1968, when he returned to the MGH as Chief of the Endocrine Unit. He served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief from 1981 to 1996, and as Director of Research from 1995 to 2004. Dr. Potts has authored or co-authored of over 500 scientific publications. Dr. Potts is the recipient of the Fred Conrad Koch Award of the Endocrine Society and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He holds active and honorary memberships in numerous scientific and professional organizations.