Director, Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Poznansky is a medical innovator whose work bridges academic discovery and clinical care. His research interests focus on the interface between scientific discovery and medical product development, discovering novel immune processes and exploring their relevance to the development of vaccines and immunotherapies for cancer, infectious diseases and immune mediated diseases. Dr. Poznansky’s family left Poland shortly before World War II. His interest in supporting Ukraine and specifically Ukraine’s doctors is both deeply personal and professional. He has been instrumental in coordinating the Heal Ukraine Group to support efforts of established NGOs to provide medical supplies and expertise directly to Ukraine; support the transfer of patients with complex medical and surgical issues from Ukraine to hospitals in Europe and the USA; increase public awareness about the changing face of unmet medical needs in Ukraine; fundraising for HUG and NGO activities.