Dr. William C. Hahn is a medical oncologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), and a Senior Associate Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He directs the Center for Cancer Genome Discovery at DFCI. He is known for his cancer biology expertise and for his leadership role in the Broad Institute RNAi activities, where he serves as co-PI of the RNAi Consortium (TRC), and has led the Center’s efforts in discovering essential kinase in cancer using RNAi.
Dr. Hahn received his MD and PhD from Harvard Medical School in 1994. He then completed clinical training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and medical oncology at DFCI. He conducted his postdoctoral studies with Dr. Robert Weinberg at the Whitehead Institute and joined the faculty of DFCI and Harvard Medical School in 2001. He became Board Certified in internal medicine in 1997, followed by medical oncology in 2000. Dr. Hahn completed his Fellowship at Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare and his Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Hahn has been the recipient of many honors and awards including a Harvard National Scholarship, a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Fund Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships, a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award, the 2000 Wilson S. Stone Award from MD Anderson Cancer Center for outstanding research in cancer, a Kimmel Scholar Award, and the Howard Temin Award from the National Cancer Institute. In 2005, Dr. Hahn was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation.