Ralph H. Hruban is the Baxley Professor and Director of Pathology, and Professor of Oncology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his Doctor of Medicine from The Johns Hopkins University. He continued at Johns Hopkins for his residency training, spent one year as a fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and then returned to Johns Hopkins to join the Faculty in 1990. He established the National Familial Pancreas Tumor Registry January 1, 1994.

Dr. Hruban is currently the Director of The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center which has received recognition for discovering many of the fundamental genetic changes that drive pancreatic cancer. Dr. Hruban has written over 800 scientific papers, 150 book chapters and reviews, and 7 books. He is recognized by the Institute for Scientific Information as a Highly Cited Researcher and by Essential Science Indicators as the most highly cited pancreatic cancer scientist - designations given to the most highly influential scientists. Indeed, with a Google Scholar "H-index" of 200 he is the most highly cited pancreatic cancer researcher in the world. In addition to his research efforts, he helped create the Johns Hopkins Pancreatic Cancer website, and helped create a popular iPAD application to teach pancreas pathology.

Dr. Hruban has received a number of awards including the Arthur Purdy Stout Prize for significant career achievements in surgical pathology, the Young Investigator Award from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the PanCAN Medical Visionary Award, the Ranice W. Crosby Distinguished Achievement Award for scholarly contributions to the advancement of art as applied to the sciences, the Ruth Leff Siegel Award for Excellence in Pancreatic Cancer Research, the Team Science Award (three times) from the American Association for Cancer Research, the Ruth C. Brufsky Award of Excellence in Clinical Research for Pancreatic Cancer, the Frank Netter Award for Special Contributions to Medical Education, the Fred W. Stewart Award for advancing knowledge of human cancer, and the 2013 Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumni Award. He has also received five teaching awards from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Hruban was elected to the German National Academy of Sciences in 2013.

Dr. Hruban is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of The Joseph C. Monastra Foundation, The Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, and The Lorenzen Cancer Foundation, and served on the Pancreatic Cancer Network Scientific Advisory Board from 1999-2011.

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Ralph H. Hruban, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
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