American otolarygologist, plastic surgeon, and business executive.
Chief Medical Officer at StartUp Health, a venture capital and health technology firm.
Krein is the husband of Ashley Biden, the daughter of President Joe Biden. Biden's other children also married Jews; Beau Biden married Hallie Olivere, and Hunter Biden married Melissa Cohen.
March 15, 2022 Government, Medicine/Pharmaceutical
Co-founder and chief executive of American biotechnology company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
In July 2020, Regeneron was awarded a $450 million dollar contract under Operation Warp Speed for its REGN-COV2, an artificial "antibody cocktail" which was undergoing clinical trials at the time. When President Trump was infected with COVID in October 2020, he was given REGN-COV2.
March 4, 2022 Medicine/Pharmaceutical
Chief Medical Officer for Moderna, an American pharmaceutical company.
Oversaw scientist's efforts to create the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Zaks told The Jerusalem Post that COVID-19 derailed his plans to visit his 80-year-old mother in Israel for Passover, which was partially responsible for his deep feeling of personal responsibility to create a vaccination for distribution as quickly and effectively as possible.
Chief scientific officer of Pfizer Inc., an American pharmaceutical company.
Led the team of scientists who worked to develop Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.
A lot of the great breakthroughs in America have come from people that immigrated. There has been a strong Jewish tradition around contributing to humanity and a strong tradition within medicine.
The chairman and CEO of Pfizer Inc., a highly successful American pharmaceutical company.
Bourla joined Pfizer in 1993 and held many executive roles prior to becoming CEO in 2019. He oversaw Pfizer's highly successful fiscal years amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and was awarded the 2022 Genesis Prize for his leadership in vaccine development, which he donated to Holocaust education.
March 2, 2022 Medicine/Pharmaceutical
American pediatrician and four-star admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps serving as the US Assistant Secretary for Health since March 2021.
As of 2022, Levine is one of the few openly transgender government officials in the US, and the first to hold an office requiring senate confirmation. In October 2021, she became the first openly transgender four-star in America's eight uniformed services.
March 2, 2022 Government, Medicine/Pharmaceutical
Austrian biologist, physician, and immunologist.
The first researcher to identify the A, B, and O blood groups, which greatly advanced medical science.
Based on Landsteiner’s findings, Reuben Ottenberg was able to perform the world’s first successful blood transfusion in 1907.
Landsteiner was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1930.
May 20, 2021 Medicine/Pharmaceutical
Former Principal Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Anne Schuchat received many awards for her contributions to medical science, including the APHA Maternal and Child Health Young Investigator Award.
The character Erin Mears in the film "Contagion" (2011) is based on Schuchat.
May 17, 2021 Medicine/Pharmaceutical
16th director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), serving from 2009 to 2017.
As a commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2002 to 2009, Frieden came to some prominence for banning smoking, as well as the serving of trans fat, in the city’s restaurants.
April 26, 2021 Medicine/Pharmaceutical
14th director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), serving from 1998 to 2002.
Koplan had worked for the CDC for more than twenty years prior to becoming its director. His work involved investigating HIV-contaminated blood, as well as the Bhopal disaster.
Current director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Rochelle Walensky and her peers say that the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine will be strongly affected by the speed at which it is distributed, the willingness of people to be vaccinated, and the continuing severity of the pandemic.
April 17, 2021 Medicine/Pharmaceutical
American geneticist who co-developed a test to detect hepatitis B, and later worked to develop a vaccine for it now commonly given to newborns.
Blumberg's colleague who developed the hepatatis test and vaccine with him, Irving Millman, was also Jewish.
December 16, 2020 Medicine/Pharmaceutical
American virologist who co-developed a test to detect hepatitis B, and later worked to develop a vaccine for it now commonly given to newborns.
Millman's colleague who developed the hepatatis test and vaccine with him, Baruch Blumberg, was also Jewish.
Department head at the American National Institute of Health who co-developed a vaccine for meningitis.
Schneerson's colleague who developed the vaccine with her, John B. Robbins, was also Jewish.
Senior investigator at the American National Institute of Health who co-developed a vaccine for meningitis.
Robbins' colleague who developed the vaccine with him, Rachel Schneerson, was also Jewish.
American medical researcher who developed the oral polio vaccine, which has played a key role in almost eradicating the disease.
Sabin refused to patent or profit from his polio vaccine in order to maximize its global distribution.
American virologist who developed one of the first succesful polio vaccines.
Salk refused to patent or profit from his polio vaccine in order to maximize its global distribution.
Inventor of the pronged vaccination needle.
His invention played an important role in the eradication of smallpox.
In 1992, Rubin was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.