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George J. Dover

DoverGeorgeGEORGE J. DOVERĀ (pictured with 2 children), the Given Foundation Professor of Pediatrics, is pediatrician-in-chief of the Children’s Center and chairs the Department of Pediatrics. He also leads the Child Health Research Center at Hopkins. The author of over 70 journal articles and more than 25 book chapters, Dr. Dover conducts research in sickle cell disease and thalassemia and developed the first effective drug treatment for sickle cell. He received the MERIT Award for outstanding research from the National Institutes of Health. Among his other awards and honors are the Schaffer Award for outstanding teaching of Hopkins clinical house officers in 1989; the Stuart Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching, given in 1995 by Hopkins senior medical students; and the 1998 Leadership Award from the Maryland chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He trained at Hopkins and joined the faculty in 1977.