Samuel C. Harvey Lecturer
John M. Daly MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon), FRCSG (Hon)
Dean Emeritus & Donahoo Professor of Surgery, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University School of Medicine
Cancer Education: A View from Both Sides of the Table
Dr. John M. Daly earned his bachelor’s degree in biology cum laude from La Salle University and graduated AOA from Temple University’s School of Medicine. He received his surgical training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the MD Anderson Cancer Center where he later joined the faculty. Upon leaving Houston, Dr. Daly joined the faculty at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 1980 to 1986. He then moved to Philadelphia and became the Jonathan E Rhoads Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1993, he was recruited to be the Stimson Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Weill-Cornell Medical College and Chief of Surgery at New York Hospital. Dr. Daly returned to his native Philadelphia as Dean of the School of Medicine at Temple University from 2002 to 2011. Upon stepping down as Dean, he returned to the practice of surgical oncology as the Donahoo Professor of Surgery and Dean Emeritus.
Dr. Daly is an internationally renowned surgeon whose clinical work and research are in the fields of surgical oncology, metabolism, and nutrition. He has been a leader of several medical associations, including the American College of Surgeons (Vice-President), the American Surgical Association (Vice President), the Society of Surgical Oncology (President), the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (President), the New York Surgical Society (President) and the American Cancer Society (President, Philadelphia Chapter). He has been listed multiple times among the “Best Doctors in New York and Philadelphia” and “318 Top Cancer Specialists for Women”. Dr. Daly has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and 100 book chapters and has served as editor for several books and on the editorial boards of dozens of medical publications. He has received honorary fellowships in the Royal Colleges of both Glascow and Ireland and has received numerous teaching awards for both students and residents. His greatest achievement, however, is his family.