Speaker Profile

M.D., Simcox-Clifford-Higby Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Komaroff is Senior Physician, Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH). He served as Director of the Division of General Medicine at BWH (1982-97); Co-Director, Program in Clinical Effectiveness, a training program in non-laboratory investigation; and Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Health Publications Division of Harvard Medical School, responsible for all Harvard Medical School’s consumer health publishing (1997-2015). He is the Founding Editor of NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine, a publication of the New England Journal of Medicine, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American College of Physicians. For 35 years, he has cared for and studied patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). He has served as an advisor on this and related illnesses to the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Surgeon General, and Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences.

Session Abstract

Session Synopsis: With an estimated 2.5 million patients in the United States alone, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a mysterious disease baffling medical agencies and inquisitive people all over the world. Join us to explore why precision medicine is fundamental in solving ME/CFS and clarifying its etiology.