Nancy Andrews | Overview
Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Boston Children's Hospital
Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD, has been Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital since December 2021. Prior to this appointment, she served for 10 years as Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Duke University. Before moving to Duke she was on the faculty of Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where she was an attending physician in hematology/oncology, an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the George Richards Minot Professor of Pediatrics. Her research laboratory elucidated fundamental aspects of mammalian iron utilization, and discovered molecular causes of several human diseases characterized by abnormal handling of iron.
Dr. Andrews’ academic honors include election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Medicine. She is a past president of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. She was a member of the MIT Corporation from 2017 to 2022, serving on its Executive Committee for three years. She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and as a member of the governing council of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Andrews is a member of the Boards of Directors of Novartis (NYSE:NVS), Charles River Laboratories (NYSE:CRL), and Maze Therapeutics. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Dyne Therapeutics (NASDAQ:DYN).
Dr. Andrews received her BS and MS degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale (1980), her PhD in biology from MIT (1985), and her MD from Harvard Medical School (1987). She did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, and her fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Andrews and her scientist husband, Bernard Mathey-Prevot, have two adult children who are training in medicine in Boston.