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Researcher | Research Overview

Dr. Briscoe’s research focuses on transplantation immunlogy and mechanisms underlying in evolution of chronic allograft rejection. He has held several NIH R01 grants to support discovery-based research and he has advanced biomarker development as a critical transformative care initiative.

Researcher | Research Background

Dr. David Briscoe is a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the Casey Lee Ball Chair in Transplantation at Boston Children's Hospital. He trained in Pediatrics, Nephrology and transplantation immunology and directs a research program focused on the understanding of chronic allograft rejection with a goal to enhance long-term outcomes following solid organ transplantation.

Dr. Briscoe earned his medical degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and performed his initial residency training in General Medicine and Pediatrics in Dublin. He also completed Pediatric Residency training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Among several honors, Dr. Briscoe was awarded a Young Investigator Award and the Basic Science Investigator Award of the American Society of Transplantation. He was also elected to the national honors society, the American Society of Clinical Investigation. In 2008, Dr. Briscoe became the Principal Investigator of a T32 training program grant, which he has sustained and is currently funded through 2025.. In 2013, he was appointed Director of the Transplant Research Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, and in 2015, he became the first incumbent Casey Lee Ball Chair in Transplantation.

Dr. Briscoe has held leadership positions, both national and international, including being a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Transplantation, Councilor for the International Pediatric Transplant Association, the Executive Committee Chair for the American Transplant Congress, Program Chair in Immunology for the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology and Chair of the Public Policy Committee for the American Society of Transplantation. In these positions, Dr. Briscoe has been a strong advocate for pediatric transplant recipients, and he is most supportive of discovery-based research and translational studies in the field to impact long-term care. He is also a strong advocate for the education and training of physicians as scientists in biomedical research.

Dr. Briscoe serves on NIH study sections and is a regular reviewer on special grant review committees to provide transplant expertise. He has also served on the editorial board of several transplant journals and is currently the senior editor of Transplantation Direct.

Researcher | Publications