As a renowned oncologist and research scientist Dr. David Sidransky was named by TIME magazine in 2001 as one of the top physicians and scientists in America, recognized for his work with early detection of cancer. Since 1994, he serves as the Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Research Division at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Professor of Oncology, Otolaryngology, Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Urology, Genetics, and Pathology at John Hopkins University and Hospital. He is one of the most highly cited researchers in clinical and medical journals in the world, in the field of oncology during the past decade, with over 450 peer-reviewed publications. He has pioneered the detection of various molecular alterations in human cancer and bodily fluids and has developed markers for the detection and management of many human tumors. He is a founder of a number of biotechnology companies and holds numerous biotechnology patents and serves, and has served, as chairman, vice chairman, member of boards of directors and member of scientific advisory boards of a many distinguished companies. He also received numerous awards and honors, under which the 2004 Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the American Association of Cancer Research and the Toby Comet Award Bar Ilan University in 2007.