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Dr. Edward D. Viner

Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees

Edward D. Viner joined the KSTF Board of Trustees in 2008.  Formerly Chief of Medicine at Cooper University Hospital, a position he held from 1987 to 2001, Dr. Viner now holds the position of Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Cooper and Senior Advisor to the Dean at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU).  Dr. Viner specializes in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology and is currently a Professor of Medicine at CMSRU.

Dr. Viner graduated from Harvard College, Cum Laude, and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.  He completed his residency in internal medicine, followed by a two year fellowship in hematology/oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to assuming the position of Cooper’s Chief of Medicine, Dr. Viner spent twenty-two years in the practice of internal medicine and hematology/oncology at Pennsylvania Hospital where he was also head of the Section of Hematology/Oncology; Director of Fellowship Training in these disciplines; and Co-Director of the Oncology Research Laboratory.  Dr. Viner has received funding from the National Cancer Institute and has served on a number of editorial boards and national committees.  He has authored numerous medical publications and book chapters.

Dr. Viner has also been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Philadelphia Caring Award in 1984 and Laureateship from the American College of Physician sin 2003.  Subsequently he was elected to Mastership in the College.  In 2006, the Edward D. Viner Chair of Medicine was created at Cooper.  In 2009, he was named Honorary First Dean of the new Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.  He has regularly been on national lists of Best Doctors, and in June, 2012, Dr. Viner received the prestigious Strittmatter Award from the Philadelphia County Medical Society for his career-long contributions to medicine.

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Having taught young physicians-in-training for more than 50 years, I am acutely aware of the importance of a good foundation in math and science. The teachers whose training KSTF is supporting are truly inspiring and are bound to make great contributions to society.

Dr. Edward D. Viner
Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees