Meet William Pao


William joined Roche pRED in May 2014 as Global Head of Oncology.

William is one of the world's leading molecular oncologists, with world-class expertise in targeted cancer therapeutics, translational medicine, molecular diagnostics, and personalized healthcare strategies using cancer genomics.

William came to Roche pRED from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was Professor of Medicine, Director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology, and Director of Personalized Cancer Medicine. He also played leadership roles across a number of other departments, including Cancer Biology and Pathology/Microbiology/Immunology. He was previously a faculty member at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program. William earned his MD and PhD degrees from Yale University, where he investigated the role of gamma-delta T cells in mice.

William and his research team have contributed to over 170 publications in fields including cancer biology, cancer genomics and cancer treatment.