Levi Garraway, MD, PhD

Levi Garraway, MD, PhDChief Medical Officer and Head of Global Development, Roche

Levi Garraway is the chief medical officer and head of global development at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

Levi received his A.B., doctor of medicine and doctor of philosophy from Harvard Medical School. Thereafter, he did an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also served as medical chief resident in 2003. Levi completed his fellowship training in medical oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He received board certification in internal medicine and medical oncology.

Prior to joining Roche in the fall of 2019, Levi served as senior vice president of global development and medical affairs at Eli Lilly and Company. He previously served as an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and an associate professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and an Institute Member of the Broad Institute. He was the inaugural director of the Joint Center for Cancer Precision Medicine, which spans the Dana-Farber, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and the Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard. Levi led a research group that studied cancer genomics, drug resistance and cancer precision medicine. His research informed several gene targets and “druggable” pathways relevant to the genesis and therapeutic vulnerabilities of melanoma, prostate cancer and other malignancies. His group developed a platform for systematic cancer mutation profiling that inspired multiple personalized cancer medicine efforts across the U.S. and beyond. Levi serves on the scientific advisory boards of major cancer centers, including Sloan Kettering and MD Anderson, and he is a member of several major National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) advisory committees.

Levi has received numerous awards, including the Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, the Jane Cooke Wright Award from the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), the New Innovator Award from the NIH and an Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute. In 2009, Levi was inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation and served as president of this society in 2015-16. In 2015 he was inducted into the Association for American Physicians.