Vikas P. Sukhatme MD ScD is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Medicine and was dean of Emory School of Medicine from 2017 to 2023. He was previously the Victor J. Aresty Professor of Medicine at Harvard. Sukhatme has over 200 scientific publications in basic science and clinical research cited over 50,000 times. His longstanding interest in cancer currently centers on “outside-of-the-box” approaches for treating advanced cancer and preventing cancer recurrence using repurposed drugs. He is co-founder of a not-for-profit organization, GlobalCures, that aims to promote promising therapies for cancer not being pursued for lack of profitability. These ideas are being advanced at Emory through the Morningside Center for Innovative and Affordable Medicine, where Sukhatme serves as the director. He is a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers.