Dr. Victor Dzau is President of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. His six-year term began on July 1, 2014.

Dr. Dzau was the Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chairman of Medicine at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women's Hospital, as well as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. He then served as the Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University and President and CEO of the Duke University Medical Center. Dzau is the James B. Duke Professor of Medicine. He was then elected President of the Institute of Medicine.

Dr. Dzau is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He was the previous Chairman of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Cardiovascular Disease Advisory Committee, and he served on the Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH. Dr. Dzau has made a significant impact on medicine through his seminal research in cardiovascular medicine and genetics, his pioneering of the discipline of vascular medicine, and his leadership in health care innovation.

He was born in Shanghai and raised in Hong Kong. He received his M.D. from the medical school at McGill University.