Professor David Chui, MD, FRCPC, Retiring from Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center
It is with mixed emotions that I am writing to let you know that Professor David Chui, MD, FRCPC will be retiring from Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Chui is an internationally recognized figure in the fields of hematology and sickle cell disease, where he has made fundamental and transformative contributions.
Dr. Chui received his undergraduate training at the University of Maryland, his medical training at McGill University School of Medicine, and subsequently completed postgraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. He joined the faculty of McMaster University, where he performed seminal studies on hemoglobin ontogeny and embryonic hematopoietic stem cell migration. At McMaster University, he was the founding director of the Hemoglobinopathy Diagnostic Laboratory and identified novel hemoglobin mutations that enhanced basic understanding of hemoglobin expression and function.
Dr. Chui joined the faculty of Boston University School of Medicine in 2003, where he has not only led a successful research laboratory but has also served as Director of the Hemoglobin Diagnostic Reference Laboratory. His work has helped countless individuals living with sickle cell disease and thalassemia. He has published over 200 original manuscripts, including articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine, PNAS, Lancet, Nature Genetics, and other high-impact journals. He is the recipient of numerous awards, and was elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.
Dr. Chui is truly a giant in his field. We thank him for all he has done, and we wish him the very best in his retirement!