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James F. Amatruda, MD, PhD

Nearburg Family Professor of Pediatric Oncology Research, Horchow Family Scholar in Pediatrics and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular Biology and Internal Medicine

UT Southwestern Medical Center

H.L. Mencken wrote "[The] ability to impart knowledge, what does it consist of, a deep belief in the interest and importance of the thing taught, a concern about it amounting to a sort of passion. A man who knows a subject thoroughly, a man so soaked in it that he eats it, sleeps it and dreams it — this man can always teach it with success, no matter how little he knows of technical pedagogy." As a teacher, I believe all students have the capacity within themselves to do great things, and my job is to inspire them with the confidence to take on the really big problems that our patients face.