Back to List

John R. Heller

July 27, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame

John Roderick Heller was born in Fair Play, South Carolina. He was a graduate of Clemson College and Emory University Medical School. In 1943, Dr. Heller was appointed chief of the U.S. Public Health Service’s venereal disease division. In 1948, he was named Director of the National Cancer Institute. In 1960, he became President and CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Categories: 

Facebook comments

Related Posts

In 1862, Robert Smalls, an enslaved crew-member of the CSS Planter, steals the boat, sails it past the heavily armed defenses of Charleston Harbor in South Carolina and...

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Ronald McNair was the second African-American to go into space, and was part of the STS-51L crew that died when the Space...