John M. Kirkwood, MD
For a time, John M. Kirkwood, MD, thought he might become a professional musician.
“That’s how every day starts and every day ends,” he says, adding that he finds the routine invigorating.
A Groove that Used to be a Rut
Kirkwood entered Oberlin College’s Senior Scholar program before his junior year and left the school to study immunology with a pioneer in cancer immunotherapy who became one of his mentors, Lloyd J. Old, MD, at what was then the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute. Kirkwood never made it back to Ohio, and the idea of a career in music took a back seat to his growing interest in oncology.
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