Donald S. Coffey, Ph.D. is a Professor of Urology, Oncology, Pathology and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A prominent Urological scientist, Dr. Coffey was appointed as The Catherine Iola and J. Smith Michael Distinguished Professor of Urology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Coffey is also a Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Service Professor of Urology.
Dr. Coffey is also a member of the Principal Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He served as Director of the Research Laboratories in the Department of Urology for thirty years from 1974-2004. Dr. Coffey received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1964. He is Past-President of the American Association for Cancer Research and also The Society for Basic Urologic Research.
For 19 years Dr. Coffey served as a member of the National Prostatic Cancer Program of the National Cancer Institute and served as National chairperson from 1984-1988. He has received the Robert Edwards Award from The Tenovus Institute, both the Fuller Award and Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Urological Association, the Society of International Urology-Yamanouchi Research Award, and a 2001 American Cancer Society Distinguished Service Award. He is an Honorary Member of the AOA.
Dr. Coffey is also the recipient of two Merit Awards from the National Institutes of Health. In 2006 he was appointed to the National Cancer Advisory Board. He has published more than 250 research publications.