The Gallery of Success honors University alumni who have achieved success in their fields. The following inductees are from the College of Science and Technology..
Paul L. Kornblith is a medical advisor at Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, which provides investment and business growth services to life sciences enterprises, and western Pennsylvania regional director for the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association.
After graduating from Temple with a chemistry degree, Kornblith earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He interned at Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and served in the Army Medical Corps in Korea and at Valley Forge Army Hospital, followed by residency training in surgery and neurosurgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
In 1978, he was named chief of surgical neurology at the National Institutes of Health and directed a multidisciplinary research program in clinical and basic aspects of brain tumor biology. He is the author of over 140 peer-reviewed publications, numerous chapters and four books.
Kornblith was appointed the Jeffrey Bergstein Professor of Neurosurgery and chairman of the Department Neurosurgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in 1986. In 1992 he was named professor of neurosurgery and director of the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where his research focused on control of brain tumor invasiveness by growth factors and immunologically active cytokines.
During his distinguished career, Kornblith also served as acting clinical director of the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke and as an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School.
Kornblith founded Precision Therapeutics Inc., which provides personalized medical solutions to cancer patients, in 1995, staying on as president and CEO until 2001. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.