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microbiologist , physician

Bernard Nathan Fields, American microbiologist, physician.


Fields, Bernard Nathan was born on March 24, 1938 in Brooklyn. Son of Julius and Martha Fields.


AB, Brandeis University, 1958. Doctor of Medicine, New York University, 1962. A.M. (honorary), Harvard University, 1976.


Intern Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, 1962-1963, resident in medicine, 1963-1964. Officer United States Public Health Service, National Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, 1965-1967. Fellow Albert Einstein College Medicine, New York City, 1967-1968, assistant professor medicine and cell biology, 1968-1971, associate professor, 1971-1975, chief infectious disease, 1971-1975.

Professor microbiology and molecular genetics Harvard Medical School, 1975-1984, chairman department microbiology and molecular genetics, 1982-1987, Adele H. Lehman professor microbiology and molecular genetics, 1984-1995. Chief infectious diseases Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1975-1980. Chief infectious disease division Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1980-1987.

Member and chairman experimental virology study section National Institutes of Health, 1977-1981. Member Multiple Sclerosis Advisory Commission on Fundamental Research, 1976. Member council National Institute Allergy and Infectious Disease, 1987-1991.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Society Microbiology, American Society Virology (president 1990-1991), American Society Clinical Investigation, Harvey Society, American Association Immunologists, Infectious Disease Society of America, Association American Physicians, National Academy of Sciences, Institute Medicine, American Academy Arts & Sciences.


Married Ruth Peedin, September 10, 1966. Children: John, Edward, Michael, Daniel, Joshua.

Julius Fields

Martha Fields

Ruth Peedin

John Fields

Edward Fields

Michael Fields

Daniel Fields

Joshua Fields