MD, PhD. University Professor at the University of Connecticut. Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Chief Executive Officer of The Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering
Dr. Laurencin earned a B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, and his M.D., Magna Cum Laude, from the Harvard Medical School, and received the Robinson Award for Surgery.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Surgical Association. He received the Nicolas Andry Award. He is also the recipient of the Kappa Delta Award. Dr. Laurencin served as Dean of the Medical School and Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Laurencin is active in mentoring and in social justice. The Society for Biomaterials established The Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D. Travel Fellowship in his honor, awarded to Black and Latino students pursuing research. Dr. Laurencin is an expert in public health, especially as it pertains to racial and ethnic health disparities. Dr. Laurencin completed the Program in African-American Studies at Princeton University.
Dr. Laurencin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Laurencin is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. He received the Walsh McDermott Medal from the National Academy of Medicine.