Alphonse R. Dochez, M.D.

Alphonse R. Dochez

 Brief Bio

Alphonse Raymond Dochez (1882–1964) was the eighteenth president of the American Association of Immunologists, serving from 1931 to 1932. He was a professor of medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) from 1921 to 1949 and chaired the Department of Bacteriology there from 1940 until his retirement in 1949.

Dochez received his M.D. at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1907 and completed postdoctoral studies in pathology under Eugene Opie (AAI ’23, president 1928–1929) at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research from 1908 to 1910. When the Rockefeller Institute Hospital opened in 1910, Dochez became an assistant resident and bacteriologist to the hospital. As a major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the First World War, Dochez traveled to military camps around the country to investigate outbreaks related to the influenza pandemic of 1918. He was briefly an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1919–1921) before joining the faculty at P&S in 1921. Upon his retirement from P&S in 1949, Dochez was named the John E. Borne Professor of Medical and Surgical Research Emeritus.

 AAI Service History

Joined: 1920
President: 1931–1932
Councillor: 1932–1936

The Journal of Immunology
Board of Editors: 1936–1942
Associate Editor: 1943–1949

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