David Dadey, MD, PhD

David was born in Ghana, but grew up traveling between various countries in Europe and Africa due to his parents’ careers in diplomacy. He completed his undergraduate studies at Morehouse College, where he double-majored in Biology and Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics. He continued his pursuits in science and healthcare in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. There, he earned his MD and PhD while working in the laboratory of Dr. Dennis Hallahan, studying the interaction between radiation and endoplasmic reticulum stress in glioblastoma cell models. Outside of his clinical and academic interests, he enjoys practicing piano, attending symphonic performances, writing science fiction, and traveling.


2017 – Present
Stanford University
 – Palo Alto, CA
Department of Neurosurgery
Resident Physician

2010 – 2017                                                                                
Washington University School of Medicine
– St. Louis, MO
M.D. Medical Scientist Training Program

2012 – 2015
Washington University in St. Louis
– St. Louis, MO
Ph.D. Molecular Cell Biology

2006 – 2010
Morehouse College
 – Atlanta, GA
B.S. summa cum laude
Biology and Chemistry

Research Interests:

Neuro-oncology, Radiosurgery, Immunotherapy, Drug Discovery

Program Completion:


Awards and Honors:

International Congress for Radiation Research Travel Award (2015)

American Physician Scientists Association Travel Award (2015)

Radiation Research Society Scholar-in-Training Award (2014)

Radiation Research Society Scholar-in-Training Award (2013)

WashU MSTP Distinguished Young Scholar Award (2010)

Top Ranking Senior Award in Biology and Chemistry – Morehouse College (2010)

C. M. and Y. E. Yang Award in Chemistry – Morehouse College (2010)

Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Induction (2009)

Full tuition, room and board scholarship – Morehouse College (2006-2010)



David Dadey