Dr. Alvin Mauer

Alvin Mauer

Dr. Alvin Mauer served as the second director and CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from 1973 until 1983. He came to St. Jude from Cincinnati Children’s Research Hospital. During his tenure as director, St. Jude doubled in size, adding a $10.5 million research building.  Mauer established the hospital’s Affiliate Program, which created St. Jude clinics in other cities, enabling some children to receive their treatments closer to home rather than traveling to Memphis.

Mauer served as president of the American Society of Hematology and was also elected president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes. Additionally, he was awarded the prestigious St. Boniface General Hospital Research Foundation Award, which was established to honor individuals who through their genius, talent and energy have made outstanding contributions to health care and/or humanity.