Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Herman Suit was born on February 8, 1929 in Houston Texas and educated in the Houston public schools and the University of Houston obtaining a B. Sc in August 1948. He graduated from Baylor Medical School [AOA] in 1952, MD and M.Sc [biochemistry]. In 1970, Suit was brought to MGH as Chief of Radiation Oncology and a Professor at Harvard Medical School. After 30 years, Suit was exceedingly pleased to transfer the Chief’s position to Jay S Loeffler on October 1, 2000 and to observe his clear success.
Suit’s clinical interest focused on sarcomas of soft tissue as these were judged to be highly radiation resistant. He demonstrated a gain by use of pre rather than post operative radiation therapy due to the much smaller treatment volume.