Richard Childs, M.D. is the Clinical Director of the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research (DIR). In this role, he is responsible for the oversight of the clinical research portfolio of the NHLBI DIR and serves as a clinical policy advisor to both the NHLBI Director and the NHLBI Scientific Director and was appointed Clinical Director in January 2013. Dr. Childs is also a senior investigator in the Laboratory of Transplantation Immunotherapy where his research focuses on allogeneic stem cell transplantation and tumor immunology to treat aplastic anemia, hematological malignancies, and solid tumors. Dr. Childs received his M.D. in 1991 from Georgetown University and completed his internship, residency, and a Chief Residency in internal medicine at the University of Florida. Subsequently, Dr. Childs arrived at the NIH to complete a fellowship in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute followed by a fellowship in hematology at NHLBI.