Tom Gorrie retired in 2008 from Johnson & Johnson as corporate vice president of government affairs and policy. In that capacity, he was responsible for all federal, state, and international government affairs and policy. He worked for the corporation for thirty-five years in a variety of roles in research and development, marketing and sales, business development, strategic planning, general management, international, venture capital, and health policy.
Dr. Gorrie received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and his master's and doctoral degrees in chemistry from Princeton University. He completed post-doctoral studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
Dr. Gorrie is an adjunct professor at the Rutgers Business School and serves as a trustee emeritus of the Hun School of Princeton's Board of Trustees. He is a trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and has served on the boards of the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations, the China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment, the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Foundation, Prosperity New Jersey, Rutgers Business School, Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation, Liberty Science Center, and St. Joseph's Hospital in Canada.
A strong advocate for Duke University and Duke University Health System, Dr. Gorrie has been a committed volunteer for more than twenty-five years. He currently serves on the Duke Medicine Board of Visitors and is chair of the Duke University Health System Board of Directors. Dr. Gorrie and his wife, Margaret, reside in Pennington, NJ.
Elected to the Duke University Board of Trustees in 2006, Dr. Gorrie is a member of the Executive Committee, the Academic Affairs Committee, the Duke Health Academic Affairs Committee, the Subcommittee on Trusteeship, and the Subcommittee on Compensation. He also serves on the Global Health Institute Board of Advisors and he is on the Duke Kunshan University Board.