About Us

Henry Sears

Dr. Harry Sears is the owner of Chino Farms and the Chester River Field Research Center (CRFRC).

Dr. Sears has offered this 5,000-acre property to Washington College to be used by the Center for Environment & Society and the College’s academic departments to boost the environmental fieldwork our faculty and students can conduct.

Dr. Sears earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962 and his M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1966. He performed his residency and fellowship at the University of Virginia from 1966 to 1972. Immediately following his residency he served at the National Naval Medical Center until 1974. Dr. Sears next served as a senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute – Surgery Branch until 1977. In July of 1977, he began an 11-year tenure at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. From 1985 to 1989, he was an associate professor of surgery at New England Deaconess Hospital at Harvard University.

Dr. Sears is a member of the Jackson Laboratory for Genetic Research in Bar Harbor, Maine; a former member of the Manomet Center for Conservation Research; and a former member of the Medical Foundation of Boston.

He currently resides in Chestertown at Chino Farms with his wife Sharon Bushnell Sears.

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