Dr. Vijaya Bhatt is an Associate Professor, Section Leader of Malignant Hematology, and Medical Director of Leukemia Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research focus is in acute leukemias and myelodysplastic syndrome in older adults, geriatric oncology, and allogeneic stem cell transplantation. He established a Geriatric Leukemia and Transplant Program in collaboration with the Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Burstein is a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
My primary research interest, along with my clinical work, focuses on improving cancer care for vulnerable patient populations, particularly young patients and women with lung cancer, patients who are members of ethnic and racial minority groups, and those who are economically disadvantaged. I am particularly interested in evaluating delays in diagnosis, unique disease characteristics and survivorship issues faced by young patients with lung cancer, and the power of intersectionality regarding race, gender, sexual orientation, and social determinants of health in these vulnerable populations.
Nicolas Girard is a pneumologist specializing in thoracic oncology, for the treatment of patients with lung cancer or rare thoracic cancers. He is experienced in the treatment of thymic tumors—thymomas and thymic carcinomas—as part of his work in the RYTHMIC network. He is domain leader for rare thoracic cancers for the European Reference Network EURACAN.
Dr. Hamilton received her undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University in Virginia and received a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Suneel Kamath, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and a gastrointestinal oncologist at Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute in Cleveland, Ohio.
Alok A. Khorana, M.D., F.A.C.P, F.A.S.C.O, is Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, the Sondra and Stephen Hardis Chair in Oncology Research, Vice-Chair for Academic Development of the Taussig Cancer Institute (part of Case Comprehensive Cancer Center) and Director of the Gastrointestinal Malignancies Program at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.
Over the past several years, he designed and conducted a series of studies to define biological mechanisms of transformation from myeloma precursor disease (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance [MGUS] and smoldering myeloma) to multiple myeloma. Beyond traditional clinical criteria for complete remission, he developed strategies to define minimal residual disease (MRD) detection post-therapy in multiple myeloma using cell-, molecular-, and imaging-based methods. He has a strong track-record in drug development and served as a principal investigator for many clinical trials, with particular focus on early drug development and correlative science.
Thomas W. LeBlanc, MD, MA, MHS, FAAHPM, FASCO is tenured Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy at the Duke University School of Medicine, and founding Director of the Cancer Patient Experience Research Program (CPEP) in the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI). He serves as the Chief Patient Experience and Safety Officer for the DCI.
Dr. Lentzsch is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis Service at the Columbia University Medical Center, New York.
Dr. Mikhael is a Professor in the Applied Cancer Research and Drug Discovery Division at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope Cancer Center. He is also the Chief Medical Officer of the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF). Dr. Mikhael is a consultant hematologist and Director of Myeloma Research at the HonorHealth Research Institute where he conducts phase 1 clinical trials. He just a completed a term as Councilor on the American Society of Hematology Executive. He also recently led the ASCO guidelines for multiple myeloma.
Martina Murphy, MD is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Florida. She is clinical investigator and medical educator who specializes in caring for patients with gynecologic malignancies. Much of her research focuses on effective communication in the healthcare setting and the cultivation of equitable workplace and training environments. Dr. Murphy has a strong dedication to medical education and is actively involved on a national level in research in medical education primarily related to novel curriculum development, mentorship and career development. She serves as the Program Director for the Hematology/Oncology fellowship program and is a member of the UF Society of Teaching Scholars. Additionally, she directs the first year clinical skills course for pre-clerkship medical students at the UF College of Medicine.
Antonio Passaro, MD, PhD is a medical oncologist at the Division of Thoracic Oncology of the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy. He received the PhD in molecular medicine with a thesis on lung cancer.
Sandip Patel is a Professor at UCSD and a Medical Oncologist focusing on early phase clinical trials of immunotherapy and thoracic oncology.
Shruti Patel is a medical oncology fellow at Stanford University in Palo Alto and prior internal medicine resident at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dr. Patel’s clinical interests include thoracic & gastrointestinal oncology and research interests focus on clinical trial development, with an emphasis on precision medicine, specifically on utilizing liquid biopsy for tumor detection, monitoring, and treatment prediction. She also has conducted research in biomarker development in Cardio-Oncology and serves as a social media consultant for JACC: CardioOncology.
Dale R. Shepard MD, PhD is the Director of the Taussig Phase I and Sarcoma programs at Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Ann Meredith Garcia Trinidad is currently the Head of the Section of Medical Oncology of the Dagupan Doctors Villaflor Memorial Hospital (Philippines). She has a special interest in healthcare social media and medical writing, particularly as avenues for patient education and advocacy. She is an Advisory Panelist of the ASCO Cancer.Net Editorial Board and serves as one of the Instagram Editors of the OncoAlert Network.