2018 Faculties

Binay Shah, MD

Founder & President, Binaytara Foundation

Dr. Binay Shah is a board certified oncologist and hematologist at PeaceHealth United General Hospital, Sedro Woolley, WA. Dr. Shah’ area of interest is in health outcomes and health disparities among cancer patients, and he has published and presented over 125 papers in various Journals and meetings.

He is invited nationally and internationally to speak on various cancers and global health. He has the distinction of developing the nation’s first statewide personalized cancer care tumor board as  Read More


Damiano Rondelli, MD

Director, Stem Cell Transplant Program, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Damiano Rondelli is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical research focuses on allogeneic stem cell transplantation. In particular, his interest has been on the use of i.v. busulfan in transplant conditioning regimens, stem cell transplantation in myelofibrosis and identification of biomarkers of acute and chronic GVHD by flow cytometry. His laboratory focuses on in-vitro and in-vivo models of T cell alloreactivity against hematopoietic stem cells and translational strategies to overcome it. Read More



Aju Mathew, MD, MPhil, FACP

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Kentucky Markley Cancer Center

Dr. Aju Mathew is an assistant professor in medical oncology and an attending physician at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. Is is also the co-director of the hematology/medical oncology fellowship program. Dr. Mathew’s research focuses on global oncology, as well as breast and gastro-intestinal malignancies. He serves as the director of Kerala Cancer Care, a non-governmental organization that aims to reduce cancer disparities in India.Read More



Gilberto de Lima Lopes Junior, MD, MBA, FAMS

Medical Director, International Programs, University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Gilberto Lopes, a medical oncologist, is the medical director for international programs and associate director for Global Oncology at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate professor at the Miller School of Medicine; and associate editor for ASCO University and for the society’s Journal of Global Oncology; he previously worked at the Johns Hopkins University and was chief medical and scientific officer for the Oncoclinicas Group, the largest oncology provider in Latin America with 35 clinics and more than 300 Read More


Timothy Erickson, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT

Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Timothy B. Erickson is an emergency medicine physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, USA where he serves as the Chief of Medical Toxicology in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is also a teaching faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Erickson is also a core faculty member at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) in Cambridge, MA with expertise in environmental toxicology and crisis in climate change. He has active humanitarian health projects in Nepal and India as well as Read More



Chadi Nabhan, MD, MBA, FACP

Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions

Dr. Nabhan works across all divisions of specialty solutions providing resources to pharmaceutical companies, providers, payers, patients, and policy makers. In addition, Dr. Nabhan is engaged in data analytics, strategic initiatives, marketing communications, regulatory, and logistical initiatives in a value-based environment and a rapidly changing landscape of healthcare delivery. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Dr. Nabhan was the Medical Director of the Clinical Cancer Center at the University of Chicago where he oversaw the clinical operations of cancer clinics supervising medical, surgical, and radiation oncology. Read More


Kenneth Anderson, MD

Kraft Family Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Kenneth Anderson, MD is a Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Research Scientist and American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor. Over the last three decades, he has focused his laboratory and clinical research studies on multiple myeloma.  He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, served as President of the International Myeloma Society, and is President of the American Society of Hematology. He has developed laboratory and animal models of the tumor in its microenvironment which have allowed for both identification Read More


Ana María López, MD, MPH, FACP

President Elect, American College of Physicians

Associate Vice President, Health Equity and Inclusion, University of Utah Health

Since joining the University of Utah, Dr. López, a graduate of Bryn Mawr College (A.B. Philosophy), Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (M.D.), and the University of Arizona (M.P.H.), has focused her work on improving health equity in all facets of her work. Dr. López is a Board Certified medical oncologist who completed residency training in Internal Medicine, served as a Chief Resident and completed fellowships in General Internal Medicine and Medical Read More


Julie Gralow, MD

Director, Breast Medical Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Dr. Julie Gralow is the Jill Bennett Endowed Professor of Breast Medical Oncology and Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington School of Medicine, a Member of the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Director of Breast Medical Oncology at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Her area of research specialization is the relationship between breast cancer and the bone. Dr. Gralow is the SWOG Executive Officer for Breast and Lung Cancer, and previously served for 13 years as Vice Chair Read More



Gary H. Lyman, MD MPH

Co-Director, Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes

Dr. Lyman is a Research Member of the Public Health Sciences and Clinical Research Divisions at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, as well as a Professor of Medicine as well as Adjunct Professor in the Schools of Public Health and Pharmacy at the University of Washington. Dr Lyman received his undergraduate and medical degree from the State University of New York in Buffalo and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the Read More



Scott D. Ramsey, MD PhD

Director, Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcome Research

Dr. Ramsey is a general internist and health economist. He is a Full Member in the Cancer Prevention Program, Public Health Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where he directs Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, a multidisciplinary team devoted to clinical and economic evaluations of new and existing cancer prevention, screening and treatment technologies. In addition, Dr. Ramsey is a Professor in the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Washington.Trained in Medicine and economics, Dr. Ramsey’s research focuses Read More



Renato Martins, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, University of Washington

Dr. Renato Martins is a Professor of Medicine, and holds the Stephen H. Petersdorf Endowed Chair in Cancer Care, at the University of Washington. He is currently the Associate Medical Director of Solid Tumor Adult Oncology, and the Clinical Research Director of the Thoracic and Head and Neck Oncology Program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, as well as a Full Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  After completing medical school in Rio, Brazil, Dr. Martins came to the United States for further training. Read More



John Pagel, MD, PhD

Chief of Hematologic Malignancies, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle

Director of Stem Cell Transplant, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle

Dr. Pagel earned his BA in biology and his PhD in microbiology and molecular genetics from the University of California.  He then received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine where he graduated magna cum laude.  Following his residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, he went on to do his oncology fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Pagel is also the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Damon Runyon Clinical  Read More


Brian Koffman, MDCM, DCFP, DABFM, MS Ed

Founder, CLL Society

Dr. Brian Koffman earned his B.Sc. and MDCM from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, completed his Family Practice residency at the University of Western Ontario, and his Psychiatry Fellowship at McMaster. Dr. Koffman taught at the University of Waterloo and is a retired Professor at the Keck School of Medicine, USC where he completed his Master of Science in Medical Education. His practice for the last 37 years has been with St. Jude Heritage Medical Group, Diamond Bar, California. The former medical director of the Read More



Nancy Davidson, MD

President and Executive Director, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Dr. Davidson is a world-renowned breast cancer researcher who serves as Senior Vice President and Director of the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, President and Executive Director of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Head of the Division of Oncology at the University of Washington.

Dr. Davidson has published key findings on the role of hormones, particularly estrogen, on gene expression and cell growth in breast cancer. She has guided several important national clinical trials of new therapies for breast Read More


Hagop Kantarjian, MD

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Edith Mitchell, MD, FACP, FCPP

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Rochelle Garcia, MD

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Robert Winn, MD

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Gwen Nichols, MD

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