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34th Annual CFS Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium Faculty

34th Annual CFS™ Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium: Innovative Cancer Therapy for Tomorrow®


Co-Chairs
Edward Ambinder, MD
Clinical Professor
Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Clinical Professor, Oncological Sciences
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY
 
Benjamin P. Levy, MD
Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine
Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
Mount Sinai Health System
Associate Director, Cancer Clinical Trials Office
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY
 
Franco Muggia, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

Steering Committee
Kimberly L. Blackwell, MD
Medical Oncologist
Duke Cancer Center
Durham, NC
 
C. Ola Landgren, MD, PhD
Hematologic Oncologist
Chief, Myeloma Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
 
Jason J. Luke, MD
Medical Oncologist
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
 
John L. Marshall, MD
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Georgetown University Hospital
Associate Director, Clinical Research
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Washington, DC
 
William K. Oh, MD
Chief, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Professor of Medicine and Urology
Ezra M. Greenspan, MD Professor in Clinical Cancer Therapeutics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Associate Director, Clinical Research
The Tisch Cancer Institute
New York, NY
 
Naiyer Rizvi, MD
Director, Thoracic Oncology
Director, Immunotherapeutics
Price Chair, Clinical Translational Research
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY
 

Keynote
Atul Butte, MD, PhD
Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Director, Institute of Computational Health Sciences (ICHS)
University of California
San Francisco, CA

Faculty

Sylvia Adams, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center
Breast Medical Oncology
New York, NY

Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD, FACP
Co-Leader- GI Cancer Program
Senior Associate Consultant
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Phoenix, AZ

Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD
Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Gynecologic Medical Oncology 
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center 
Boston, MA

Michael A Bookman, MD
Director, Gynecologic Oncology Research, US Oncology Research
Arizona Oncology
Tucson, AZ

Patrick I. Borgen, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Hossein Borghaei, MS, DO
Chief, Thoracic Medical Oncology
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA

Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCN
Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Pain Consultant
Nurse Scientist 
Billings Clinic Cancer Center
Billings, MT

Ajai Chari, MD
Associate Professor
Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Ann Culkin, RN, OCN®
Office Practice Nurse, Outpatient Thoracic Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

George D. Demetri, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Ludwig Center at Harvard
Director, Sarcoma Center
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Boston, MA

Robert Dreicer, MD, MS, FACP, FASCO
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Department of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

Alexander Drilon
Thoracic Oncology Service and Development Therapeutics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Beth Eaby-Sandy, MSN, CRNP, OCN
Nurse Practitioner
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
UPMC Endowed Professor and Vice-Chair
Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery 
Associate Director for Translational Research Co-Leader
Cancer Immunology Program University of Pittsburg Cancer Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

Robert A. Figlin, MD, FACP
Steven Spielberg Family Chair in Hematology Oncology
Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Director, Division of Hematology Oncology
Deputy Director
Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

David M. Gershenson, MD
Professor
Department of Gynecologic Oncology
& Reproductive Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Geoffrey T. Gibney, MD
Co-Leader of Melanoma Disease Group
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

Pamela K. Ginex, EdD, RN, OCN
Nurse Scientist
Department of Nursing
Memorial Sloan Kttering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Sarah B. Goldberg, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine 
Medical Oncology
Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, CT 

RuthAnn Gordon MSN, FNP-BC, OCN
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator 
Immunotherapeutic Clinic (ITC)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Andre Goy, MD, MS
Chairman and Director, Chief of Lymphoma 
Director, Clinical and Translational Cancer Research 
John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center
Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University
Hackensack, NJ

William J. Gradishar MD, FASCO, FACP
Betsy Bramsen Professor of Breast Oncology & Professor of Medicine
Deputy Director, Clinical Network
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Director, Maggie Daley Center for Women's Cancer Care
Deputy Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Richard Gralla MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
New York, NY

Balazs Halmos, MD
Chief, Thoracic Oncology 
Montefiore/Einstein Medical Center
Ridgefield, CT

Omid Hamid, MD
Chief, Translational Research of Immunotherapy 
The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Aiwu Ruth He, MD
Hematology 
Associate Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD
Ensign Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)
Professor of Pharmacology
Chief of Medical Oncology
Associate Director for Translational Research 
Yale Cancer Center
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Leora Horn, MD
Associative Professor of Medicine 
Assistant Vice Chairman for Faculty Development 
Clinical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
Nashville, TN

David H. Ilson, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Physician 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Center
New York, NY 

Elias Jabbour, MD
Associate Professor 
Leukemia Department 
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Hagop M. Kantarjan, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Leukemia
Samsung Distinguished University Chair of Cancer Medicine
MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Texas
Houston, TX

Mark G. Kris, MD
Thoracic Oncology Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Shaji Kumar, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic 
Rochester, MN

Corey J. Langer, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Hematology/Oncology Division 
University of Pennsylvania
Director, Thoracic Oncology
Abramson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA

Karen Lee, MSN, FNP-BC
Thoracic Oncology Program
Mount Sinai Health System
New York, NY

John P. Leonard, MD
Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Richard T. Silver Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital 
Pelham, NY

Douglas A. Levine, MD
Director, Gynecologic Oncology
Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
Head, Gynecology Research Laboratory
Professor, Diving of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of OB/GYN
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

Michael Lim, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Institute of NanoBiotechnology
Director of the Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program
Director of Metastatic Brain Tumor Center
John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Philip C. Mack, PhD
Associate Adjunct Professor 
UC David Cancer Center
Sacramento, CA

Maurie Markman, MD
President, Medicine & Science
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Philadelphia, PA

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP
Consultant Hematologist- Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Chair, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Deputy Director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Chair, Arizona Cancer Coalition 
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Phoenix, AZ

Robert Motzer, MD
Oncology Specialist 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer 
New York, NY 

Nikhil C. Munshi, MD
Director of Basic and Correlative Science
Senior Physician 
Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School 
Boston, MA

Massey Nematollahi, RN,MScN
Clinical Research Coordinator  
Adjunct Clinical Appointee
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing - University of Toronto
Stronach Regional Cancer Center at Southlake Regional Health Center
Newmarket,  Ontario

Susan O’Brien, MD
Associate Director for Clinical Sciences
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Medical Director
Sue and Ralph Stern Center for Clinical Trials & Research
Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Medicine
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

Joyce O'Shaughnessy, MD
Celebrating Women Chair in Breast Cancer Research
Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center
Texas Oncology
Co-Chair, Breast Cancer Research Program,
The US Oncology Network
Dallas, TX

Geoffrey R. Oxnard, MD
Thoracic Oncology 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 
Boston, MA 

Jae H. Park, MD
Assistant Attending Physician 
Department of Medicine, Leukemia Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
New York, NY

Mark Pegram, MD
Director of the Brest Cancer Oncology Program 
Co-Director of Stanford’s Molecular Therapeutics Program
Stanford Cancer Institute 
Palo Alta, CA 

Roman Perez-Soler, MD
Guttman Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Molecular Pharmacology
Chairman, Department of Oncology
Chief, Division of Medical Oncology
Deputy Director, Albert Einstein Cancer Center 
Bronx, NY

Daniel P. Petrylak, MD
Professor of Medicine, Medical Oncology
Director, Prostate and GU Medical Oncology
Director, Prostate Cancer Translational Research Group 
Yale University 
New Haven, CT

Michael J. Pishvaian, MD, PhD
Phase I Program Director
Assistant Professor
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Washington, DC

Andrew T. Putnam, MD
Section of Palliative Medicine
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
Yale Cancer Center 
New Haven, CT

David Reardon, MD
Clinical Director, Center for Neuro-Oncology
Physician 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Gregory Riely, MD, PhD
Thoracic Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
New York, NY 

Mikel Ross, BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN
Department of Nursing
Office Practice Nurse, Outpatient Breast Medicine Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Manish A. Shah, MD
Bartlett Family Associate Professor of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Director, Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
Co-Director, Center for Advanced Digestive Care
Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Gary Shelton, DNP, NP; ANP-BC, AOCNP, ACHPN
Coordinator; Supportive Oncology Services
NYU Clincial Cancer Center
New York, NY

Cardinale B. Smith, MD, MSCR
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director of Research
Internal Medicine Residency
Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Palliative Medicine
New York, NY

Eric Smith, MD, PhD
Assistant Attending 
Myeloma Service
Cellular Therapeutics Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Mark A. Socinski, MD
Executive Medical Director

Member, Thoracic Oncology Program

Florida Hospital Cancer Institute

Orlando, FL


Eytan M. Stein, MD
Assistant Attending, Leukemia Service
Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 
New York, NY

Jonathan R. Strosberg, MD
Associate Professor
Section Head, Neuroendocrine Tumor Program
Chair, GI Research Committee 
Chair, Scientific Review Committee
Tampa, FL

Scott Tagawa

Mary-Ellen Taplin, MD
Chair, Executive Committee for Clinical Research
Director- Clinical Research, Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dan-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Hussein Tawbi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor 
Director of Personalized Cancer Therapy Research
Melanoma Medical Oncology; Investigational Cancer Therapeutics
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Katherine Thornton, MD
Co-Clinical Director
Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 
Boston, MA

Debu Tripathy, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Breast Medical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 
Houston, TX

Alan P. Venook, MD, FASCO
The Madden Family Distinguished Professor of Medical Oncology 
Shorenstein Associate Director, Program Development
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, San Francisco 
San Francisco, CA

Srdan Verstovsek
Professor of Medicine 
Chief, Section for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
MD Anderson Cancer Center 
Houston, TX

Everett E. Vokes, MD
John E. Ultmann Professor
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Physician-in-Chief
University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences
Chicago, IL

Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD
Deputy Director 
NYU Langone Medical Center 
New York, NY 

Howard (Jack) West, MD
Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, Swedish Cancer Institute
Founder and President, Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE)
Seattle, WA

William G. Wierda, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 
Houston, TX

Adrian Wiestner, MD, PhD
Bethesda, MD

Anas Younes, MD
Chief, Lymphoma Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
New York, NY 







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