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Scientific Leadership

The MRF’s Scientific Leadership is comprised of multidisciplinary experts in basic and translational research, dermatology, epidemiology, genomics, pathology, surgery and medical oncology. Membership includes representatives from the private and public sector.

MRF Scientific Advisory Committee

CO-CHAIRS

Michael B. Atkins, MD
Deputy Director, Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.
Glenn Merlino, PhD*
Senior Investigator
Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics
Scientific Director for Basic Research
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute, NIH
Bethesda, Maryland
*Dr. Merlino is serving in his personal capacity.

MEMBERS

Andrew Aplin, PhD
Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA

Menashe Bar-Eli, PhD
University of Texas

Houston, TX

Marcus Bosenberg, MD, PhD
Yale Cancer Center

New Haven, CT

Clara Curiel, MD
The University of Arizona Cancer Center

Tucson, AZ

Adil Daud, MD
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

San Francisco, CA

Keith T. Flaherty, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

Alan Geller, MPH, RN
Harvard School of Public Health

Boston, MA

Teresa Landi, MD, PhD
National Cancer Institute

Bethesda, MD

Martin McMahon, PhD
Huntsman Cancer Institute & Dept. of Dermatology

Salt Lake City, UT

Keiran Smalley, PhD (Grant SRO)
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Tampa, FL

Jeff Sosman, MD
Robert H. Laurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

Jennifer Wargo, MD, MMSc
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Ashani Weeraratna, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Baltimore, MD

Laura K. Ferris, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Pittsburgh, PA

MRF Breakthrough Consortium Steering Committee

CO-CHAIRS

Richard D. Carvajal, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York City, NY
Tara C. Mitchell, MD
Penn Medicine
Pennsylvania, PA
Ryan J. Sullivan, MD
Ryan J. Sullivan, MD
Boston, MA

MEMBERS

Elizabeth I. Buchbinder, MD
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

Boston, MA

Zeynep Eroglu, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Douglas B. Johnson, MD, MSCI
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN

Geoffrey T. Gibney, MD
Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Washington, D.C.

Michael A. Postow, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York City, NY

Hussein A. Tawbi, MD, PhD
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Keith T. Flaherty, MD
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

Boston, MA

Michael B. Atkins, MD
Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Washington, DC

Glenn Merlino, PhD*
National Cancer Institute, NIH

Bethesda, MD

*Dr. Merlino is serving in his personal capacity.

CURE OM Scientific Steering Committee

CO-CHAIRS

Keith T. Flaherty, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of Developmental Therapeutics
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Boston, Massachusetts
J. William Harbour, MD
Professor and Vice Chairman of Opthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

MEMBERS

Laurence Desjardins, MD
Curie Institute

Paris, France

Elizabeth A. Grimm, PhD
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD
Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

F. Stephen Hodi, Jr, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Jacob Pe’er, MD
Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center

Jerusalem, Israel

James F. Pingpank, Jr, MD, FACS
University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Takami Sato, MD, PhD
Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA

Dirk Schadendorf, MD
University Hospital Essen

Essen, Germany

Sara M. Selig, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA

Stefan Seregard, MD, PhD
St. Eriks Eye Hospital

Stockholm, Sweden

Carol L. Shields, MD
Wills Eye Institute Professor of Ophthalmology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

Dirk Schadendorf, MD, Michael J. Weber, PhD
University of Virginia Cancer Center

Charlottesville, VA

David J. Wilson, MD
Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, OR

Pediatric Scientific Steering Committee

Elena B. Hawryluk, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Cynthia Herzog, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Alberto Pappo, MD
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Memphis, TN

Vernon Sondak, MD
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Brittani Seynnaeve, MD
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Mucosal Scientific Steering Committee

Richard Carvajal, MD
Columbia University

New York City, NY

Alex Shoushtari, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York City, NY

Sapna Patel, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Marlana Orloff, MD
Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA

Dermatology Advisory Council

CO-CHAIRS

Laura Ferris, MD PhD
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Harper N. Price, MD, FAAD, FAAP
Phoenix Childern's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

MEMBERS

Allan C. Halpern, MD, MSc.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY

Ata Moshiri, MD, MPH
University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Brent Moody, MD, FAAD, FACMS
Heritage Medical Associates

Nashville, TN

Crystal Aguh, MD
Johns Hopkins

Baltimore, MD

Douglas Grossman, MD, PhD
University of Utah - Huntsman Cancer Institute

Salt Lake City, UT

Elena Hawryluk, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School / Mass General Hospital

Boston, MA

Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School / Mass General Hospital

Boston, MA

James Grichnik, MD, PhD
University of South Florida - Moffitt Cancer Center

Vero Beach, FL

Jennifer Choi, MD
Northwestern

Chicago, IL

Kelly Nelson, MD, FAAD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Lilia Correa, MD, FAAD, FACMS
University of South Florida - Moffitt Cancer Center

Vero Beach, FL

Mackenzi Wehner, MD, Mphil, FAAD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Orit Markowitz, MD
OptiSkin Medical

New York, NY

Rebecca Hartman, MD, MPH
VA Boston Healthcare System / Harvard Medical School / Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD
Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, OR

Scott Walter, MD
Hill Center for Dermatology

Golden, CO

Susan Swetter, MD, FAAD
Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA

Todd Schlesinger, MD, FAAD
Dermatology and Laser Center of Charleston

Charleston, SC

Jessica Sheehan, MD
Derick Dermatology

Arlington Heights, IL

Muneeb Shah, DO
P.C. Dermatology

Wilmington, NC

Bruce Brod, MD, MHCI, FAAD
Penn Medicine

Radnor, PA

Jeremy Bordeaux, MD MPH
University Hospitals - Cleveland Medical Center

Cleveland, OH