Scientific Advisory Board

The Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), comprised of 45 world-renowned lymphoma experts, seeks out the most innovative and promising lymphoma research projects for support.  Members of the Foundation’s SAB are leaders in blood cancer research, with outstanding experience and accomplishments in both lymphoma-specific research and clinical care. They guide the planning of LRF’s research program, selecting and monitoring grant recipients.


Scientific Advisory Board - Lymphoma Research Foundation

THOMAS M. HABERMANN, MD

Chair
Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Dr. Habermann is Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He received his MD from Creighton University before completing his residency and fellowship at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He is a member of the University of Iowa/Mayo Clinic Lymphoma Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant and has previously served as chair of the Mayo Clinic Lymphoma Group. Dr. Habermann was elected Chair-Elect of the SAB in 2015, assuming the Chair in 2017.

A long-time member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Habermann is Chair of the Foundation’s annual Minnesota Lymphoma Workshop, a one-day patient education program which serves over 300 patients each year, and has served as faculty for a number of LRF’s other patient education programs. In 2016, he served as Co-Chair for the North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma. He is also a member of LRF’s Mantle Cell Lymphoma Consortium, and received a Mantle Cell Lymphoma Clinical Studies Correlative Research Grant from LRF in 2007. Dr. Habermann has been involved in many aspects of research in lymphoma with collaborations that include clinical trials, epidemiology, risk factors, new risk predictive models, and genomic studies.

ANDREW D. ZELENETZ, MD, PhD,
Chair-Elect
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

RANJANA ADVANI, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine

ASH A. ALIZADEH, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine

STEPHEN ANSELL, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester

NANCY BARTLETT, MD
Washington University School of Medicine

KRISTIE A. BLUM, MD
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

CATHERINE BOLLARD, MD, MBChB
George Washington University
Children’s National Medical Center

ETHEL CESARMAN, MD, PhD
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medicine

BRUCE D. CHESON, MD, FACP, FAAAS
Past Chair, 2010-2012
Georgetown University Hospital
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

MORTON COLEMAN, MD
Chair, Medical Affiliates Board
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medicine

RICCARDO DALLA-FAVERA, MD
Columbia University
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

SANDEEP DAVE, MD, MS
Duke University

KIERON M. DUNLEAVY, MD
George Washington University
GW Cancer Center

KOJO S.J. ELENITOBA-JOHNSON, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine

ANDREW M. EVENS, DO, MSc
Rutgers Cancer Institute

CHRISTOPHER R. FLOWERS, MD, MS
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

JONATHAN W. FRIEDBERG, MD, MMSc
University of Rochester
James P. Wilmot Cancer Institute

LEO I. GORDON, MD, FACP
Immediate Past Chair, 2015-2017
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

STEVEN M. HORWITZ
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

ERIC D. HSI, MD
Cleveland Clinic

BRAD S. KAHL, MD
Washington University School of Medicine

KARA KELLY, MD
Oishei Childrens Hospital
University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

ANN S. LACASCE, MD
Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

JOHN P. LEONARD, MD
Past Chair, 2012-2015
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medicine

BRIAN K. LINK, MD
University of Iowa

IZIDORE S. LOSSOS, MD
University of Miami Health System
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

ARI MELNICK, MD
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medicine

LINDSAY M. MORTON, PhD
National Cancer Institute

OWEN O’CONNOR, MD, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center

LAURA PASQUALUCCI, MD
Columbia Univeristy
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

BARBARA PRO, MD
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

KANTI R. RAI, MD, BS
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

KERRY SAVAGE, MD
British Columbia Cancer Agency

LAURIE SEHN, MD, MPH
British Columbia Cancer Agency

MARGARET SHIPP, MD
Harvard Medical School
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

SONALI M. SMITH, MD
The University of Chicago

EDUARDO M. SOTOMAYOR, MD
George Washington University
GW Cancer Center

CHRISTIAN STEIDL, MD
British Columbia Cancer Agency

SVEN de VOS, MD, PhD
University of California Los Angeles
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

DAVID WEINSTOCK, MD
Harvard Medical School
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

HANS-GUIDO WENDEL, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

MICHAEL E. WILLIAMS, MD, ScM
University of Virginia Cancer Center

THOMAS WITZIG, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester

ANAS YOUNES, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Members Emeritus
JOSEPH R. BERTINO, MD
Founding Chair
Rutger Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

CHALRES COLTMAN, MD
San Antonio Cancer Institute

SAUL ROSENBERG, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine