Scientific and Medical Advisory Board

The Scientific and Medical Advisory Board (SMAB) includes clinicians who specialize in the care of people with stomach (gastric), esophageal and GE junction cancer. The SMAB advises the organization on specific medical and clinical aspects of stomach (gastric), esophageal, and GE junction cancer as it relates to our programs. The SMAB also contributes to the content on the website.

 

Arthur W. Blackstock, Jr, M.D.

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Barbara Ann Burtness, MD

Professor, Department of Medical Oncology
Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, CT

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Daniel Catenacci, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

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Michael A. Choti, MD, MBA, FACS

George Bayoud Professor of Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

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Michael Cusnir, MD

Medical Oncologist and Co-Director of Gastrointestinal Malignancies
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami, Florida

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Peter C. Enzinger, MD

Medical Oncologist, Director of the Center for Esophageal and Gastric Cancer
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

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Charles S. Fuchs, MD, MPH

Director and Physician-in-Chief
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut

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Daniel G. Haller, MD, FACP, FRCP

Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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David H. Ilson, MD, PhD

DDF Medical Advisory Board Chair 2016-2018
Medical Oncologist and Attending Physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York

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Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP

DDF Medical Advisory Board Vice Chair 2016-2018
Clinical Professor of Medical Oncology, Program Leader in Gastrointestinal Oncology
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Jordan D. Berlin, MD

DDF Medical Advisory Board Chief Scientific Officer 2016-2018
Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee

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Jaffer A. Ajani, MD

DDF Medical Advisory Board Chairperson
Professor of Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

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Salah-Eddin Al-Batran, MD

Medical Oncologist and Director, Institute of Clinical Cancer Research and Krankenhaus Nordwest-University Cancer Ctr
Frankfurt, Germany

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Asfaneh Barzi, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Medical Director
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

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Adam Bass, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cellular & Molecular Oncology
Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

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Al B. Benson III, MD, FACP, FASCO

Professor of Oncology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

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Robert Martin II, MD, FACS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Oncology
The University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

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Martin McCarter, MD

Professor of Surgery and Surgical Director of the Esophageal and Gastric Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado

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Bruce D. Minsky, MD

Professor & Director of Clinical Research, Division of Radiation Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

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Mary F. Mulcahy, MD

Associate Professor in Medicine-Hematology/Oncology, Radiology and Surgery-Vascular
Northwestern’s Feinberg Medical School , Chicago, Illinois

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Matthew R. Porembka, MD

Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology, Dedman Scholar in Clinical Care
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

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Lakshmi Rajdev, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Oncology)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack D. Weiler Hospital, Bronx, New York

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Manish A. Shah, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York

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Josep Tabernero, MD

Head, Medical Oncology Department
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain

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Elizabeth B. Harvey, PhD, MPH

CEO, International Consulting Oncology, LLC
Interventionalist, MSKCC, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Private psychotherapy practice for cancer patients and their families, New York City

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Joel E. Tepper, MD

Hector MacLean Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research, Department of Radiation Oncology UNC/Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Howard S. Hochster, MD

Associate Director for Clinical Sciences
Yale Cancer Center, New York, New York

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Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

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Haejin In, MD, MPH, MBA

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery and Epidemiology & Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York

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Kathleen Mary Wesa, MD

Assistant Attending Physician Integrative Medicine Service
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

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Yelena Y. Janjigian, MD

Medical Oncologist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

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George P. Kim, MD

Assistant Professor of Oncology
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida

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Lawrence R. Kleinberg, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland

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Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, FACP

Associate Director for Clinical Research
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California

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Albert Craig Lockhart, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division Chief for the Division of Medical Oncology
University of Miami – Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, Florida

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