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Lung Cancer Alliance Proudly Announces the Expansion of its Medical and Professional Advisory Board

Leading Experts in Lung Cancer Related Fields Bolster LCA‘s Highly Valued Patient Support and Advocacy Work

[WASHINGTON, DC:  July 17, 2012]--Today, Lung Cancer Alliance proudly announced the expansion of its Medical and Professional Advisory Board, a highly respected multi-disciplinary group of medical and professional leaders whose area of expertise involves lung cancer.  

Laurie Fenton Ambrose, LCA President & CEO praised the members of the Advisory Board for their steadfast dedication to the lung cancer community and for their commitment to help advance the work of Lung Cancer Alliance. 

“Individually and collectively,” said Fenton Ambrose, “they are an extraordinary group of caring leaders of great stature in the broad range of fields that are needed to address lung cancer.”  She continued, “We are grateful for their willingness to join together on this Board and to help us increase lung cancer research, improve patient care, change public health policy, and build greater awareness.”

The members of the Medical and Professional Advisory Board currently include:Samuel M. Aguayo, MD
Associate Chief of Staff for Research
Phoenix VA Health Care System
Phoenix, AZ

Douglas A. Arenberg, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Rick Avila
Senior Director of Health Care Solutions
Kitware, Inc.
Clifton Park, NY

David M. Burns, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California Medical School at San Diego
San Diego, CA         

Barbara Campling, MD, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Medical Oncology
Thomas Jefferson University  
Philadelphia, PA

Corey A. Carter, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Uniform Services University
Chief of Inpatient Oncology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Clinical Investigator, National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD

Cliff P. Connery, MD, FACS
Director, Comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Program
Division of Thoracic Surgery Continuum Cancer Centers of New York
St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital & Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY

Ken Cowan MD, PhD
Director
University of Nebraska Medical Center & Eppley Institute for Cancer Research
Omaha, NE

Thomas A. D’Amico, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Section of General Thoracic Surgery
Program Director, Thoracic Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Raja Flores, MD
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Ames Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY

Frederic Grannis, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery
President, City of Hope Medical Staff
City of Hope Cancer Center
Duarte, CA

Claudia I. Henschke, MD, PhD
Founder, Principal Investigator
Professor of Radiology
Early Lung & Cardiac Action Program
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY

Fred Hirsch, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine & Pathology
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology
Aurora, CO

Jimmie Holland, MD
Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

David Ingbar, MD
Professor of Medicine, Physiology & Pediatrics
Director of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division
Co-Medical Director of Medical ICU & Respiratory Care
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

David Jablons, MD
ADA Distinguished Professorship in Thoracic Oncology
Professor in Residence, Department of Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Mohammad Jahanzeb, MD, FACP
Medical Advisor Global Initiatives, NCCN
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Medical Director, Sylvester Deerfield Campus
Associate Center Director for Community Outreach
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Deerfield Beach, FL

Edward S. Kim, MD
Chair, Solid Tumor Oncology and Investigational Therapeutics
Donald S. Kim Distinguished Chair for Cancer Research
Levine Cancer Institute
Carolinas Healthcare System
Charlotte, NC

Goetz H. Kloecker, MD, MB, MSPH, FACP
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology/Hematology
Director, Medical Oncology/Hematology Fellowship Program
Associate Member
James Graham Brown Cancer Center
Louisville, KY

Henry Krebs, MD
Medical Director of Interventional Radiology
Thoracic Oncology Committee
Radiology Director
Saint Joseph's Hospital
Atlanta, GA

Christopher Lathan, MD, MS, MPH
Faculty Director for Cancer Care Equity
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Thoracic Oncology
Boston, MA

Steven Markowitz, MD, DrPH
Professor & Director, Center for the Biology of Natural Systems
Queens College, City University of New York
Flushing, NY

Blair Marshall, MD
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

William R. Mayfield, MD
Chief Surgical Officer
WellStar Health Systems
Atlanta, GA

Andrea McKee, MD
Chairman Department of Radiation Oncology
Sophia Gordon Cancer Center
Lahey Clinic
Burlington, MA

Daniel L. Miller, MD
Associate Program Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program
Chief, General Thoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University School of Medicine
Co-Chair, Respiratory Center, Emory Healthcare
Atlanta, GA

Keith D. Mortman, MD, FACS, FCCP
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Director, Thoracic Surgery, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Director, Thoracic Oncology, Washington Cancer Institute
Washington, DC

Mary O'Sullivan, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Associate Director Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship Training Program
St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital
New York, NY

Harvey I. Pass, MD
Stephen E. Banner Professor of Thoracic Oncology
Vice-Chair Research, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Division Chief, General Thoracic Surgery
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

William N. Rom, MD, MPH
Sol & Judith Bergstein Professor of Medicine & Environmental Medicine
Director, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Program Director, Clinical Research Center
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY        

Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, CSW, OSW-C
Lung Cancer Survivor
Director of Community Outreach & Cancer Support Services
Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
Rancho Mirage, CA

Michael Smith, MD, FACC, FACS, FCCP
Senior Medical Director
HealthCare Partners, IPA
Management Services Organization
Garden City, NY

Mark Socinski, MD   
Visiting Professor of Medicine & Thoracic Surgery
Director, Lung Cancer Section, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Co-Director, UPMC Lung Cancer Center of Excellence
Co-Director, Lung & Thoracic Malignancies Program
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

John Wells, MD
Board Certified Radiation Oncology
Senior Partner Florida Radiation Oncology Group
Jacksonville, FL

Donna Wilson, RN, MSN, RRT
Clinical Nurse Specialist/Fitness Coordinator
Integrated Medicine Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Douglas E. Wood, MD
Professor & Chief
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery
Endowed Chair in Lung Cancer Research
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

David Yankelevitz, MD
Professor of Radiology
Director of the Lung Biopsy Service
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY 

Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), www.lungcanceralliance.org, is committed to ending injustice and saving lives through an alliance of advocacy, education and support. LCA provides live, real time support, referral and information services to patients, their loved ones and those at risk for lung cancer; conducts national awareness campaigns; and advocates for multiple millions in public health dollars for lung cancer research.

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