Speaker Bios

 

Ruesch Center Symposium 2011 List of speakers, with links to speaker's biographical information.

An asterisk (*) denotes a Ruesch Center Advocacy Board Member.


Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD *
Associate Director, Minority Health and Health Disparities Research, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Carolyn R. “Bo” Aldige *
President and Founder, Prevent Cancer Foundation

Amelia Baker, RD, LD, CNSC
Nutritionist, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Carlea Bauman *
President, Fight Colorectal Cancer

Jordan Berlin, MD
Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

M. Gregg Bloche, MD, JD
Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Martin L. Brown, PhD
Chief, Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health

Leonard Ellentuck, MSW, LISW
Clinical Social Worker, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Julie C. Feurtado, RN, BSN, OCN
Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Julie M. Fleshman, JD, MBA *
President and Chief Executive Officer, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Antonio Tito Fojo, MD, PhD
Head, Experimental Therapeutics Section; Senior Investigator, Medical Oncology Branch Affiliates, The Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health

Gilad S. Gordon, MD, MBA *
President, Orra Group, LLC, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Jasmine Greenamyer *
Chief Operating Officer, Colon Cancer Alliance

J. Russell Hoverman, MD, PhD
Vice President of Managed Care, Texas Oncology, Medical Director of Managed Care and Disease Management, US Oncology Network

The Honorable Steny Hoyer
Representative, 5th Congressional District of Maryland and House and Democratic Whip, 112th Congress

Louis B. Jacques, MD
Director, Coverage & Analysis Group, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Professor David Kerr, CBE, MA, MD, DSc, FRCP (Glas, Edin & Lon), FRCGP (Hon), FMedSci
President, European Society of Medical Oncology; Professor of Cancer Medicine, University of Oxford, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Ira M. Klein, MD, MBA, FACP
Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, National Accounts Clinical Sales & Strategy, Aetna, Inc.

Margaret "Mimi" Mahon, PhD, RN, FAAN
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, George Mason University, College of Health & Human Services

Beth N. Peshkin, MS, CGC
Associate Professor of Oncology, Senior Genetic Counselor, Education Director, Fisher Center for Familial Cancer Research, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Arnold L. Potosky, PhD
Director, Health Services Research, Fisher Center for Familial Cancer Research, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Andrew Putnam, MD
Assistant Professor of Oncology and Medicine, Director of the Palliative Care Program, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Gregory H. Reaman, MD
Associate Director, Office of Oncology Drug Products, Office of New Drugs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Mace L. Rothenberg, MD *
Senior Vice President, Clinical Development & Medical Affairs, Oncology Business Unit, Pfizer, Inc.

Mona Sabharwal, PharmD
Executive Director, Pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review

Erin Sandene, RN, BSN, CCRC
Clinical Research Nurse for Breast Oncology, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Michael Sapienza *
Executive Director and Founder of Chris4life Colon Cancer Foundation

Ellen V. Sigal, PhD
Chairperson and Founder, Friends of Cancer Research

Arthur "Art" Small, MD
Head, Oncology Outcomes Research Biometrics, Health Outcomes and Payer Support, US Medical Affairs, Genentech, Inc.

Thomas J. Smith, MD, FACP
Director of Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Professor of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Paul Wallace, MD
Senior Vice President and Director of the Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research, The Lewin Group

Louis M. Weiner, MD
Director, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center


* Ruesch Center Advocacy Board Member