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CLL Society Expert Medical Council

CLL Society has established an Expert Medical Council which is comprised of a diverse group of world-renowned CLL experts. These trusted individuals work with our medical writers, scientific contributors, and staff to verify that all content is medically accurate, reflects best practices, and conveys the latest evidence-based information.

Syed Ali Abutalib - CLL Society

Syed Ali Abutalib, MD

Co-Director, Hematology and Cellular Therapy Programs
Director, Clinical NMDP and CTCA Apheresis Programs
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Affiliate of City of Hope
Zion, Illinois

Dr. Arnason - CLL Society

Jon Arnason, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital
Boston, MA

Farrukh T. Awan - CLL Society

Farrukh T. Awan, MD

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Director of Lymphoid Malignancies Program
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Jacqueline C. Barrientos - CLL Society

Jacqueline C. Barrientos, MD, MS

Chief of Hematologic Malignancies
Director of Oncological Research
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Adjunct Associate Professor, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Mount Sinai Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center
Miami Beach, Florida

Kristen Battiato - CLL Society

Kristen Battiato MSN, RN, AGNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Leukemia Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering
New York, New York

Sushma Bharadwaj, MD

Instructor, Medicine-Blood & Marrow Transplantation
Stanford Medicine
Palo Alto, California

Danielle M. Brander - CLL Society

Danielle M. Brander, MD

Division of Hematologic Malignancies & Cellular Therapy
Duke Cancer Institute
Durham, North Carolina

Jacqueline Broadway-Duren - CLL Society

Jacqueline Broadway-Duren, PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Advanced Practice Provider
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Jennifer Brown - CLL Society

Jennifer R. Brown, MD, PhD

Worthington and Margaret Collette Professor of Medicine in the Field of Hematologic Oncology, Harvard Medical School
Director, CLL Center
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

John M. Burke - CLL Society

John M. Burke, MD

Associate Chair, US Oncology Hematology Research Program
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers
Aurora, Colorado

Dr. John Byrd - CLL Society

John C. Byrd, MD

The Gordon and Helen Hughes Taylor Professor and Chair
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio

Andres Chang - CLL Society

Andres Chang, MD, PhD

Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Winship Cancer Institute
Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Bruce Cheson - CLL Society

Bruce D. Cheson, MD, FACP, FAAAS, FASCO

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Bethesda, Maryland

Catherine Coombs - CLL Society

Catherine C. Coombs, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

Wei Ding - CLL Society

Wei Ding, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Consultant, Hematology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Ian Flinn - CLL Society

Ian Flinn, MD, PhD

Director, Lymphoma Research
Sarah Cannon Center for Blood Cancer
Nashville, Tennessee

Richard R. Furman - CLL Society

Richard R. Furman, MD

Director of the CLL Research Center
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York

Brian Hill - CLL Society

Brian Hill, MD, PhD

Taussig Cancer Center
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Carmen N. Janes - CLL Society

Carmen N. Janes, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Hematologic Malignancies
Department of Pharmacy
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

Neil Kay - CLL Society

Neil Kay, MD

Consultant, Division of Hematology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Thomas Kipps - CLL Society

Thomas Kipps, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology-Oncology
Deputy Director of Research
University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center
La Jolla, California

Koehler, Amber - CLL Society

Amber Koehler, PA-C

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Enterprise Lead CLL APP
Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center
Rochester, MN

Jean Louise Koff - CLL Society

Jean Louise Koff, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Leslie, Lori Ann - CLL Society

Lori Leslie, MD

Director, Indolent Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Programs
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack, New Jersey

Matthew Lunning - CLL Society

Matthew Lunning, DO, FACP

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Clinical Research, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Professor, Division of Oncology & Hematology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

S. Shahzad Mustafa - CLL Society

S. Shahzad Mustafa, MD

Lead Physician – Allergy, Immunology, & Rheumatology
Rochester Regional Health
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, New York

Chadi Nabhan - CLL Society

Chadi Nabhan, MD, MBA, FACP

Chairman – Precision Oncology Alliance
Caris Life Sciences
Chicago, Illinois

Patel, Krish - CLL Society

Krish Patel, MD

Director, Lymphoma Program
Interim Chief of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapies, Swedish Cancer Institute
Seattle, Washington

Sameer Parikh - CLL Society

Sameer Parikh, MBBS, MD

Assistant Professor, Hematology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Tycel J. Phillips - CLL Society

Tycel J. Phillips, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, California

Lindsey Roeker - CLL Society

Lindsey Roeker, MD

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

Steven T. Rosen - CLL Society

Steven T. Rosen, MD, FACP

Provost and Chief Scientific Officer
Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center and Beckman Research Institute
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, California

Christina M. Russomanno - CLL Society

Christina M. Russomanno, MS, RN, ANP-C, AOCN

Nurse Practitioner, Leukemia Service
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York City, New York

Mazyar Shadman - CLL Society

Mazyar Shadman, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology
University of Washington School of Medical Oncology
Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington

Sanjay Sharma - CLL Society

Sanjay Sharma, MD

St. Jude Medical Center
Fullerton, California

Dr. Tanya Siddiqi - CLL Society

Tanya Siddiqi, MD

Director, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Program, Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, California

William G. Wierda - CLL Society

William G. Wierda, MD, PhD

Clinical Medical Director-Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine
Professor, Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine
Executive Medical Director, Inpatient Medical Services
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Adrian Wiestner - CLL Society

Adrian Wiestner, MD, PhD

Senior Investigator
Laboratory of Lymphoid Malignancies
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bethesda, Maryland

Heather Wolfe - CLL Society

Heather Wolfe, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of CLL Survivorship Program
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Jennifer Woyach - CLL Society

Jennifer Woyach, MD

D Warren Brown Professor of Leukemia Research
Section Head, CLL and Hairy Cell Leukemia
Associate Division Director for Clinical Research
Division of Hematology
Co-Director, Leukemia Research Program
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbus, Ohio