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, 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, IL

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, TX

Versha Banerji, MD, FRCPC

Senior Scientist & Hematologist, Department of Hematology & Oncology 
CancerCare Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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, FL

Danielle M. Brander, MD

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

Jennifer R. Brown, MD, PhD

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

John M. Burke, MD

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

John C. Byrd, MD

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

Ian Flinn, MD, PhD

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

Richard R. Furman, MD

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

Peter Hillmen, MD, PhD

Professor of Experimental Hematology, Honorary Consultant Hematologist
University of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS
Leeds, United Kingdom

Neil Kay, MD

Consultant, Division of Hematology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Kaitlin Kennard, BSN, RN

Clinical Research Nurse
Lymphoma Research Program
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

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, CA

Adam Kittai, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Hematology
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

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, NY

Krish Patel, MD

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

Guilherme Perini, MD

Head of Hematology, Américas Oncologia
Chief of Lymphoma, Hospital Municipal da Vila Santa Catarina
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tycel J. Phillips, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Rogel Cancer Center
University of Michigan

Lindsey Roeker, MD

Medical Oncology/Hematology Fellow
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

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, CA

John Seymour, MBBS, FRACP, PhD

Director, Department of Hematology & Cancer Medicine
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Melbourne, Australia

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, WA

Sanjay Sharma, MD

St. Jude Medical Center
Fullerton, CA

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, CA

Kostas Stamatopoulos, MD, PhD

Director of the Institute of Applied Biosciences
CERTH, Centre for Research and Technology
Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece

Chris Stewart

Senior Partner
Gallup Inc.
Washington, DC

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, TX

Adrian Wiestner, MD, PhD

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