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Scientific Advisors

The Scientific Advisory Committee of the American Lung Association makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on a range of subjects surrounding lung health and the Lung Cancer Expert Medical Advisory Panel provides the American Lung Association with strategic advice on critical lung cancer science and lung cancer-related issues.

Scientific Advisory Committee
  • William C. Bailey, M.D.
    Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama Birmingham
  • Michael F. Busk, M.D., MPH
    System Executive, St. Vincent Health, Wellness & Preventive Institute, Indiana
  • Mario Castro, M.D., MPH
    Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics & Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, Missouri
  • Brian W. Christman, M.D.
    Professor and Vice-chair, Clinical Affairs and Associate Program Director, Medicine Residency Program, Vanderbilt University
    Area of Expertise: General pulmonary medicine and health effects of air pollution
  • Malcolm DeCamp, M.D.
    Fowler McCormick Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Barry Gottschalk
  • Mitchell H. Grayson, M.D.
    Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology and Professor of Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University
  • MeiLan K. Han, M.D.
    Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan Health System and Director of the Women's Respiratory Clinic
    Area of Expertise: COPD, interstitial lung disease, lung transplant and women's respiratory health
  • James R. Jett, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine Emeritus, National Jewish Health, and Chief Medical Officer, Oncimmune LLC
  • David J. Lederer, M.D.
    Associate Professor and Pulmonologist, Columbia University Medical Center, New York
  • Pierre Massion, M.D.
    Professor of Cancer Research, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Elizabeth L. McQuaid, Ph.D., ABPP
    Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Pediatrics, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Bruce Montgomery, M.D.
    CEO, Avalyn Pharma
  • James Mulshine, M.D.
    Acting Dean of the Graduate College and Vice President and Associate Provost of Research, Rush University
  • Jonathan M. Samet, M.D.
    Dean and Professor of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health
  • Neil Schachter, M.D.
    Maurice Hexter Professor of Pulmonary and Community Medicine and Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Karin A. Tollefson, PharmD
    Sr. Director, Global Medical Affairs & Clinical Development; Oncology Business Unit, Eli Lilly & Co., Indiana
  • Peter F. Vitiello, Ph.D.
    Assistant Scientist in the Environmental Influences on Health & Disease Group, Sanford Research and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • James West, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Robert Wise, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Lung Cancer Expert Medical Advisory Panel
  • David P. Carbone, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of the James Thoracic Center, OSUMC
  • Alberto de Hoyas, M.D.
    Director of the Center for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Malcolm DeCamp, M.D.
    Fowler McCormick Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Jorge Gomez, M.D.
    Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program and World Trade Center oncology clinic, Mount Sinai
    Area of Expertise: Lung cancer, oncology
  • Eric Hart, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Radiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • James R. Jett, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine Emeritus, National Jewish Health, and Chief Medical Officer, Oncimmune LLC
  • Robert Keith, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Denver
  • Scott Lippman, M.D.
    Director, Moores Cancer Center and Senior Associate Dean, UC San Diego
  • David Madtes, M.D.
    Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington
  • Peter J Mazzone, M.D., MPH, FCCP
    Pulmonologist and Director, Lung Cancer Program, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic
  • Andrea McKee, M.D.
    Partner, Radiation Oncology Associates and Chairman of Radiation Oncology, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC)
    Area of Expertise: Lung cancer, lung cancer screening
  • James Mulshine, M.D.
    Acting Dean of the Graduate College and Vice President and Associate Provost of Research, Rush University
  • Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou, M.D.
    Professor of Oncology, Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Joe Pressler, M.D.
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Patricia L. Rich, M.D.
    Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology, Cancer Treatment Center of America® (CTCA) and Vice Chief of Staff, Lung Cancer Institute/CTCA®, Southeastern Regional Medical Center
  • Albert Rizzo, M.D., FACP, FACCP
    Section Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Christiana Care Health Systems
  • Jonathan M. Samet, M.D.
    Dean and Professor of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health
  • Rachel Sanborn, M.D.
    Co-Director, Providence Thoracic Oncology Program, Providence Cancer Center
  • Alice Shaw, M.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Antoinette Wozniak, M.D., FACP
    Professor of Oncology and Medicine; Co-Director of Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Oncology, Karmanos Cancer Institute
Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel
  • Joseph G. Allen, D.Sc., MPH
    Assistant Professor/Director, Healthy Buildings program, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health/Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment
  • Caryn Blanton, MSW, LCSW
    Clinical Social Worker, Rush University Medical Center
  • Lisa M. Brown, M.D., MAS
    Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery, University of California, Davis Health
  • Mario Castro, M.D., MPH
    Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics & Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, Missouri
  • Malcolm DeCamp, M.D.
    Fowler McCormick Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Marilyn Glassberg, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Mitchell H. Grayson, M.D.
    Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology and Professor of Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University
  • David G. Hill, M.D.
    Director of Clinical Research, Waterbury Pulmonary Associates, Connecticut
  • James R. Jett, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine Emeritus, National Jewish Health, and Chief Medical Officer, Oncimmune LLC
  • Martin Joyce-Brady, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Center of Boston University School of Medicine
  • Fernando J. Martinez, M.D., M.S.
    Physician-Scientist, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Meredith C. McCormack, M.D., MHS
    Associate Professor of Medicine & Medical Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
  • Norman H. Edelman, M.D.
    Professor, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Stony Brook University
  • Charles A. Powell, M.D.
    System Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Janice and Coleman Rabin Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Albert Rizzo, M.D., FACP, FACCP
    Section Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Christiana Care Health Systems
  • Luis Rodriguez, M.D., FAAP
    Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, New York University School of Medicine
  • Jonathan M. Samet, M.D.
    Dean and Professor of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health
  • Neil Schachter, M.D.
    Maurice Hexter Professor of Pulmonary and Community Medicine and Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Lecia V. Sequist, M.D., MPH
    Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Attending Physician, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Christine E. Sheffer, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Oncology, Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute

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