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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.

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Scientific Advisory Committee
  • William C. Bailey, M.D.
    Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama Birmingham
  • Rabih I. Bechara, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine/Director: Thoracic Institute, Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Medical College of GA
  • Michael F. Busk, M.D., MPH
    System Executive, St. Vincent Health, Wellness & Preventive Institute
  • Mario Castro, M.D., MPH
    Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine; Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research; Director, Rainbow Clinical and Translational Science Unit, Frontiers; University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Brian W. Christman, M.D.
    Professor and Vice-chair, Clinical Affairs and Associate Program Director, Medicine Residency Program, Vanderbilt University
  • Malcolm DeCamp, M.D.
    Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Anne E. Dixon, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
  • Marilyn Glassberg, M.D.
    Division Chief, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Arizona College 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
  • MeiLan K. Han, M.D.
    Professor, Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan Health System and Director of the Michigan Airways Program
  • James R. Jett, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine Emeritus, National Jewish Health, and Co-Chief Medical Officer, Biodesix, Inc.
  • David J. Lederer, M.D.
    Medical Director, Clinical Sciences, Respiratory and Inflammation at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 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 and Environmental and Occupational Health 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
  • 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
  • Hossein Borghaei, MS, DO
    Chief of Thoracic Medical Oncology, Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • David P. Carbone, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of the James Thoracic Center, OSUMC
  • David Tom Cooke, M.D., FACS
    Associate Professor, University of California, Davis Medical Center, UC Davis Health
  • Alberto de Hoyas, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Thoracic Surgery Services, at UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Malcolm DeCamp, M.D.
    Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Jorge Gomez, M.D.
    Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program and World Trade Center oncology clinic, Mount Sinai
  • 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 Co-Chief Medical Officer, Biodesix, Inc.
  • Robert Keith, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Denver
  • Michael Kelley, M.D.
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • 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
  • Rami Manochakian, M.D.
    Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Florida
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Jonathan M. Samet, M.D.
    Dean and Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental and Occupational Health 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, Department of Oncology at Hillman Cancer Center at the University of Pittsburgh
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
  • Lisa M. Brown, M.D., MAS
    Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery, University of California, Davis Health
  • Mario Castro, M.D., MPH
    Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine; Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research; Director, Rainbow Clinical and Translational Science Unit, Frontiers; University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Malcolm DeCamp, M.D.
    Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • 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
  • James R. Jett, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine Emeritus, National Jewish Health, and Co-Chief Medical Officer, Biodesix, Inc.
  • Martin Joyce-Brady, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Center of Boston University School of Medicine
  • Meredith C. McCormack, M.D., MHS
    Associate Professor of Medicine & Medical Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
  • Stefanie Purdon, M.D., M.B.A.
    Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellow, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Albert Rizzo, M.D., FACP
  • 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 and Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health
  • Anna K. Saulitis, AM, LCSW
    Clinical Social Worker, Rush University Medical Center
  • Neil Schachter, M.D.
    Maurice Hexter Professor of Pulmonary and Community Medicine and Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Christine E. Sheffer, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Oncology, Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Cardinale B. Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Tisch Cancer Institute and Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
  • Carey C. Thomson, M.D., MPH
    Associate Chair, Department of Medicine and Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital and Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Hilary Tindle, M.D., MPH
    Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine & Public Health and Founding Director, ViTAL, the Vanderbilt Center for Tobacco, Addiction and Lifestyle Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Media Spokespersons
  • John R. Balmes, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
  • Rabih I. Bechara, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine/Director: Thoracic Institute, Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Medical College of GA
  • Brian W. Christman, M.D.
    Professor and Vice-chair, Clinical Affairs and Associate Program Director, Medicine Residency Program, Vanderbilt University
  • David Tom Cooke, M.D., FACS
    Associate Professor, University of California, Davis Medical Center, UC Davis Health
  • Norman H. Edelman, M.D.
    Professor, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Stony Brook University
  • Afif El-Hasan, M.D.
    Pediatrician, Kaiser Permanente, California
  • Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D., MHS
    Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Community Engagement Co-Director, Baltimore Breathe Center
  • Jamie Garfield, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Clinical Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Temple Lung Center, Temple University Hospital; Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Internal Medicine Residency; Core Clinical Educator, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Jorge Gomez, M.D.
    Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program and World Trade Center oncology clinic, Mount Sinai
  • Traci Gonzales, APRN, PNP-C, AE-C
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
  • Payel Gupta, M.D., FACAAI
    ENT and Allergy Associates, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
  • MeiLan K. Han, M.D.
    Professor, Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan Health System and Director of the Michigan Airways Program
  • David G. Hill, M.D.
    Director of Clinical Research, Waterbury Pulmonary Associates
  • Meredith C. McCormack, M.D., MHS
    Associate Professor of Medicine & Medical Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
  • Andrea McKee, M.D.
    Partner, Radiation Oncology Associates and Chairman of Radiation Oncology, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC)
  • Juanita Mora, M.D.
    Allergist/Immunologist, Chicago Allergy Center
  • Albert Rizzo, M.D., FACP
  • Cedric "Jamie" Rutland, M.D.
    Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California Riverside
  • S. Christy Sadreameli, M.D., MHS
    Pediatric Pulmonologist, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Jacob Sands, M.D.
    Thoracic Medical Oncologist, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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