Faculty PhotoManagement of Ventricular Assist Devices
Mark L. Barr, MD
Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Associate Director, Cardiothoracic Surgical Research
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California
Faculty PhotoManaging and Monitoring Posttransplant Patients
Asad Bashey, MD, PhD
Clinical Research Medical Director
The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia
Faculty Photo Genetic Counseling and Cancer
Robin Bennett, MS, CGC, DSc (Hon)
Senior Licensed Genetic Counselor
Manager of Program Operations
Co-Director, Genetic Medicine Clinics
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, Washington
Faculty Photo An Overview of Stem Cell Transplantation (SCT)
Michael R. Bishop, MD
Director, Hematopoeitic Stem Cell Transplantation Program
Section of Hematology/Oncology
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
Faculty Photo Surgical Oncology
David R. Byrd, MD, FACS
Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington
Faculty Photo What’s New in Colorectal Cancer Research and Treatment?
George A. Fisher, Jr., MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Oncology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California
Faculty Photo Kidney Paired Donation: How Is It Working?
John J. Friedewald, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Division of Nephrology
Director, Clinical Research
Comprehensive Transplant Center
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
Faculty Photo Palliative Care for the Pediatric Patient
Richard Goldstein, MD
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School;
Attending Physician, Pediatric Advanced Care Team
Clinical Director, Program on Sudden Unexplained Death in Pediatrics
Boston Children’s Hospital & Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusets
Faculty Photo Challenges of Pediatric Heart Transplantation
Beth D. Kaufman, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine;
Director, Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Program
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Palo Alto, California
  Management of the Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivor
Elizabeth A. Kvale, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Palliative and Supportive Care Outpatient Services
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Faculty Photo Novel Agents for Graft-Versus-Host Disease
John Koreth, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School;
Division of Hematologic Malignancies
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusets
Faculty Photo

Malignant Melanoma: Advances in Adjuvant Therapy and Treatment of Metastatic Disease
Alissa Marr, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical Oncology Director, Bellevue Medical Center;
Division of Oncology/Hematology
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Faculty Photo

Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation
David Mercer, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)
Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program
Associate Professor of Surgery
Liver/Small Bowel Transplant Program
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Faculty Photo Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP
Chair, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Deputy Director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona
Faculty Photo Adolescent and Young-Adult Oncology
Jennifer Reichek, MD, MSW
Assistant Professor
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine;
Attending Physician, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplant
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Faculty Photo

The Role of Pharmacogenomics in the Future of Health Care
Mary W. Roederer, PharmD, BCPS
Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy
Adjunct Assistant Professor
UNC Department of Family Medicine
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Faculty Photo Liver Transplant for Patients With Hepatitis C
Anil Seetharam, MD
Consultant, Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology
Banner Transplant and Advanced Liver Disease Center;
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona
Faculty Photo Ethics of Transplantation: Proposed Changes in Abdominal Organ Allocation
Dorry Segev, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Biostatistics, and Epidemiology
Director of Clinical Research, Division of Transplantation
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Faculty Photo STC for Pediatric Solid Tumors
Alix E. Seif, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania;
Attending Physician, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Section
Division of Oncology
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Faculty Photo Malignancy After Stem Cell Transplantation
Shalini Shenoy, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Attending Physician, Hematology, Oncology and General Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
Faculty Photo Lung Transplantation
Fernando Torres, MD
Director, Lung Transplant Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Faculty Photo

Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Celalettin Ustun, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Faculty Photo

Cancer Pain Management: Finding the Best Treatment for Patients
Sharon Weinstein, MD, FAAHPM
Professor of Anesthesiology
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology and Internal Medicine (Oncology)
Senior Consultant, Supportive Oncology
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah


Conference Planning Committee

Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA
Chief, Division of Transplantation
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

Michael R. Bishop, MD
Director, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Barbara Lindberg, JD, RN
Activity Manager, Lead Nurse Planner
OptumHealth Education

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