LMSDR’s Scientific Advisory Committee is a well-rounded group of dedicated volunteers who have extensive knowledge of leiomyosarcoma and expertise in either the medical, pharmaceutical, research or patient support professions.
The Foundation’s Executive Committee appoints the Scientific Advisory Committee members, who serve primarily in an advisory capacity to the Foundation. At the request of the Executive Director, the Scientific Advisory Committee reviews grant applications and makes individual recommendations to the Board of Trustees on which grants to award. Committee members may also be called upon to advise on other matters when their guidance may be beneficial to aid the Board of Trustees or the executive director in making decisions.
We are grateful to the members of the Scientific Advisory Committee, all of whom donate their time and talents to our Foundation and mission.
Matt Hemming MD, PhD
Dr. Hemming is an Oncology Fellow with Dana Farber’s sarcoma program. He was awarded the 2017 Young Investigators Award at ASCO.
Alexander Lazar MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology, Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Director, Selective (Soft Tissue) Pathology Fellowship Training Program, Department of Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
JERAD GARDNER MD
DEBRA SIMONS | RN, PhD, CNE, CC
SANDRA D’ANGELO MD
Dr. Sandra D’Angelo is an attending physician in Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Sarcoma Oncology Program, specializing in immunotherapeutics. She is a member of the Immunotherapeutics Clinic (ITC), which designs and conducts early clinical trials using investigational therapies.
SARAH SALEM-ROBINSON | PA
SUZANNE GEORGE | MD
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Assistant Professor of Medicine – Harvard Medical School. Clinical Director, Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology
THIERRY JAHAN | MD
University of California – San Francisco. Professor of Medicine. Director, Clinical Services, Division of Hematology/Oncology
PAST COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Meg Thorburn | DVM, MPVM, PhD
Suzan Vrijaldenhoven | MD
Jen Smith | BS, DVM
Amy Rovi | BA
DOREEN KOSSOVE | MSc, MD, DABP
Dr. Doreen Kossove worked in research and as a practicing pediatrician. She educated and guided patients since 2001 on the ACOR LM-Sarcoma List Group. Dr. Kossove is author of the comprehensive educational website, Leiomyosarcoma is a Rare Cancer.