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Mark M. Udden, MD, Chair

Mark M. Udden, MD Dr. Udden, a board-certified hematologist and internist, is Chief of Benign Hematology and Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is Chief of Hematology at the Ben Taub General Hospital and Harris Health Smith Clinic. He is also an attending physician in the Baylor Clinic and consults at Baylor Saint Luke's Medical Center and the Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women. He has a special interest in sickle cell disease and hematology of pregnancy. He also co-chairs the second-year medical student course in hematology/oncology and has an active teaching role for resident and fellowship training at Baylor.

He has served at Baylor as Core Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine from 1990 to 2007 and Chairman of the Longitudinal Ambulatory Care Experience course from 1994 to 1999. He was an adjunct Assistant then Associate Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Rice University from 1983 until 1992.

Dr. Udden is Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Hematology Board. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. At Baylor, he has received numerous teaching awards including the Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson, Jr. Presidential Award for Excellence in Education in 2008 and the Master Clinician Lifetime Award in 2013.

He received his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology at Baylor College of Medicine.

As of May 2021, Dr. Udden reported the following external relationships:

Dr. Udden serves in significant roles with the following organization, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • American Society of Hematology, participating in Work Force Summit and Committee for Hematology-Focused Fellowship, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.

Dr. Udden also reported compensation for medical legal consulting, with a portion paid to Baylor College of Medicine.

Paul T. Adams, MD

Paul T. Adams, MD Dr. Adams is in private practice at Genesee Hematology/Oncology PC. He is the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Director and Director of Hematology/Oncology Services at Genesys Regional Medical Center. He is also Medical Director of Medical Oncology for Ascension Michigan. Dr. Adams serves as a faculty member at the University of Michigan and is a member of American Board of Internal Medicine Hematology Board.

Dr. Adams is a graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine. His internal medicine residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, followed by a hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Michigan.

As of April 2022, Dr. Adams reported no external relationships.

Meghan Gutierrez

Meghan GutierrezMeghan Gutierrez is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lymphoma Research Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit organization devoted to funding lymphoma research and education, advancing both the study of new cancer therapies and improved patient care.

A government relations and health care policy specialist, Ms. Gutierrez has pursued an array of public policy issues during her career, ranging from mental health parity and rare disease awareness to medical technology and the treatment of chronic disease. Following her work as a Congressional staff member for one of the U.S. House of Representatives' foremost leaders on health care policy, she served as a health policy and communications advisor for several national nonprofit and educational institutions, including Columbia University and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America.

Ms. Gutierrez was named Lymphoma Research Foundation Chief Executive Officer in 2014. In this role she represents the Foundation and the lymphoma community before numerous audiences, including the U.S. Congress, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, pharmaceutical industry and health insurance payers. She has written and lectured extensively about the needs of cancer patients and served on committees and panels of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, Institute of Medicine, and National Cancer Institute, among others. She has received numerous national awards and recognition for her work to champion the needs of people with cancer and underserved patient populations. Additionally, Ms. Gutierrez was among 100 women listed in Crain's Notable Women in Health Care, recognizing her commitment to the healthcare industry and moving it toward gender equality. Similarly, Ms. Gutierrez was recognized by PR News as a Top Women in Healthcare for her national leadership in healthcare.

Ms. Gutierrez earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.

As of July 2021, Dr. Gutierrez reported the following external relationships:

Ms. Gutierrez is employed by the Lymphoma Research Foundation. It offers a national continuing medical education program, Lymphoma Rounds, and oversees the staff developing this program.

Ishmael A. Jaiyesimi, DO

Ishmael JaiyesimiDr. Jaiyesimi specializes in hematology-oncology and is the Director of the Hematology- Oncology Fellowship Program and Department Chair for the Hematology – Oncology Department at William Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak and is on staff at Beaumont in Troy, Michigan. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and its sub-specialty boards in Medical Oncology and Hematology.

Dr. Jaiyesimi has been training internal medicine residents, medical students and fellows in hematology/oncology for almost three decades. Active in the clinical research of cancer and the Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO), he is also a Professor of Medicine in Hematology/ Oncology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Dr. Jaiyesimi is a fellow of the American College of Physicians; a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Medical Association, American Society of Hematology, American Osteopathic Association, and Oakland County Medical Society.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy in Minneapolis with a bachelor's of science degree in pharmacy and a master's degree in social and administrative pharmacy, Dr. Jaiyesimi attended medical school and graduated Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California where he received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree. He continued in medicine by completing an internal medicine residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, and completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. I am certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and its sub-specialty boards, medical oncology, and hematology.

As of August 2021, Dr. Jaiyesimi reported the following external relationships.

Dr. Jaiyesimi serves in significant roles with the following organization, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Michigan, Trustee Member, without compensation.

Dr. Jaiyesimi also reports that he gives didactic lectures in medical oncology and hematology to their hematology and oncology fellows, residents, and medical students at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

Marc J. Kahn, MD, MBA

Marc J. Kahn, MD, MBADr. Kahn is the Peterman-Prosser Professor and Senior. Associate Dean at Tulane University School of Medicine where he has appointments in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology in addition to the Tulane AB Freeman School of Business. Dr. Kahn’s research interests include medical education, non-malignant hematology and healthcare finance. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology.

Dr. Kahn is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Hematology Board. He served on the Board of Directors for the National Residency Matching Program. He also serves several leadership roles with the American College of Physicians (ACP) including serving as Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for 2018 and 2020 and as a contributor or editor for MKSAP 13 through 18. Dr. Kahn was elected a Master of the ACP in 2018. Additionally, he has served as National Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Student Affairs. He has also held leadership positions with the American Society of Hematology (ASH), including serving as contributor or editor of the ASH SAP for the first five editions. He has also served as Vice Chair of the ASH Committee on Educational Affairs and served as the Inaugural Sr. Director of the ASH Medical Educator’s Institute. Dr. Kahn was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London.

Dr. Kahn received his bachelor and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania where he completed his internal medicine residency, chief medical residency and hematology/medical oncology fellowship. Dr. Kahn completed his master’s degree in business administration at Tulane’s AB Freeman School of Business in 2010.

As of July 2021, Dr. Kahn reported the following external relationships:

Work as an author or editor for following company, with compensation as listed:

  • Springer, receiving compensation for authorship of Basic Business Skills for Healthcare Providers.

Dr. Kahn serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • American Society of Hematology, Vice Chair of Committee on Educational Affairs, Senior Director of American Society of Hematology Medical Educators Institute, Member of Highlights of American Society of Hematology Committee, Member of Communications Committee, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.

Sandra E. Kurtin, PhD, ANP-C, AOCN

photo of Sandra E. Kurtin, PhD, ANP-C, AOCNSandra E. Kurtin, PhD, ANP-C, AOCN, maintains a busy clinical practice at the University of Arizona Cancer Center and holds appointments as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Arizona. She is the Director of Advanced Practice and oversees the clinical integration of informatics and other clinical initiatives for the oncology service line.  Dr. Kurtin has 37 years of oncology experience, 29 of those in advanced practice.   Dr. Kurtin is a founding Board Member and current President of the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology (APSHO) and maintains membership in ASH, ASCO, ACCC, AANP, ONS, and the Nightingale Honors Society.  She is on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the International MDS Foundation and is aa associate member of the Commission on Cancer. She was awarded the 2019 ONS Excellence in Medical Oncology Award and the Arizona March of Dimes Advanced practitioner of the Year (2021) and Nurse of the Year Award for Mentoring (2010).  She is an Associate Editor for The Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology and is an editorial board member for the ASH News, JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics, The Oncology Nurse, and the ASCO People Living with Cancer website. Dr. Kurtin has published patient and caregiver handbooks, book chapters, and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer Nursing, Clinical Leukemia, Blood, Leukemia Research, The Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, and The Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

As of October 2022, Dr. Kurtin reported no external relationships.

Selina M. Luger, MD

Selina M. Luger, MDDr. Luger is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she is a member of the Hematologic Malignancies Program of the Abramson Cancer Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada where she is board certified in Internal Medicine ( RCPSC) and she has active board certification in Hematology ( ABIM) and inactive but eligible for certification in Internal Medicine and Oncology (ABIM). She serves as a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Hematology Board.

She is actively involved with the American Society of Hematology where she is a member of the Committees on Scientific Affairs and she is co-Chair of the Women in Hematology Working Group. She is an Associate Editor of Blood. She is actively involved in clinical research in the Acute Leukemias and related myeloid disorders and serves as the co-Chair of the Leukemia Committee and the Adolescent and Young Adult Subcommittee of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.

Dr. Luger received her undergraduate degree at Harvard, and her medical degree at McGill University.

As of August 2021, Dr. Luger reported the following external relationships:

Funding for clinical trial expenses and staff, paid to the University of Pennsylvania, from the following companies:

  • Onconova Therapeutics
  • Seattle Genetics
  • Roche
  • Biosight

Teaching in or developing continuing medical education with funding from the following companies, with honoraria:

  • Physicians Education Resource, receiving honoraria
  • Acute Leukemia Foundation, without compensation.
  • Imidex, receiving honoraria.
  • Medscape, receiving honoraria.

Work as an author or editor for following company, with compensation as listed:

  • American Society of Hematology, receiving compensation as Associate Editor for Blood.

Dr. Luger serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • American Society of Hematology, committee member and working group Co-chair, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, Committee Co-chair, without compensation.

Marc S. Zumberg, MD

Marc S. Zumberg, MDDr. Zumberg is Professor and Section Chief Non-Malignant Hematology at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida. He is board certified in Hematology.

Dr. Zumberg has been a faculty member at the University of Florida since completing his combined fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology in 2000. He currently serves as Professor of Medicine and as Section Chief of Non-Malignant Hematology. From 2006-2014, he served as Associate Professor of Medicine and from 2000-2006, as Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Zumberg has served as Medical Director for Therapeutic Apheresis for LifeSouth Community Blood Centers since 2000.

Dr. Zumberg served on the American Society of Hematology (ASH) committee on training programs from 2008-2015. He served as the ASH Liaison on Maintenance of Certification to the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Hematology Board from 2015-2017, and currently serves as a member of the ABIM Hematology Board. He was an inaugural faculty member at the ASH Medical Educators Institute where he subsequently served as faculty. He was recognized as the basic science teacher of the year at the University of Florida Medical School in 2017 and the hematology course he directs was voted best basic science course by the graduating medical students in 2016-2018.

Dr. Zumberg received a bachelor's degree in neurobiology in 1990 and his medical degree in 1994, both from the University of Michigan. He completed an internal medicine residency in 1997 and a hematology-oncology fellowship in 2000, both at the University of Florida.

As of May 2022, Dr. Zumberg reported the following external relationships:

Consulting on design of new drugs or devices, clinical trials, the use of specific agents or other research-related activities for the following companies, with honoraria:

  • Janssen
  • UCB
  • Sanofi

Dr. Zumberg serves in significant roles with the following organizatios, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • American Society of Hematology, Highlights of American Society of Hematology lecturer, member of several committees, receiving consulting fees and reimbursement for travel expenses.
  • Best Doctors, receiving honoraria.