ASCO Announces Election Candidates; Voting Opens on November 5

The ASCO Nominating Committee has selected 12 distinguished ASCO members as candidates for open leadership positions within the Society. 

In addition to candidates for open leadership positions, this year’s election will include a vote on proposed amendments to the ASCO bylaws. Detailed information about the proposed bylaws amendments will be made available before the voting period opens. 

Eligible members* can vote for their chosen leaders and on the proposed bylaws amendments beginning November 5, 2020. 

President-Elect (one seat, 4-year term) 

James L. Abbruzzese, MD, FACP, DSc (hon), FASCO
Duke Cancer Center 

Eric P. Winer, MD, FASCO 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

Board of Directors – Designated Community Oncologist (one seat, 4-year term) 

Melissa S. Dillmon, MD, FASCO 
Harbin Clinic LLC 

Gladys I. Rodriguez, MD 
South Texas Oncology and Hematology, P.A. 

 
Board of Directors – Designated Medical Oncologist (one seat, 4-year term) 

Primo “Lucky” N. Lara, Jr., MD 
University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Taofeek K. Owonikoko, MD 
Winship Cancer Institute & School of Medicine, Emory University 

 
Board of Directors – Undesignated Specialty (one seat, 4-year term) 

Mariana Chavez Mac Gregor, MD, MSc 
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center  

Charles R. Thomas, Jr., MD, FASCO 
Oregon Health and Science University

Nominating Committee – Undesignated Specialty (two seats, each a 3-year term)  

Toni K. Choueiri, MD 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

Daniel J. George, MD 
Duke University Medical Center 

Merry J. Markham, MD, FACP, FASCO 
University of Florida 

Nathan A. Pennell, MD, PhD, FASCO 
Cleveland Clinic 

Election results will be announced in mid-December, and newly elected officers will begin their terms of service in June 2021. Please contact ASCO Election staff with any questions. 

*Eligible members are those who are Full members, Emeritus members who were formerly Full members, or Honorary members, and who are in good standing as of October 19, 2020.