Maria Baggstrom, MDMaria Baggstrom, MD
Washington University in Saint Louis

Maria Baggstrom is a thoracic medical oncologist who trained at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and joined the faculty at Washington University at St. Louis (WUSTL) in 2005. Her research/clinical interests are in clinical trial methodology and in clinical trials of therapeutic agents in lung cancer. She has been active in ASCO, the Alliance cooperative group, and the American College of Physicians (ACP). She has a strong interest in education serving as the faculty mentor for the WU Oncology Interest Group, course director for the fourth-year medical student hematology/oncology electives, course coordinator for the hematology/oncology outpatient clinical rotations for the internal medicine residency program, and key clinical faculty and faculty development leader for the hematology/oncology fellowship program. She has also helped to develop the WU Oncology Education Portal and is developing a peer group mentoring program for mid-career faculty at WUSTL.


Nishin Bhadkamkar, MDNishin Bhadkamkar, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Nishin Bhadkamkar, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of General Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC). After obtaining his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, he completed an internal medicine residency at Emory University and a fellowship in medical oncology at MDACC. He joined the MDACC faculty in 2011 as a general medical oncologist with a particular interest in gastrointestinal malignancies.

Dr. Bhadkamkar is a dedicated clinical educator whose primary academic focus is the education and professional development of hematology/oncology fellows. He serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at MDACC. His leadership roles in the fellowship program include Director of Education, Director of the Didactic Core Curriculum, and Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee. He has received several institutional awards in recognition of his educational efforts, including the Teacher of the Year Award, the Leadership in Education Award, and the Emil J. Freireich Award for Excellence in Education.


Jeremy Cetnar, MD, MSJeremy Cetnar, MD, MS
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

Jeremy Cetnar attended Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine followed by internal medicine residency at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).  Following residency, Jeremy worked as a hospitalist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  He then completed a hematology and oncology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania where he also obtained a Master of Science in health policy research. Jeremy joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin in 2009. He currently works at OHSU as an assistant professor within the Knight Cancer Institute, where he is co-lead of the thoracic medical oncology program.  Jeremy splits his clinical time between Portland Veteran’s Administration Medical Center and OHSU where he treats patients with thoracic and genitourinary malignancies.  Jeremy is passionate about education and is privileged to serve as the fellowship director for the hematology and medical oncology program.


Julia Close, MDJulia Close, MD
University of Florida Shands Cancer Center

Dr. Close is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Fellowship Training Program within the Division of Hematology and Oncology. Her clinical focus is on thoracic oncology. She is a clinician educator, with research interest in curriculum related to general oncology and interactions with patients at the end of life. She is actively nationally in education, serving on the ASCO’s Professional Development Committee and the In-Training Exam Writing Sub-committee. Additionally, she holds leadership positions at a local and national level in the Veteran's Health Administration (VHA). She was previously Section Chief of Oncology at the Gainesville VAMC, and has been in her current position as the Assistant Chief of the Medical Service since 2015. She is Chair of the VHA Oncology Field Advisory (FAC) Committee, a national committee providing guidance for national VA policy. She is interested in performance improvement in oncology, and has a national role in this through the VA FAC and through her membership on ASCO's Workforce Advisory Group Committee.


Meredith Giuliani, MBBSMeredith Giuliani, MBBS
Princess Margaret Hospital

Meredith Giuliani is an assistant professor in the University of Toronto, Department of Radiation Oncology and a radiation oncologist in the Radiation Medicine Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She received her MBBS qualification from the University of London, England and her Master of Education from the University of Toronto. She completed her residency training at the University of Toronto. She is the Chair of the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology’s Education Committee and the Director of Undergraduate Education for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto, the Medical Director of Education for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Cancer Care Ontario Smoking Cessation Champion for Toronto Central South. Her clinical interests include lung cancer, head and neck cancers and endocrine cancers.


Simon Hughes, MBBS, MDSimon Hughes, MBBS, MD
Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Trust

Simon Hughes is a Clinical Oncologist at Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Trust, London, UK, where he specialises in the non-surgical treatment of urological malignancies. He is the Treasurer for the British Uro-oncology Group, and a past president of the Oncology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is a member of the Translational Urology and Oncology Research (TOUR) team based at King’s College London. His research interests include tumour motion, radiotherapy dose escalation, and the combination of novel agents with radiotherapy. Simon plays an active role in medical education. He is the Education and Training Lead for King’s Health Partners Comprehensive Cancer Centre, and Associate Clinical Dean at King’s College London School of Medical Education. Simon is a keen sailor and has completed 4 Fastnet races (Royal Ocean Racing Club).  He is also a Vice-President of Guy’s Hospital Rugby Football Club (est. 1843) – “The oldest rugby club in the world.”


Annie Im, MDAnnie Im, MD
University of Pittsburgh

Annie Im is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Hillman CancerCenter.  Annie completed her undergraduate degree at Williams College and earned her medical degree at Stony Brook School of Medicine.  She then came to the University of Pittsburgh for her Internal Medicine residency training, where she also served as Chief Medical Resident.  She stayed in Pittsburgh to pursue Hematology/Oncology Fellowship and Blood and Marrow Transplant Fellowship at UPMC, where she served as Chief Fellow.  She has been on faculty since completing fellowship in July 2013.  Annie has been heavily involved in medical education for residents and fellows, first being appointed as Associate Program Director for the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship in September 2013, and then recently appointed as Program Director in July 2017.  She also serves as the Subspecialty Education Coordinator for the Internal Medicine Residency.  Her research and clinical interests focus on hematologic malignancies and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, particularly in the areas of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), late effects after stem cell transplant. 


Issam Makhoul, MDIssam Makhoul, MD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Issam Makhoul is a hematologist and medical oncologist, directory of the Division of Medical Oncology and the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). After obtaining his M.D. from the University of Tishreen, Lattakia, Syria, he pursued further education in Paris, France and became certified in endocrinology and metabolic diseases from the University of Rene Descartes, Paris, France. In the U.S., he completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Penn State Geisinger Medical Center and his Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, graduating in 2002. Since then, he has been at UAMS.

A member of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute (WPRCI), Dr. Makhoul conducts clinical and translational research in breast cancer and immuno-oncology and provides clinical care to breast cancer and melanoma patients. He led the investigation of the role of the antiangiogenic drug bevacizumab in breast cancer and identified possible predictive markers for its response. He is the PI of several studies using the locally developed carbohydrate mimetics peptides cancer vaccine in breast cancer and other malignancies. He is also a Co-PI of the program investigating the mechanism of doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity.

Among the multiple roles Dr. Makhoul plays, his role as educator occupies a special place in his heart. The spectrum of his educational activities includes teaching medical students, residents, fellows, his peers at the WPRCI and the community, the public and his patients. He is the CME director of the WPRCI and an active member of the teaching faculty at the College of Medicine. He created the Clinical and Translational Sciences Certificate in Oncology (CTSCO) to bridge the gap between basic scientists and clinicians and designed the Burnout, Coping and Empathy Project for fellows and faculty. He initiated “I Am a Survivor,” a series of workshops for cancer patients and their families.


Adriana Malone, MDAdriana Malone, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Adriana K. Malone earned her medical degree at the School of Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2000.  She then completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine as well as her fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai School in New York City.  After completing her training in 2007, Dr. Malone joined the faculty at Mount Sinai in the division of Hematology/Oncology and the Tisch Cancer Institute and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology.

Dr. Malone's clinical interest and focus lies in hematologic malignancies and in stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy. In addition, Dr. Malone has a strong interest in medical education and leadership; she directs the Bone Marrow Transplant as well as the Hematology/Medical Oncology fellowships at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.


Kristen Marrone, MDKristen Marrone, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Kristen Marrone is an Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Upper Aerodigestive Disease Division, focusing on early phase immunotherapy clinical trial research approaches in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). She completed medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine where she graduated AOA before completing her Internal Medicine residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. While completing her Medical Oncology Fellowship at Johns Hopkins, Kristen was selected as Chief Fellow with a focus on medical education and curriculum development. After coming on faculty, she was named Associate Program Director of the Hematology/Medical Oncology fellowship, where her focus was on curriculum development and outpatient clinical experience. Kristen Marrone is currently obtaining her Master’s in Education of Health Professions.


Eric Roeland, MDEric Roeland, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Eric Roeland is a palliative oncologist—a fellowship-trained and board-certified palliative care and medical oncology physician. His palliative care practice includes all cancer patients while his oncology clinical practice focuses on the care of patients with GI cancers. Dr. Roeland’s career focuses on improving the quality of life for symptomatic cancer patients by identifying, validating, and expanding pharmacologic interventions to minimize suffering. He has been the recipient of the Alliance Cancer Control Program Junior Faculty Award, UC San Diego KL2 Award, and Cambia Health Foundations Sojourns Scholar Award. He serves ASCO as Co-Chair for the Supportive Care and Cachexia/Nutrition Guidelines Committees as well as member of the planning committee for the Palliative and Supportive Care Annual Meeting. He is committed to serving as an inspiring leader in palliative oncology research to improve the quality of life of cancer patients, minimize toxicity, and improve cancer treatment.


Jennifer Tseng, MDJennifer Tseng, MD
The University of Chicago

Jennifer Tseng is a board-certified surgical oncologist and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Chicago.  She is the Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency and the Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship.  She is currently participating in the University of Chicago’s Medical Education Research, Innovation, Teaching, and Scholarship Faculty Fellowship and is due to start her Master’s in Health Professions Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago in July 2018.  While in residency, she was selected for a three-year term as the national resident representative for the ACGME’s Residency Review Committee for General Surgery, Complex General Surgical Oncology, Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.  She also served as the inaugural Chair of the SSO Fellows Subcommittee, an extension of the Society of Surgical Oncology’s Training Committee.