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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides ongoing advice and counsel to the CIBMTR Coordinating Center. The Executive Committee is responsible for ensuring that the CIBMTR carries out its mission and fulfills the requirements of its policies and procedures.


  • Provide direction on scientific activities and policy decisions
  • Finalize priorities for scientific studies, with input from the Working Committees
  • Review results of audits and recommend measures to address deficiencies
  • Appoint a CIBMTR Program Chair and Organizing Committee for the annual BMT Tandem Meetings and selects the annual Mortimer M. Bortin lecturer


  • Comprised of a subset of CIBMTR Advisory Committee members
Elected Members
Rob Soiffer, MD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
​Past Chair:Paul Martin, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Vice Chairs
  North America: Paul Carpenter, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  Europe: Katarina Le Blanc, MD, PhD, Karolinska University Hospital, Centre for Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation, Stockholm, Sweden
  Central/South America: Nelson Hamerschlak, MD, PhD, Albert Einstein Hospital, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  Asia/Africa/Australia: Biju George, MBBS, MD, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India

Appointed Members
ASBMT Representative: John DiPersio, MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
Bioethicist: Steven Joffe, MD, MPH, Abramson Cancer Center University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Business Representative:  Jeff Chell, MD, NMDP/Be The Match, Minneapolis, MN
Collection Center Representative: James Mason, MD, Scripps Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, La Jolla, CA
Cord Blood Bank Representative: Andromachi Scaradavou, MD, New York Blood Center, Long Island City, NY
Donor Center Representative: Jason Gangewere, NMDP, Philadelphia, PA
Patient/Family Representatives, (Co-Chairs, Consumer Advocacy Committee) Jeffrey Haertling, Tierra Verde, FL
Hilary Hall, Dan​a Farber Cancer Institute, Cambridge, MA


Ex Officio Voting Committee Members
NMDP/HRSA Contracting Officer:Nawraz Shawir, MBBS
NMDP/Navy Project Officer:Robert Hartzman, MD
MCW/HRSA Contracting Officer: Janet Kuamoto-Crawford, PhD, MHS
​MCW/HRSA Contracting Officer: Marilyn Levi, MD
MCW/NCI Project Officer:William Merritt, PhD
MCW/NHLBI Project Officer:Nancy DiFronzo, PhD
MCW/NIAID Project Officer:Linda Griffith, MD, PhD
Nominating Committee Chair (chair will not vote on Nominating Committee tasks):Corey Cutler, MD, MPH, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA


Ex Officio Non-Voting Committee Members
Executive Director:Randy Mills, PhD, NMDP, Minneapolis, MN
Chief Scientific Director:Mary M. Horowitz, MD, MS, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI
Chief Statistical Director (Interim):Mei-Jie Zhang, PhD, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI
Associate Scientific Director SCTOD:J. Douglas Rizzo, MD, MS, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI
Associate Scientific Director CIBMTR Minneapolis:Dennis Confer, MD, NMDP, Minneapolis, MN

​Vice President of Research Operations, CIBMTR Minneapolis:

Roberta King, CIBMTR, Minneapolis, MN
​Vice President of Research Operations, CIBMTR Milwaukee:Patricia Steinert, PhD, MBA, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI​

Senior Vice President and Senior Medical Director, Research Operations:

Steven Devine, MDCIBMTR, Minneapolis, MN
​Vice President Patient Services:​Elizabeth Murphy, EdD, RN, NMDP, Minneapolis, MN
Senior Research Advisor:
Daniel Weisdorf, MD, CIBMTR, Minneapolis, MN

Last Updated: 7/19/2018 2:25 PM