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Leadership

CIBMTR leadership is provided by transplant physicians, many with statistical training, as well as other national and international experts in transplant research and biostatistics.

Who We Are

Senior Leaders

The Senior Leaders of CIBMTR work with the scientific, advisory, executive, and oversight committees to provide vision and leadership for CIBMTR’s programs and activities.

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M​ary Horowitz, MD, MS

  • Chief Scientific Director for the CIBMTR
  • Principal Investigator for the Data and Coordinating Center of the BMT CTN
  • Research Director for the SCTOD
  • Robert A. Uihlein Professor of Hematologic Research at MCW
  • Associate Director for Cancer Genomics
  • Professor of Hematology and Oncology at MCW
  • Attending physician in the MCW HCT program
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C. Randy Mills, PhD

  • Executive Director for the CIBMTR
  • Chief Executive Officer of NMDP/Be The Match
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Dennis Confer, MD

  • Associate Scientific Director for CIBMTR Minneapolis
  • Co-PI of the Data and Coordinating Center of the BMT CTN
  • Co-Scientific Director of the RCI BMT
  • Ex Officio Senior Advisor of the Donor Health and Safety Working Committee
  • Chief Medical Officer of NMDP/Be The Match
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Steven Devine, MD

  • Senior Vice President and Senior Medical Director, Research Operations within the CIBMTR
  • Senior Scientific Director within CIBMTR
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​​Daniel Weisdorf, MD

  • Senior Research Advisor for the CIBMTR
  • Scientific Director of the Acute Leukemia Working Committee
  • President-Elect of the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota
  • Chief of the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation at the University of Minnesota
  • Associate Chair of Clinical Research in the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota
  • Attending physician in the University of Minnesota HCT program
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Mei-Jie Zhang, PhD

  • Chief Statistical Director for the CIBMTR
  • Biostatistician for the Acute Leukemia and Graft Sources and Manipulation Working Committees 
  • Professor of Biostatistics at MCW
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Mary Eapen, MBBS, MS

  • Senior Scientific Director of Research Operations for the CIBMTR
  • Scientific Director for the Graft Sources and Manipulation; Pediatric Cancer; and the Primary Immune Deficiencies, Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Other Non-Malignant Marrow Disorders Working Committees
  • Protocol Officer for several BMT CTN trials
  • Professor of Medicine at MCW
  • Attending physician in the MCW HCT program
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Kathryn E. Flynn, PhD

  • Senior Scientific Director of Patient-Reported Outcomes for the CIBMTR
  • Associate Professor of Medicine at MCW
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J. Douglas Rizzo, MD, MS

  • Senior Scientific Director and Principal Investigator of the SCTOD for the CIBMTR
  • Professor of Medicine at MCW
  • Associate Director of Clinical Operations for the Froedtert and MCW Cancer Center
  • Attending physician in the MCW HCT program
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Bronwen Shaw MD, PhD

  • Senior Scientific Director of Data Operations for the CIBMTR 
  • Co-Scientific Director of the RCI BMT
  • Scientific Director of the Late Effects and Quality of Life Working Committee as well as the Donor Health and Safety Working Committee
  • Professor of Medicine at MCW
  • Attending physician in the MCW HCT program
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​Linda Burns, MD

  • Senior Scientific Director of the Health Services Research Program for the CIBMTR
  • Co-Scientific Director of the RCI BMT
  • Vice President and Medical Director, Health Services Research, NMDP/Be The Match
  • Past President of the American Society of Hematology, 2014
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Marcelo Pasquini, MD, MS

  • Senior Scientific Director of CIBMTR Clinical Trials Support – BMT CTN for the CIBMTR
  • Scientific Director for the Autoimmune Diseases and Cellular Therapies Working Committee and the Regimen-Related Toxicity and Supportive Care Working Committee
  • Protocol Officer and Director of Medical Monitors for the BMT CTN
  • CIBMTR representative to the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Associate Professor of Medicine at MCW
  • Attending physician in the MCW HCT program
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​Martin Maiers, MS

  • Vice President of Biomedical Informatics for the CIBMTR
  • Staff liaison to the NMDP/Be The Match Histocompatibility Advisory Group (also known as the CIBMTR Immunobiology Steering Committee)
  • Co-Chair of Informatics: International Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Workshop
  • Member of World Health Organization HLA Nomenclature Committee
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​Roberta King, MPH

  • Vice President for CIBMTR Minneapolis, CIBMTR Research Operations Minneapolis
  • Oversees the administrative, research administration, scientific, and statistical support activities of CIBMTR Minneapolis
  • Directs research operations functional areas for human subject protection program, data management, auditing and monitoring, observational research, prospective research, and IT
  • Staff Liaison to the NMDP/Be The Match Donor and Patient Safety Monitoring Advisory Group
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​Patricia Steinert, PhD, MBA

  • Vice President for CIBMTR Milwaukee, CIBMTR Research Operations Milwaukee
  • Oversees the administrative, scientific, and statistical support activities of CIBMTR Milwaukee
  • Directs research operations functional areas for data operations, statistical operations, IT, and advancement

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Scientific Directors

Scientific Directors lead the 15 CIBMTR Working Committees to ensure that each is meeting the needs and addressing the priorities of the scientific and medical communities that CIBMTR serves.

Mukta Arora

Mukta Arora, MD, MBBS, MS

  • Scientific Director of the Graft-versus-Host Disease Working Committee
  • Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota
  • Attending physician in the University of Minnesota HCT program
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Anita D’Souza, MD

  • Assistant Scientific Director of the Plasma Cell Disorders and Adult Solid Tumors Working Committee
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at MCW
  • Attending physician in the MCW HCT program
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​Parameswaran Hari, MD, MS

  • Scientific Director of the Plasma Cell Disorders and Adult Solid Tumors Working Committee
  • Armand J. Quick – William F. Stapp Professor of Hematology at MCW
  • Associate Division Chief, Hematology and Oncology at MCW
  • Attending physician in the MCW HCT program
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​Mehdi Hamadani, MD

  • Scientific Director of the Lymphoma Working Committee
  • Director of Adult Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at MCW
  • Associate Professor of Medicine at MCW
  • Attending physician in the MCW HCT program
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​Stephanie J. Lee, MD, MPH

  • Senior Scientific Director of Immunobiology Research for the CIBMTR
  • Co-Scientific Director of the Immunobiology Working Committee
  • Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington
  • Attending physician member in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center HCT program
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Caleb Kennedy, PhD

  • Senior Manager, Bioinformatics Research
  • Manages bioinformatic algorithm activities
  • Supports research related to next generation DNA sequencing, delivery of new histocompatibility biomarkers, machine learning, and data mining​

Marcie Riches, MD, MS

  • Scientific Director of the Infection and Immune Reconstitution Working Committee
  • Protocol Officer and Medical Monitor for several BMT CTN trials 
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Director of BMT Clinical Research and Data Quality at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Attending physician in the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center HCT program
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Wael Saber, MD, MS

  • Scientific Director of the Chronic Leukemia and Health Services and International Studies Working Committees
  • Assistant Scientific Director of the Acute Leukemia Working Committee
  • Associate Professor of Medicine at MCW
  • Attending physician in the MCW HCT program
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​Stephen Spellman, MBS

  • Co-Scientific Director of the Graft-versus-Host Disease and Immunobiology Working Committees
  • Director of Immunobiology and Observational Research for the CIBMTR
  • Principal Investigator for the Research Repository
  • Staff liaison to the NMDP/Be The Match Cord Blood Advisory Group Research subcommittee and Histocompatibility Advisory Group (also serves as the CIBMTR Immunobiology Steering Committee)
  • Program Manager for the NMDP/Be The Match Office of Naval Research Grant
  • Graduate faculty in the University of Minnesota Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program

 

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Statistical Faculty

Statistical Faculty provides high level biostatistical support for CIBMTR studies, both observational research and clinical research trials, including special statistical methodologies for the unique challenges of transplantation analysis.

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​Kwang Woo Ahn, PhD

  • Biostatistician for the Chronic Leukemia, Infection and Immune Reconstitution, and Lymphoma Working Committees
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics at MCW
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Ruta Brazauskas, PhD

  • Biostatistician for the Health Services and International Studies Working Committee as well as the Late Effects and Quality of Life and Autoimmune Disorders and Cellular Therapies Working Committees
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics at MCW
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Raphael Fraser, PhD

  • Biostatistician for the Plasma Cell Disorders Working Committees and the BMT CTN
  • Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at MCW
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Soyoung Kim, PhD

  • Biostatistician for the Infection and Immune Deficiencies Working Committees
  • Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at MCW
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​​Ying Liu, PhD

  • Biostatistician for the Chronic Leukemia and Graft-versus-Host Disease Working Committees
  • Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at MCW
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Brent Logan, PhD

  • Biostatistician for the Donor Health and Safety Working Committee and the Regimen-Related Toxicity and Supportive Care Working Committee
  • Lead Statistician for the BMT CTN and Statistical Consultant to the NMDP/Be The Match
  • Professor of Biostatistics at MCW
  • Director of the Division of Biostatistics at MCW
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Tao Wang, PhD

  • Biostatistician for the Graft-versus-Host Disease and Immunobiology Working Committees
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics at MCW

 

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Other Leadership Staff

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​Erik Bergman, MBA, MS

  • Director of IT for the CIBMTR in Milwaukee
  • Leads the IT staff in Milwaukee, which is organized in four teams: Database, Applications Development, Technology Services, and Project Management
  • Oversees management of the Research Database, including extraction of data from source systems as well as their transformation and loading to the database
  • Responsible for data retrievals from the Research Database as well as key solutions for sharing data with stakeholders
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​​Kristina Bloomquist

  • Director of Data Operations for the CIBMTR Minneapolis
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​Janet Brunner-Grady, PA-C

  • Program Director of Data Operations for the CIBMTR Milwaukee
  • Manages the clinical research coordinators, develops training programs, and monitors transplant center CPI
  • Assists clinical research coordinators on both campuses with clinical transplant-related questions
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​Debra Christianson

  • Senior Manager of Auditing and Monitoring for the CIBMTR
  • Oversees the monitoring program for RCI BMT clinical trials and the on-site source document audits on data submitted to the Research Database
  • Responsible for the FormsNet Instruction Manual
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​Sherry Fisher

  • Director of Advancement for the CIBMTR
  • Manages the advancement activities and the Corporate Program, which generates new revenue to create a continued source of non-federal financial support
  • Oversees meetings and communications activities, including the annual BMT Tandem Meetings
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Erin Leckrone

  • Director of Prospective Research for the CIBMTR
  • Manages the activities of the RCI BMT, including the Survey Research Group
  • Oversees the administration of the Clinical Trials Advisory Committee
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Waleska S. Pérez, MPH

  • Program Director of Statistics and Clinical Outcomes Research for the CIBMTR
  • Oversees the Master’s-level statisticians of CIBMTR Milwaukee
  • Provides administrative oversight of the Clinical Outcomes Research Program
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​Matt Prestegaard

  • Director of IT for the CIBMTR in Minneapolis
  • Leads the IT staff in Minneapolis, including project managers, programmer analysts, business systems and data analysts, quality assurance analysts, metadata analysts, and managers
  • Develops, implements, and supports CIBMTR electronic data management, capture, and messaging systems (FormsNet and AGNIS); data marts and data warehouses; infrastructure for these applications; and the curation of common data elements within the Cancer Data Standards Registry and Repository

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Last Updated: 9/10/2018 7:44 AM
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