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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
John Wingard, MD, Shands HealthCare & University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Immediate Past Chair:
Rob Soiffer, MD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Vice Chairs:
  North America: Marcos de Lima, MD, Seidman Cancer Center-University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  Europe: Katarina Le Blanc, MD, PhD, Karolinska University Hospital, Centre for Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation, Stockholm, Sweden
  Central / South America: Gregorio Jaimovich, MD, Sanatorio Anchorena, Caba, Argentina and Hospital Universitario Fundacion Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  Asia / Africa / Australia: Biju George, MBBS, MD, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India

Appointed Members
Bioethicist: Gregory Abel, MD, MPH, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Business Representative: Jeff Chell, MD, NMDP/Be The Match, Minneapolis, MN
​CIDR Executive Committee Representative:
Miguel-Angel Perales, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
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: Susan Rossmann, MD, PhD, Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Center, Houston, TX
Patient / Family Representatives, (Co-Chairs, Consumer Advocacy Committee)

Jack Aiello, EE, MS, San Jose, CA

Bryce Waldman, Chicago, IL


Ex Officio Non-Voting Committee Members
ASTCT Representative:
Pavan Reddy, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Chief Executive Officer, NMDP/Be The Match:
Amy Ronneberg, NMDP/Be The Match, Minneapolis, MN
Chief Scientific Director:Mary M. Horowitz, MD, MS, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI
Chief Statistical Director:Mei-Jie Zhang, PhD, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI
Associate Chief Scientific Director:
Bronwen Shaw, MD, PhD, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI
Chief Medical Officer, NMDP/Be The Match; Associate Scientific Director / Senior Vice President of Research, CIBMTR Minneapolis:
Steven Devine, MD, CIBMTR, Minneapolis, MN
Interim Senior Vice President, Patient Outcomes and Experience CIBMTR Minneapolis:
Mary Hengen, MBA, CIBMTR, Minneapolis, MN
Senior Scientific Director, SCTOD:
J. Douglas Rizzo, MD, MS, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI

​Vice President, CIBMTR Minneapolis:

Executive Director, CIBMTR Milwaukee:Patricia Steinert, PhD, MBA, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI​
​Senior Manager, Data and Program Evaluation, Patient Services:
​Meggan McCann, MPH, NMDP, Minneapolis, MN
Senior Research Advisor:
Daniel Weisdorf, MD, CIBMTR, Minneapolis, MN
Be The Match / MCW / HRSA Contracting Officer:
Nawraz Shawir, MBBS
Be The Match / Navy Project Officer:
MCW / HRSA Contracting Officers:
Marilyn Levi, MD
MCW / NCI Project Officer:
Lori Henderson, PhD
MCW / NHLBI Project Officers:
Nancy DiFronzo, PhD
Nahed El Kassar, MD, PhD
MCW / NIAID Project Officer:
Linda Griffith, MD, PhD
Nominating Committee Chair (chair will not vote on Nominating Committee tasks):
Michael Verneris, MD

Last Updated: 8/25/2020 2:31 PM