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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 Leadership

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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  • Chief Scientific Director, CIBMTR NMDP
  • Senior Vice President, Patient Outcomes and Experience, NMDP/Be The Match
  • Scientific Director, RCI BMT


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Bronwen Shaw, MD, PhD
  • Chief Scientific Director, CIBMTR MCW
  • Research Director for the SCTOD
  • Professor of Medicine at MCW

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Mary Hengen, MBA

  • Vice President, Patient Outcomes and Experience, NMDP/Be The Match


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Patty Steinert, PhD, MBA

  • Executive Scientific Director, Policy and Governance, CIBMTR MCW
  • Associate Professor of Medicine at MCW

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Steven Devine, MD

  • Senior Scientific Director, CIBMTR NMDP
  • Chief Medical Officer, NMDP/Be The Match 
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Marcelo Pasquini, MD, MS

  • Senior Scientific Director, and PI and Registry Director of the CIDR, CIBMTR MCW
  • Scientific Director for the Cellular Immunotherapy for Cancer Working Committee
  • Professor of Medicine at MCW
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J. Douglas Rizzo, MD, MS

  • Senior Scientific Director and Principal Investigator of the SCTOD, CIBMTR MCW
  • Professor of Medicine at MCW
  • Associate Director of Clinical Operations for the Froedtert and MCW Cancer Center

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Stephen Spellman, MBS

  • Vice President of Research and Senior Scientific Director, CIBMTR NMDP
  • Scientific Director for the Graft Sources and Manipulation Working Committee
  • Co-Scientific Director for the GVHD Working Committee
  • Principal Investigator for the Research Repository
  • Program Manager for the NMDP/Be The Match Office of Naval Research Grant
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Mei-Jie Zhang, PhD

  • Chief Statistical Director, CIBMTR MCW
  • Biostatistician for the Acute Leukemia Working Committee and Graft Sources and Manipulation Working Committee
  • Professor of Biostatistics at MCW


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Mary Eapen, MBBS, MS

  • Senior Scientific Director and Co-PI for the Cure Sickle Cell Disease OTA, CIBMTR MCW
  • Professor of Medicine at MCW
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Kathryn E. Flynn, PhD

  • Senior Scientific Director of Patient-Reported Outcomes, CIBMTR MCW
  • Professor of Medicine at MCW
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M​ary Horowitz, MD, MS

  • Scientific Director Emeritus, CIBMTR MCW
  • Principal Investigator for the Data and Coordinating Center of the BMT CTN
  • Co-PI for the Cure Sickle Cell Disease OTA
  • Deputy Cancer Center Director, MCW
  • Robert A. Uihlein Professor of Hematologic Research at MCW
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Kristin Page, MD, MHS, MEd

  • Senior Scientific Director of Data Operations, CIBMTR MCW
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hematology / Oncology / BMT at MCW
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at MCW
  • Scientific Director for the Acute Leukemia Working Committee
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Wael Saber, MD, MS

  • Senior Scientific Director of Data Science and Personalized Medicine
  • Scientific Director for the Chronic Leukemia Working Committee, and Health Services and International Studies Working Committee
  • Professor of Medicine at MCW


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Scientific Directors

Scientific Directors participate in CIBMTR activities, including supporting the 15 CIBMTR Working Committees to ensure that each is meeting the needs and addressing the priorities of the scientific and medical communities that the CIBMTR serves.

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Yung-Tsi Bolon, PhD

  • Director, Be The Match Immunobiology & Bioinformatics Research
  • Scientific Director for the Immunobiology Working Committee
  • Graduate faculty for the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program at the University of Minnesota
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Larisa Broglie, MD, MS

  • Scientific Director for the Pediatric Cancer Working Committee and the Non-Malignant Diseases Working Committee
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hematology / Oncology / BMT at Children's Wisconsin
  • Clinical Director of the BMT and Cellular Therapy Immune Deficiency and Dysregulation Team, Children's Wisconsin
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Saurabh Chhabra, MD, MS

  • Scientific Director for the Regimen-Related Toxicity and Supportive Care Working Committee
  • Associate Professor of Medicine at MCW

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Rachel Cusatis, PhD

  • Scientific Director of Patient-Centered Research and Survivorship
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at MCW

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Anita D’Souza, MD

  • Scientific Director for the Plasma Cell Disorders Working Committee
  • Associate Professor of Medicine at MCW
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​Mehdi Hamadani, MD

  • Scientific Director for the Lymphoma Working Committee
  • Director of Adult Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at MCW
  • Professor of Internal Medicine at MCW


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​Stephanie J. Lee, MD, MPH

  • Co-Scientific Director for the Immunobiology Working Committee
  • Scientific Director for the GVHD Working Committee
  • Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington
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Amy Moskop, MD, MS

  • Assistant Scientific Director, Cellular Immunotherapy for Cancer Working Committee
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy, Children's Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin

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​Rachel Phelan, MD, MPH

  • Scientific Director for the Late Effects and Quality of Life Working Committee
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hematology / Oncology / BMT at MCW
  • Director of the Next Steps Survivorship Program at Children's Wisconsin
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​Marcie Riches, MD, MS

  • Scientific Director for the Infection and Immune Reconstitution Working Committee
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Heather Stefanski, MD, PhD

  • Vice President, Medical Services, NMDP/Be The Match
  • Scientific Director for the Donor Health and Safety Working Committee


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Statistical Directors

Statistical Directors provide 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

  • Statistical Director for the Lymphoma, Pediatric Cancer, and Regimen-Related Toxicity and Supportive Care Working Committees
  • Professor of Biostatistics at MCW
  • Graduate Program Director at MCW
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Paul Auer, PhD

  • Faculty, Bioinformatics Working Group
  • Professor of Biostatistics at MCW

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Ruta Brazauskas, PhD

  • Statistical Director for the Health Services and International Studies, Plasma Cell Disorders, and Late Effects and Quality of Life Working Committees
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics at MCW
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Soyoung Kim, PhD

  • Statistical Director for the Cellular Immunotherapy for Cancer, Chronic Leukemia, and Non-Malignant Diseases Working Committees
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics at MCW
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Brent Logan, PhD

  • Statistical Director for the Donor Health and Safety 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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Michael Martens, PhD

  • Statistical Director for the Infection and Immune Reconstitution Working Committee
  • Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at MCW
  • Protocol statistician for the BMT CTN  

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Tao Wang, PhD

  • Statistical Director for the Graft-versus-Host Disease Working Committee 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

  • Sr. Director of IT, CIBMTR MCW
  • 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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Deb Christianson

  • Director, Data Operations, CIBMTR NMDP
  • Provide oversight to electronic data capture and data transmission applications, development and revision of case report forms, data auditing/quality, center support activities, and training programs
  • Oversees data management responsibilities for the HRSA contract for the SCTOD
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​Sharniece Covill

  • Director of Business Operations, CIBMTR MCW
  • Oversees the deliverables and milestones associated with the full portfolio of CIBMTR products
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​Sherry Fisher

  • Director of Advancement, CIBMTR MCW
  • Manages the advancement activities to generate continued non-federal financial support
  • Oversees meetings and communications activities, including the annual Tandem Meetings
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Erin Leckrone, MBA

  • Sr. Director, Be The Match Clinical Trials
  • 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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Meggan McCann, MPH

  • Director, Strategic Programs, NMDP/Be The Match
  • Director, Office of Patient Advocacy HRSA contract
  • Oversees NMDP IRB as IRB Administrator
  • Oversees data, analytics, biostatistics, health services research, and translational marketing teams in support of NMDP Patient Outcomes and Experience operations and the CIBMTR
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Laurie O'Reilly, MBA

  • Director, Finance and Administration, CIBMTR MCW
  • Manages activities of the CIBMTR MCW finance and administrative teams
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Waleska S. Pérez, MPH

  • Program Director of Statistical Operations and Clinical Outcomes Research, CIBMTR MCW
  • Oversees Master’s-level statisticians
  • Provides administrative oversight of the Clinical Outcomes Research Program
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Guillermo Vazquez-Toro, PhD

  • Director of the Corporate Office, CIBMTR MCW
  • Directs acquisition of corporate opportunities 
  • Provides oversight of the Corporate Project portfolio


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Last Updated: 5/25/2022 3:38 PM
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