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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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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
  • 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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Steven Devine, MD

  • Associate Scientific Director for CIBMTR Minneapolis
  • Senior Vice President and Senior Medical Director of Research Operations for NMDP/Be the Match 
  • Co-Scientific Director of the RCI BMT
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​​Daniel Weisdorf, MD

  • Senior Research Advisor for the CIBMTR
  • Scientific Director of the Acute Leukemia Working Committee
  • President of the WBMT
  • 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 at the University of Minnesota Medical 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 Non-Malignant Diseases Working Committees
  • Protocol Officer for several BMT CTN trials
  • Professor of Medicine at MCW

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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

  • Vice President and Senior Scientific Director of the Health Services Research Program for the CIBMTR
  • Co-Scientific Director of the RCI BMT
  • Medical Director, Medical Services, NMDP/Be The Match
  • Past President of ASH, 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 Cellular Immunotherapy for Cancer 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 WBMT
  • 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
  • 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, and prospective research
  • Staff Liaison to the NMDP/Be The Match Donor and Patient Safety Monitoring Advisory Group
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​Patricia Steinert, PhD, MBA

  • Executive Director for CIBMTR Milwaukee, CIBMTR Research Operations Milwaukee
  • Oversees administrative, scientific, and statistical activities of CIBMTR Milwaukee
  • Directs research operations functional teams 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.

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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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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 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 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

  • Biostatistician for the Lymphoma and Pediatric Cancer Working Committees
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics at MCW
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Ruta Brazauskas, PhD

  • Biostatistician for the Cellular Immunotherapy for Cancer, Health Services and International Studies, and Late Effects and Quality of Life 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 and the Non-Malignant Diseases 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 CIBMTR Minneapolis
  • Oversees data capture (metadata, forms revision and FormsNet application testing and development) as well as compliance and quality assurance (data quality, auditing and monitoring) teams
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​Janet Brunner-Grady, PA-C

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

  • Director of Business Operations for the CIBMTR
  • Oversees the deliverables and milestones associated with the full portfolio of CIBMTR products

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​Sherry Fisher

  • Director of Business Development 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 TCT 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 Statistical Operations and Clinical Outcomes Research for the CIBMTR
  • Oversees Master’s-level statisticians
  • Provides administrative oversight of the Clinical Outcomes Research Program
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​Matt Prestegaard

  • Director of IT for the CIBMTR in Minneapolis
  • Focuses on developing IT systems in the areas of searching and matching, case management, international communications, and research 
  • Former Chair of the European Marrow Donor Information System Technical Group
  • Former Chair of the World Marrow Donor Association IT Working Group

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Last Updated: 5/2/2019 12:56 PM
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