ASCO Election Candidates


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SIXTEEN DISTINGUISHED ASCO members have been selected by the ASCO Nominating Committee as candidates for open leadership positions within the Society, including: 

  • The offices of President-Elect and Treasurer 
  • Four seats on the Society’s Board of Directors 
  • Two seats on the Nominating Committee 

Eligible ASCO members* can vote for their chosen leaders during the election period, which will run from November 1 to December 4, 2017. 

President-Elect Candidates (One seat, 4-year term) 

  • Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO: Sarah Cannon and Tennessee Oncology (TN) 
  • Therese Marie Mulvey, MD, FASCO: Massachusetts General Hospital North Shore Cancer Center (MA) 

Treasurer Candidates (One seat, 4-year term) 

  • Laurie E. Gaspar, MD, MBA, FASTRO, FACR: University of Colorado (CO) 
  • David R. Spriggs, MD, FACP, FASCO: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (NY) 

Board of Directors—Community Oncologist Candidates (One seat, 4-year term) 

  • Melissa Dillmon, MD: Harbin Clinic (GA) 
  • Tracey Weisberg, MD: New England Cancer Specialists (ME) 

Board of Directors—International Oncologist Candidates (One seat, 4-year term) 

  • Nagi S. El-Saghir, MD, FACP: American University of Beirut Medical Center (Lebanon) 
  • Tony S.K. Mok, BMSc, MD, FRCP(C), FRCP (Edin.), FHKCP, FHKAM (Medicine), FASCO: The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 

Board of Directors—Radiation Oncologist Candidates (One seat, 4-year term) 

  • A. William Blackstock, MD: Wake Forest University (NC) 
  • Adam P. Dicker, MD, PhD, FASTRO: Thomas Jefferson University, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (PA) 

Board of Directors—Undesignated Specialty Candidates (One seat, 4-year term) 

  • Lee M. Ellis, MD, FACS, FASCO: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (TX) 
  • Blase N. Polite, MD, MPP: University of Chicago (IL) 

Nominating Committee— Undesignated Specialty Candidates (Two seats, each a 3-year term) 

  • John V. Cox, DO, MBA, FACP, FASCO: Parkland Health System and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (TX) 
  • N. Lynn Henry, MD, PhD, FACP: University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute (UT) 
  • W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD: Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (TN) 
  • Michael A. Thompson, MD, PhD: Aurora Health Care (WI) 

Election results will be announced mid-December, and newly elected officers will begin their terms of service at the conclusion of the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago. 

Please contact ASCO Elections at elections@asco. org with any questions. ■

*Eligible members are those who are Full members or Emeritus members who were formerly Full members and who are in “good standing” as of October 18, 2017. 

© 2017. American Society of Clinical Oncology. All rights reserved. 


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