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ASCO Welcomes 2019–2020 Leadership Development Program Participants, Education Scholars


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ASCO is pleased to announce the 2019–2020 participants in its Leadership Development Program and Education Scholars Program.

Leadership Development Program

The ASCO Leadership Development Program, which began in 2009, is a year-long program designed to train future leaders in oncology by supporting their development as they learn valuable leadership skills.

The Leadership Development Program provides oncologists with lifelong skills by providing training from an executive coach, networking opportunities with colleagues, and mentorship from ASCO leaders. Participants receive formal media training, advocacy training, and experience on Capitol Hill, as well as a day-long introduction to drug and device development and approval at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Participants also learn about ASCO’s role in developing the future of cancer care. The skills participants acquire can accelerate their leadership success locally, nationally, and internationally, as well as within ASCO and other professional organizations.

2019–2020 Leadership Development Program Class

  • Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania
  • Wendy Allen-Rhoades, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Julia Beaver, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Sandra P. D’Angelo, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Avram Denburg, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPC, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Stephanie L. Graff, MD, FACP, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health
  • Petros Grivas, MD, PhD, University of Washington
  • Jamie L. Lesnock, MD, FACOG, UPMC-Magee Womens Hospital
  • David Margel, MD, PhD, Rabin Medical Center
  • Nadine Jackson McCleary, MD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Jennifer Young Pierce, MD, MPH, University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute
  • Kathryn J. Ruddy, MD, MPH, Mayo Clinic
  • Karyn Stitzenberg, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina
  • Laura Tenner, MD, MPH , Mays Cancer Center
  • Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD, FACP, FCCP, New York University
  • Jason Westin, MD, MS, FACP, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

2019–2020 Leadership Development Program Mentors

  • Carolyn B. Hendricks, MD, FASCO, Maryland Oncology Hematology PC
  • Neal J. Meropol, MD, FASCO, Flatiron Health
  • Wells Messersmith, MD, FACP, University of Colorado
  • Joan Schiller, MD, FASCO, University of Virginia

Education Scholars Program

The Education Scholars Program, which launched in 2018, is dedicated to exposing scholars to the study of learning science and leadership training. Participants gain an understanding of cognitive science and adult learning theory and apply this knowledge to an ASCO learning activity, with the intent to integrate the activity into ASCO’s education portfolio.

Education Scholars leave the program with the knowledge and leadership experience needed to advance medical education within ASCO, at their institutions, and in the broader medical community.

2019–2020 Education Scholars Program Participants

  • Sam Brondfield, MD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Rachel J. Buchsbaum, MD, Tufts Medical Center
  • Tyler Paul Johnson, MD, Stanford School of Medicine
  • Rami Manochakian, MD, Mayo Clinic, Florida
  • Jonathan Michael Marron, MD, MPH, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • Mairéad McNamara, MBBS, PhD, University of Manchester/The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sarah Nagle, MD, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Deepa Rangachari, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
  • Jennifer E. Schwartz, MD, FRCPC, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Vatché Tchekmedyian, MD, MEd, Maine Medical Center
  • Gina M. Villani, MD, MPH, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
  • Katherine Walsh, MD, The Ohio State University

2019–2020 Education Scholars Program Mentors

  • Jill Gilbert, MD, FACP, FASCO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • David L. Graham, MD, FASCO, Levine Cancer Institute
  • Jamie Von Roenn, MD, FASCO, ASCO 

© 2019. American Society of Clinical Oncology. All rights reserved.


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