2017 Best of ASCO Faculty

Symposium Director

Luis E. Raez, MD, FACP, FCCP
Chief of Hematology/Oncology & Director
Memorial Cancer Institute
Memorial Healthcare System
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University
Hollywood, FL

Educational Committee

  • Aurelio Castrellon, MD
  • Dina Dumercy, PharmD, BCOP
  • Ana Espinosa, DNP
  • Jorge J. Garcia, PharmD, MS, MHA, MBA
  • Luis E. Raez, MD, FACP, FCCP
  • Eduardo Sotomayor, MD

Guest Faculty

  • Bonnie J. Addario
    Founder and Chairman
    Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF)
    Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI)
    San Carlos, CA
  • Jaffer A. Ajani, MD
    Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology
    Division of Cancer Medicine
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, TX
  • Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor of Medicine,
    Harvard Medical School Breast Oncology Center
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, MA
  • David P. Carbone, MD, PhD Barbara J. Bonner Chair in Lung Cancer Research
    President, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
    Professor of Medicine Director, James Thoracic Oncology Center
    James Cancer Center
    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Columbus, OH
  • Gerardo Colon-Otero, MD
    Associate Dean, Mayo Medical School, Florida Campus
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
    Jacksonville, FL
  • Michael Diaz, MD
    President Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO)
    Secretary Community Oncology Alliance (COA)
    FCS Director of Patient Advocacy
    Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute
    St. Petersburg, FL
  • Hugo F. Fernandez, MD
    Associate Chair, Clinical Director and Senior Member Department of Blood and Marrow
    Center Professor of Oncology, University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL
  • Sergio A. Giralt, MD
    Chief, Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service
    Melvin Berlin Family Chair in Multiple Myeloma Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    New York City, NY
  • Ignacio Gil-Bazo, MD, PhD
    Chairman, Department of Oncology Associate Professor, School of Medicine Principal Investigator
    Program of Solid Tumors and Biomarkers Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Center for Applied Medical Research
    Pamplona, Spain
  • Omid Hamid, MD
    Chief, Translational Research & Immuno-Oncology
    Director, Cutaneous Malignancies The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute
    Director of Experimental Therapeutics, Cedars Sinai Medical Care Foundation
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Lowell L. Hart, MD, FACP
    Scientific Director of Clinical Research,
    Director, Drug Development Program
    Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute
    Ft. Myers, FL
  • Sara A Hurvitz, MD, FACP
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    University of California
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Richard Kim, MD
    Medical Director
    Associate Member, GI Oncology
    Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Interdisciplinary
    Moffitt Cancer Center
    Tampa, FL
  • Primo N. Lara, Jr., MD
    Professor of Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine
    Acting Director, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Sacramento, CA
  • Eileen M. O’Reilly, MD
    Associate Director
    David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer
    Attending Physician, Member Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    New York, NY
  • Raymond Osarogiagbon, MD
    Research  Professor
    University of Memphis School of Public Health
    Director of the Thoracic Oncology Research Group and the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program
    Baptist Cancer Center
    Memphis, TN
  • Daniel P.  Petrylak, MD
    Professor of Medicine and Urology Co-Director, Signal Transduction Research  Program
    Smilow Cancer Center
    Yale University School of Medicine
    New Haven, CT
  • Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, MD, PhD
    Associate Member and Director of Immunotherapy Department of Malignant Hematology
    Tampa, FL
  • Christian Rolfo, MD, PhD, MBAh
    Head of Phase I - Early Clinical Trials Unit Director of Clinical Trial Management Program Oncology Department University Hospital Antwerp
    Antwerp, Belgium
  • Edgardo S. Santos Castillero, MD, FACP
    Medical Director of Cancer Research Thoracic and Head and Neck Cancer Programs
    Lynn Cancer Institute
    Associate Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Florida Atlantic University
    Boca Raton, FL
  • Tanguy Seiwert, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Associate Program Leader Head and Neck Cancer Chicago University of Medicine
    Chicago, IL
  • Eduardo M. Sotomayor, MD
    Director, GW Cancer Center Professor of Medicine
    Division of Hematology/Oncology
    George Washington University
    Washington, DC
  • Vicente Valero, MD
    FACP Professor and Deputy Chairman, Department of Breast Medical Oncology
    Clinical Director, The Morgan Research Program and Clinic Associate Director, Nellie B. Connally Breast Center
    The University of Texas
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, TX
  • Carlos E. Vargas, MD
    Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
    Mayo Clinic
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Howard West, MD
    Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program Swedish Cancer Institute
    Founder & President, Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE)
    Seattle, WA

Memorial Cancer Institute Faculty

  • Marcelo Blaya, MD
    Hematology-Oncology Program
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University
    Hollywood, FL
  • Irene Borrero, PharmD, BCOP
    Oncology Pharmacy Clinical Specialist
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Hollywood, FL
  • Ana Botero, MD
    Radiation Oncology
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University
    Hollywood, FL
  • Ignacio Castellon, MD
    Radiation Oncology
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University
    Hollywood, FL
  • Aurelio Castrellon, MD
    Breast Cancer Program
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University
  • Martin Dietrich, MD, PhD
    Thoracic Oncology Program
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Florida International University
    Hollywood, FL
  • Gelenis Domingo, MD
    Hematology-Oncology Program
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Memorial Aventura Group
    Aventura, FL
  • Dina Dumercy, PharmD, BCOP
    Clinical Manager,Hematology Oncology
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Hollywood, FL
  • Ana Espinosa, DNP, MBA, RN, OCN
    Administrative Director, Oncology Clinical Services
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Hollywood, FL
  • Pablo Ferraro, MD
    Director, Gastrointestinal Malignancies Program
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University
    Hollywood, FL
  • Sarah Francis, PharmD
    Oncology Pharmacy Clinical Specialist
    Memorial Regional Hospital
    Hollywood, FL
  • Jorge J. Garcia, PharmD, MS, MHA, MBA
    Director of Pharmacy
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Hollywood, FL
  • Brian Hunis, MD
    Medical Director, Quality Initiatives and Head & Neck Cancer
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Florida International University
    Hollywood, FL
  • Atif Hussein, MD, MMM, FACP
    Neuro/Oncology Program
    Memorial Regional Hospital
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Clinical Associate Professor Florida International University
    Hollywood, FL
  • Marie Lafosse, PharmD, BCPS
    Pharmacy Supervisor
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Hollywood, FL
  • Sayeh Lavasani, MD, MSc, FRCPC
    Breast Cancer Program
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Clinical Assistant Professor Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University
    Hollywood, FL
  • Cathleen McCann, MS, CGC
    Manager, Genetics Counselor Program
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Hollywood, FL
  • Adriana Milillo Naraine, MD
    Breast Cancer Program
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Clinical Assistant Professor Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University
    Hollywood, FL
  • Jennifer Mourafetis, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
    Clinical Coordinator, Investigational Drug Service
    Memorial Regional Hospital
    Hollywood, FL
  • Neil Nagovski, MD
    Malignant Hematology and BMT Program
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Hollywood, FL
  • Amy Sear, AP
    Acupuncturist Adult Integrative Medicine
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Michel Velez, MD
    Breast Cancer Program
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University
    Hollywood, FL
  • Michel Vulfovich, MD
    Director, Gynecology-Oncology Cancer Program
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University
    Hollywood, FL
  • Jennifer Zikria, MD
    Gastrointestinal Malignancies Program
    Memorial Cancer Institute
    Clinical Assistant Professor Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University
    Hollywood, FL