Medical Scientific Advisory Committee

The Alliance's Medical Scientific Advisory Committee advises the organization on treatments, research, and other key issues related to colorectal cancer. Committee members volunteer their time and expertise, ensuring our information to the community is timely, accurate, and ethical.

Medical Scientific Advisory Committee

Chloe Atreya, MD, PhD

Gastrointestinal Oncologist Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center University of California, San Francisco

Nilofer Saba Azad, M.D.

Co-Director of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics, Professor of Oncology Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Patrick Boland, MD

Medical Oncologist Assistant Professor Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Michael Choti, MD

Chief of Surgery Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center/ Banner Health Arizona

Edward Chu, MD

Director Albert Einstein Cancer Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System

J. Randolph Hecht, MD

Director of the UCLA Gastrointestinal Oncology Program/Professor of Clinical Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA

Rachel Issaka, MD, M.A.S

Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Research Division Fred Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR)

Steven H. Itzkowitz, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncological Sciences and Medical Education Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Patrick Jackson, MD

Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery / Associate Professor of Surgery Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Deborah Keller, MD

Colorectal Surgeon New York- Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD, FACP

Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine Colon Cancer Task Force Chair National Cancer Institute The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

David Lieberman, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE

Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, School of Medicine Oregon Health and Science University

Christopher Lieu, MD

Director, Colorectal Medical Oncology Program Deputy Associate Director for Clinical Research University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus

John L. Marshall, MD

Chief, Division Of Hematology/Oncology Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Associate Director, Clinical Research Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cedrek McFadden, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Colorectal Surgeon Vice-Chair of Operations, Prisma Health Department of Surgery Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Jeffery A. Meyerhardt, MD, MPH

Clinical Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Center / Deputy Clinical Research Officer / Douglas Gray Woodruff Chair in Colorectal Cancer Research/ Co-Director, Colon and Rectal Cancer Center / Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Kimmie Ng, MD, MPH

Director Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Mark Pochapin, MD, FACG, FASGE, FACP

Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology NYU Langone

Nina Sanford, MD

Radiation Oncology, Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care University of Texas Southwestern

Frank L. Sapienza

Partner The Drug & Chemical Advisory Group, LLC

Christine Sardo Molmenti, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, and Prevention Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Deb Schrag, MD, MPH

Chief, Division of Population Sciences, Department of Medical Oncology Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Sharon L. Stein, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Associate Professor of Surgery University Hospital/Cleveland Medical Center

Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, CSO

Professor and Director Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention & Health Promotion University of Arizona (UA) Cancer Center

Alan P. Venook, MD, FASCO

The Madden Family Distinguished Professor of Medical Oncology and Translational Research, Shorenstein Associate Director of Program Development Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center University of California, San Francisco

Ben Weinberg, MD

Hematology/Oncology Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Rich Wender, MD

Chair of Family Medicine and Community Health University of Pennsylvania Health System

Jason Zell, DO, MPH

Gastrointestinal Medical Oncologist / Associate Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology University of California-Irvine Health