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CIMM Steering Committee

Sandra Demaria, MD
Chairperson

Sandra Demaria, MD

(2020-2021)

Professor of Radiation Oncology and Pathology
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York

Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD
Chairperson-elect

Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD

(2020-2021)

The M. Steven Piver Professor and Chair, Department of Gynecologic Oncology
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, New York

Weiping Zou, MD, PhD
Past Chairperson

Weiping Zou, MD, PhD

(2020-2021)

Charles B. de Nancrede Professor of Surgery, Immunology, Pathology, and Biology
University of Michigan School of Medicine
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Djordje Atanackovic, MD

Djordje Atanackovic, MD

(2020-2022)

Associate Professor and Director
Multiple Myeloma Program & Cancer Immunotherapy
University of Utah / Huntsman Cancer Institute
Salt Lake City, Utah

Alessandra Cesano, MD, PhD

Alessandra Cesano, MD, PhD

(2019-2021)

Chief Medical Officer
NanoString Technologies, Inc.
Redwood City, California

Leisha A. Emens, MD, PhD

Leisha A. Emens, MD, PhD

(2019-2021)

Professor of Medicine; Director of Translational Immunotherapy for the Women’s Cancer Research Center; Co-Leader, Hillman Cancer Immunology/Immunotherapy Program
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center/Magee Women’s Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Richard C. Koya, MD, PhD

Richard C. Koya, MD, PhD

(2020-2022)

Associate Director of the Center for Immunotherapy
Director of the Vector Development & Production Facility
Associate Professor of Oncology and Immunology
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, New York

Elizabeth A. Mittendorf, MD, PhD

Elizabeth A. Mittendorf, MD, PhD

(2020-2022)

Rob and Karen Hale Distinguished Chair in Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgery
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Paul M. Sondel, MD, PhD

Paul M. Sondel, MD, PhD

(2019-2021)

Reed and Carolee Walker Professor of Pediatrics, Human Oncology, and Genetics, Director of Research, UW Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and BMT
University of Wisconsin/UW Carbone Cancer Center and American Family Children’s Hospital
Madison, Wisconsin

Eduardo M. Sotomayor, MD

Eduardo M. Sotomayor, MD

(2020-2022)

Dr. Cyrus Katzen Family Director 
The George Washington University Cancer Center
Washington, D.C.

Judith A. Varner, PhD

Judith A. Varner, PhD

(2019-2021)

Professor of Pathology and Medicine
UCSD Moores Cancer Center
La Jolla, California