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CIMM Steering Committee

Sandra Demaria, MD
Chair

Sandra Demaria, MD

(2020-2022)

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

Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD
Chair-Elect

Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD

(2021-2022)

Director;
Dean for Oncology, Biological Sciences Division
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, Illinois 

Djordje Atanackovic, MD

Djordje Atanackovic, MD

(2020-2023)

Professor of Medicine
Medical Director of the Fannie Angelos Cellular Therapeutics Laboratory 
Director of Cellular and Vaccine Immunotherapy
Greenebaum Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Lisa H. Butterfield, PhD

Lisa H. Butterfield, PhD

(2021-2024)

Vice President, Research and Development
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Alessandra Cesano, MD, PhD

Alessandra Cesano, MD, PhD

(2019-2022)

Chief Medical Officer
ESSA Pharmaceuticals
Redwood City, California

Kavita Dhodapkar, MBBS

Kavita Dhodapkar, MBBS

(2021-2024)

Professor of Pediatrics
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Children’s Hospital of Atlanta
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Leisha A. Emens, MD, PhD

Leisha A. Emens, MD, PhD

(2019-2022)

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

Helen E. Heslop, MD

Helen E. Heslop, MD

(2021-2024)

Dan L. Duncan Chair
Director, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Richard C. Koya, MD, PhD

Richard C. Koya, MD, PhD

(2020-2023)

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois 

Elizabeth A. Mittendorf, MD, PhD

Elizabeth A. Mittendorf, MD, PhD

(2020-2023)

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

Marcela V. Maus, MD, PhD

Marcela V. Maus, MD, PhD

(2021-2024)

Director of Cellular Immunotherapy
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Paul M. Sondel, MD, PhD

Paul M. Sondel, MD, PhD

(2019-2022)

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

(2020-2023)

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

Takemasa Tsuji, PhD

Takemasa Tsuji, PhD

(2021-2024)

Research Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology-Gynecologic Oncology
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois