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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides ongoing advice and counsel to the CIBMTR Coordinating Center. The Executive Committee is responsible for ensuring that the CIBMTR carries out its mission and fulfills the requirements of its policies and procedures.


  • Provide direction on scientific activities and policy decisions
  • Finalize priorities for scientific studies, with input from the Working Committees
  • Review results of audits and recommend measures to address deficiencies
  • Appoint a CIBMTR Program Chair and Organizing Committee for the annual BMT Tandem Meetings and selects the annual Mortimer M. Bortin lecturer and Distinguished Service awardee


  • Comprised of a subset of CIBMTR Advisory Committee members
Elected Members
Paul Martin, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Chair Elect:
Rob Soiffer, MD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Vice Chairs
  North America: Paul Carpenter, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  Europe: Charles Craddock, MD, PhD, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, NHS Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom 
  Central/South America: Nelson Hamerschlak, MD, PhD, Albert Einstein Hospital, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  Asia/Africa/Australia: Mahmoud Aljurf, MD, MPH, King Faisal Specialist Hospital Center & Research, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Appointed Members
ASBMT Representative: Christopher Bredeson, MD, MSc, The Ottawa Hospital Blood & Marrow Transplant Program, Ottawa, ON
Bioethicist: Steven Joffe, MD, MPH, Abramson Cancer Center University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Business Representative: Theresa Franco, BSN, MSN, The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Collection Center Representative: Yvonne Ybarra, GenCure, San Antonio, TX
Cord Blood Bank Representative: Elizabeth Shpall, MD, MD Anderson Cord Blood Bank, Houston, TX
Donor Center Representative: Jason Gangewere NMDP, Philadelphia, PA
Patient/Family Representatives, (Co-Chairs, Consumer Advocacy Committee) Jeffrey Haertling, Tierra Verde, FL
Maureen Beaman, Milwaukee, WI​

Ex Officio Members
Executive Director: Jeffrey Chell, MD, NMDP, Minneapolis, MN
Chief Scientific Director: Mary M. Horowitz, MD, MS, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI
Chief Statistical Director (Interim): Mei-Jie Zhang, PhD, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI
Associate Scientific Director SCTOD: J. Douglas Rizzo, MD, MS, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI
Associate Scientific Director CIBMTR Minneapolis: Dennis Confer, MD, NMDP, Minneapolis, MN
​Vice President CIBMTR Minneapolis: Roberta King, CIBMTR, Minneapolis, MN
​Administrator CIBMTR Milwaukee: Patricia Steinert, PhD, MBA, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI​
​Vice President Patient Services: Elizabeth Murphy, EdD, RN, CIBMTR, Minneapolis, MN
Senior Research Advisor: Daniel Weisdorf, MD, CIBMTR, Minneapolis, MN
NMDP/HRSA Project Officer: Shelley Grant, MPH
NMDP/Navy Project Officer: Robert Hartzman, MD
MCW/HRSA Project Officer: Nawraz Shawir, MBBS
MCW/NCI Project Officer: Bill Merritt, PhD
MCW/NHLBI Project Officer: Nancy DiFronzo, PhD
MCW/NIAID Project Officer: Linda Griffith, MD, PhD
Nominating Committee Chair: Stella Davies, MBBS, PhD, MRCP, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Last Updated: 12/30/2016 2:38 PM