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Members

HHS Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (ACBSCT)
Health Resources and Services Administration
Membership Roster

Jeffrey McCullough, M.D. (Chairperson)
Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55455
Term Expires: 10/31/2016

Andrew D. Campbell, M.D
Director, Pediatric Comprehensive Hemoglobinopathies Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan  48109
Term Expires: 01/01/2018

Helen Crawley-Austin
Chief Executive Officer
Beyond Consulting Solutions
Bolingbrook, Illinois  60490
Term Expires: 10/31/2018

Colleen Delaney, M.D., MSc.
Associate Professor , Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Washington  
Associate Member, Clinical Research Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington  98109
Term Expires: 10/31/2020

Marcelo Fernandez-Vina, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California  94304
Term Expires: 10/31/2018

Manish Gandhi, M.D.
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Consultant, Division of Transfusion Medicine
Director, Tissue Typing Laboratory
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota  55905
Term Expires: 10/31/2020

Dennis A. Gastineau, M.D.
Division of Transfusion Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota  55905
Term Expires: 01/01/2016

Adrian P. Gee, Ph.D.
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas  77030
Term Expires: 01/01/2016

Sergio Giralt, M.D., FACP
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Chief, Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service
Chief, ad interim, Myeloma Service
Division of Hematologic Oncology, Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York  10065
Term Expires: 10/31/2020

Joanie Y. Hare, M.D.
Houston, Perinatal Associates
Houston, Texas  77054
Term Expires: 01/01/2018

Mary C. Hennessey, J.D.
General Counsel
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Washington, District of Columbia  20036
Term Expires: 01/01/2016

Naynesh R. Kamani, M.D.
Division Director,
Division of Cellular Therapies,
AABB Center for Cellular Therapies,
Bethesda, Maryland  20814
Term Expires: 01/01/2018

Mary Laughlin, M.D.
Medical Director
Cleveland Cord Blood Center
Cleveland, Ohio  44128
Term Expires: 10/31/2020

Thomas H. Price, M.D.
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington  98195
Term Expires: 01/01/2018

Ruben J. Rucoba, M.D.
Wheaton Pediatrics
Wheaton, Illinois  60189
Term Expires: 01/01/2016

Jeffrey R. Schriber, M.D.
Cancer Transplant Institute
Scottsdale, Arizona  85258
Term Expires: 01/01/2016

Marc L. Schulhof
Columbia Telecommunications Corporation
Kensington, Maryland  20895
Term Expires: 01/01/2016

Elizabeth Shpall, M.D.
Professor, Stem Cell Transplantation & Cellular Therapy
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas  77030
Term Expires: 10/31/2018

Susan Stayn, J.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, California  94305
Term Expires: 01/01/2016

Mark Walters, M.D.
Jordan Family Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland
Oakland, California  94609
Term Expires: 01/01/2018

Non-voting Members – Ex Officio (Appointed Federal Representatives)

Robert Walsh
Director
Division of Transplantation
Healthcare Systems Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rockville, Maryland  20857

Nancy L. DiFronzo, Ph.D.
Program Director
Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Bethesda, Maryland  20892

Robert Hartzman, M.D., Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Director
C.W. Bill Young Marrow Donor Recruitment and Research Program
Department of Defense Marrow Donor Recruitment and Research Program, Bone Marrow Research Directorate, Naval Medical Research Center
U.S. Department of the Navy
Rockville, Maryland  20852

Matthew Kuehnert, M.D.
CAPT, USPHS
Director
Office of Blood, Organ, and Other Tissue Safety
Senior Advisor for Global Blood Safety
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Atlanta, Georgia  30333

Ellen Lazarus, M.D.
Captain, USPHS
Medical Officer
Division of Human Tissues
Office of Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rockville, Maryland  20852

CMS

Ex-officio representative to be appointed

Executive Secretary

Patricia Stroup, MBA, MPA
Healthcare Systems Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rockville, Maryland  20857

General Counsel Staff

Rina Hakimian, JD, MPH
Office of the General Counsel
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rockville, Maryland  20857

Membership Structure

The Council membership includes:

  • representatives of marrow donor centers and marrow transplant centers;
  • representatives of cord blood banks and participating birthing hospitals;
  • recipients of a bone marrow transplant;
  • recipients of a cord blood transplant;
  • persons who require such transplants;
  • family members of such a recipient or family members of a patient who has requested the assistance of the Program in searching for an unrelated donor of bone marrow or cord blood;
  • persons with expertise in bone marrow and cord blood transplantation;
  • persons with expertise in typing, matching, and transplant outcome data analysis;
  • persons with expertise in the social sciences;
  • basic scientists with expertise in the biology of adult stem cells;
  • ethicists, hematology and transfusion medicine researchers with expertise in adult blood stem cells;
  • persons with expertise in cord blood processing; and
  • members of the general public.