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Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation Membership Roster

The HHS Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (ACBSCT), Health Resources and Services Administration includes the following members:

Voting Members

Claudio Anasetti, M.D.
Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 Magnolia Drive, FOB 3-BMT
Tampa, Florida 33612
Term Expires: 01/01/2014

Andrew D. Campbell, M.D.
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Michigan Hospitals
D4202 MPB/ SPC 5718
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Term Expires: 01/01/2018

Richard E. Champlin, M.D.
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 423
Houston, Texas 77030
Term Expires: 01/01/2014

Dennis A. Gastineau, M.D.
Division of Transfusion Medicine
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW, Hilton 2-50
Rochester, Minnesota 55905
Term expires: 01/01/2016

Adrian P. Gee, Ph.D.
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine
1102 Bates Avenue, Suite 1630
Houston, TX 77030
Term expires: 01/01/2016

Joanie Y. Hare, M.D.
Houston, Perinatal Associates
7900 Fannin,Suite 2600
Houston, Texas 77054
Term expires: 01/01/2018

Mary C. Hennessey, J.D.
General Counsel
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
1828 L Street, NW, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20036
Term expires: 01/01/2016

Naynesh R. Kamani, M.D.
Division Director,
Division of Cellular Therapies,
AABB Center for Cellular Therapies,
8101 Glenbrook Road,
Bethesda, MD 20814-2749
Term expires: 01/01/2018

Joanne Kurtzberg, M.D.
1808 Faison Road
Durham, North Carolina 27705
Term expires: 01/01/2014

Jeffrey McCullough, M.D.
University of Minnesota
Box 609 Mayo Building
420 Delaware Street, SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Term expires: 01/01/2016

Richard P. McQuellon, Ph.D.
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-180
Term expires: 01/01/2014

Edgar L. Milford, M.D. (Chairperson)
76 Center Street
Dover, Massachusetts 02030
Term expires: 01/01/2014

Rebecca Pentz, Ph.D.
Emory University School of Medicine
Winship Cancer Institute
1365C Clifton Road Northeast
Building B, Suite 4300
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Term expires: 01/01/2014

Thomas H. Price, M.D.
Hematology, Box 357710
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific St., HSB Rm. K136
Seattle, WA  98195
Term expires: 01/01/2018

Pablo Rubinstein, M.D.
New York Blood Center
310 East 67th Street
New York, New York 10021
Term expires: 01/01/2014

Ruben J. Rucoba, M.D.
Wheaton Pediatrics
55 East Loop Road, suite 301
Wheaton, Illinois 60189
Term expires: 01/01/2016

Jeffrey R. Schriber, M.D.
Cancer Transplant Institute
Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center
10460 N 92nd St Suite 200
Scottsdale Healthcare
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Term expires: 01/01/2016

Mr. Marc L. Schulhof
Columbia Telecommunications Corporation
10613 Concord Street
Kensington, MD 20895
Term expires: 01/01/2016

Mr. Stephen Sprague
382 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, New York 10301
Term expires : 01/01/2014

Susan Stayn, J.D.
Stanford University
Building 170, Third Floor, Main Quad
P.O. Box 20386
Stanford, California 94305-2038
Term expires: 01/01/2016

Ms. Susan Stewart
Blood and Marrow Transplant Information Net
2310 Skokie Valley Road, Suite 104
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
Term expires : 01/01/2014

Mark C. Walters, M.D.
Jordan Family Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Children's Hospital & Research Center, Oakland
747 - 52nd Street
Oakland, California 94609
Term expires: 01/01/2018

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

Robert Walsh
Division of Transplantation
Healthcare Systems Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
5600 Fishers Lane, Rm 12C06
Rockville, MD 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 
NIH/DHHS 6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7950 
Bethesda, MD 20892-7950 

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, Department of the Navy 
11333 Woodglen Drive, 3rd Floor 
Rockville, MD 20852

Matthew Kuehnert, M.D., FACP
Office of Blood, Organ, and Tissue Safety (Proposed)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop A07
Atlanta, GA 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 (CBER)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
1401 Rockville Pike, W0C1, Room 2115, HFM-775
Rockville, MD 20852


Ex-officio representative to be appointed

Executive Secretary

Patricia Stroup, M.B.A., M.P.A.
Healthcare Systems Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration

General Counsel Staff

Mark McGinnis, J.D.
Office of General Counsel
Department of Health and Human Services

Rina Hakimian, J.D., MPH
Office of the General Counsel
US Department of Health and Human Services

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.