Medical Advisory Committee

The Medical Advisory Committee is comprised of Medical Professionals that focus on esophageal cancer treatments and include Surgeons, Medical Oncologist and Gastroenterologist in various Medical Institutions. The focus of this Committee is to work within the subcommittee structure that we have developed. If you click on the name of each Doctor mentioned you will be shown their link to their institution.

Dr. Prasad Adusumilli – Surgeon,  Deputy Chief, Thoracic Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Ghulam Abbas – Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon
West Virginia University Medical Center

Dr. Mara Antonoff –  Assistant Professor Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Manjit Bains – Surgeon
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Min H. & Yu-Fan C. Kao Chair in Thoracic Cancer

Dr. Shanda Blackmon, –Surgeon
Mayo Clinic

Dr. Mark Block – Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon
Memorial Regional Hospital South

Dr. Sree B. Chalasmi- Medical Oncologist
Memorial Sloan Kettering cancer cenetr

Dr. Keneng Chen –  Surgeon
Peking University Cancer Hospital

Dr. Gary W. ChmielewskiAssociate Professor
Rush University Medical Center

Dr. David Tom Cooke – Surgeon
Associate Program Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of California, Davis Medical Center

Dr. Mark Ferguson – Professor of Surgery
The University of Chicago Medicine

Dr. Raja M. Flores – Surgeon
Professor and Chief of Thoracic Surgery
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Hans Gerdes – Gastroenterologist
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. S. Michael Griffin – Surgeon
Royal Victoria Infirmary

Dr. Arnulf Hoelscher – Surgeon
German Center for Esophageal and Gastric Canceer Surgery

Dr. David Ilson – Medical Oncologist
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. David R. Jones – Surgeon
Chief, Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery; Co-Director, Druckenmiller Center for Lung Cancer Research; Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller Chair in Lung Cancer
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Martin S. Karpeh – Chairman Department of Surgery
Hackensack University Medical Center

Dr. Michael Kent – Director Of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Yuko Kitagawa – Surgeon
Keio University

Dr. Geoffrey Y. Ku- Oncologist
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Kiran Lagisetty – Thoracic and Cardiac  Surgeon
University of Michigan Health System

Dr. Simon Law –  Surgeon
The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Jason Long – Assistant Professor of Surgery
UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Bryan Meyers – Thoracic Surgeon
Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University

Dr. Daniela Molena – Surgeon
Director, Esophageal Surgery Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Bernard J. Park – Surgeon
Deputy Chief of Clinical Affairs, Thoracic Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Roman V. Petrov – Thoracic Surgery
Fox Chase Medical Center.

Dr. CS Pramesh – Surgeon
Tata Memorial Centre

Dr. Rishindra M. Reddy – Associate Professor
University of Michigan Health System

 Dr. Scott Reznik – Assistant Professor Cardio Thoracic Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Ulysses Ribeiro Jr – Oncologist, Surgeon, Gastroenterologist
Instituto do Cancer  do Estado .. Sao Paulo

Dr. Nabil Rizk – Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
John Theurer Cancer Center

Dr. Inderpal Sakaria – Director of Thoracic Robotic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 

Dr. Michael Steglia- Thoracic Surgeon
UAMS Medical Center

Dr.Wilson Tsai- Thoracic Surgeon
John Muir Medical Center

Dr. Marina Shcherba- Medical Oncologist
Memorial Sloan Kettering cancer Center

Dr. Ian Wong – Surgeon
The University of Hong Kong

 

Medical Advisory Sub Committees

In order to get a more defined involvement, we have asked our Medical Professional to select a subcommittee that they want to volunteer for, and we have placed their names under that respective subcommittee. To see their contact information click on their name in the listing above.

 

Research Project Review Sub Committee:

This subcommittee will be responsible for the review and recommendation of research project requests that ECEF receives seeking a grant from ECEF. Once we have identified and accepted a research project proposal we will stay with that project until it is finalized. We will plan on looking at 2 or 3 projects per year as donations allow.

Sub Committee members:

  • Dr. Prasad Adusumilli, Chairman
  • Dr. Shanda Blackmon
  • Dr. Roman Petrov
  • Dr. Nabil Rizk

Patient and Caregiver Services Sub Committee:

This subcommittee will be responsible for reviewing the patient and caregiver services that ECEF provides, and will make recommendations as to the services we should develop to assist the patient and caregivers as they journey through this disease.

One project that this Sub Committee will take on is providing answers to questions we develop for our Second Edition of the book “Esophagectomy Post Surgical Guide Questions & Answers.”

Sub Committee Members:

  • Dr. David Tom Cooke
  • Dr. Bernard Park

 

Public Relations Sub Committee:

This subcommittee members will be responsible for attending one Support Group Conference Call meeting a year. Starting in 2017, we will have a total of three conference call support groups each month, all meeting in the evening. There will be two meetings of post surgery patients and caregivers and a recurrence group meeting of patients and caregivers. The doctors in this Subcommittee  will not be asked to give a presentation but simply respond to patient questions during the meeting that deal with issues that patients are experiencing.

DISCLAIMER

Before each meeting a disclaimer will be read to those attending the conference call meeting. It states;

The doctors shown in this subcommittee are volunteers, and they receive no compensation for their involvement in the conference call support group meetings. The comments and remarks that are made as part of the conference call meetings, are to be considered as information only in dealing with the issues being discussed. Anyone considering  action with what has been discussed must first bring this to the attention of their own doctors and only act at your doctor’s direction.

Public Relations Subcommittee:

Sub Committee Members:

  • Dr. Rishi Reddy, Chairman
  • Dr. Mara Antonoff
  • Dr. Manjit Bains
  • Dr. Mark Block
  • Dr. Sree Chalasmi
  • Dr. Gary Chmielewski
  • Dr. Raja Flores
  • Dr. Hans Gerdes
  • Dr. David Ilson
  • Dr. Michael Kent
  • Dr. Geoffrey Ku
  • Dr. Kiran Lagisetty
  • Dr. Jason Long
  • Dr. David Jones
  • Dr. Martin Karpeh
  • Dr. Bryan Meyers
  • Dr. Daniela Molena
  • Dr. Bernard Park
  • Dr. Roman Petrov
  • Dr. Scott Reznik
  • Dr. Inderpal Sarkaria
  • Dr. Marina Shcherba
  • Dr. Matthew Steliga
  • Dr. Wilson Tsai 

International Sub Committee:

We plan to take ECEF to the next level and that would indicate a presence in the international area. We will be exploring what we can do with the services we now provide our U.S. Patients and Caregivers, and see how we can adapt those services to the international scene.

Sub Committee Members:

  • Dr. Mark Ferguson, Chairman
  • Dr. Ghulam Abbas –  United States
  • Dr. Manjit Bains – United States
  • Dr . Daniela Molena – United States
  • Dr. Yuko Kitagawa – Japan
  • Dr. S. Michael Griffin – United Kingdom
  • Dr. Arnulf Hoelscher – Germany
  • Dr.  CS. Pramesh – India
  • Dr. Simon Law – Hong Kong
  • Dr. Keneng Chen – China
  • Dr. Ian Wong – Hong Kong
  • Dr. Ulysses Ribeiro Jr. Brazil

Social Networks Sub Committee:

We are in the early stages of developing our You Tube Channel and Social network connections. We believe that this is the wave of the future for communications with patients, caregivers and medical service providers. We will look for this subcommittee to get doctors to do a brief 2 minute phone video about Esophageal Cancer topics, to be posted to our You Tube Channel and also posted in our Instagram account.

Sub Committee Members:

  • Dr. David Tom Cooke, Chairman
  • Dr. Ghulam Abbas