The Principal Investigator (PI) Committee of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group is one of two committees that govern the Group under the leadership of the Group Co-Chairs (the other is the Executive Committee). The PI Committee sets Group policy, approves principal investigators at member institutions, participates in annual reviews of member institutions, and approves changes to the ECOG-ACRIN constitution when necessary. It also elects Group Co-Chairs, as needed, through its Nominating Committee.

Principal investigators from academic-based institutions and community-based programs with long-term, multi-year involvement in the Group comprise the voting membership of the PI Committee (see below). Each Standing or Scientific Member institution has a single vote on the committee, cast by the investigator designated by the institution. The entire Affiliate Member classification has a single vote, cast by an investigator chosen by the Affiliate Members.

The term of the members of the PI Committee is unlimited; individuals serve as long as the member institution designates them to do so, and provided that the institution remains in good standing (see Membership section).

ECOG-ACRIN Principal Investigator Committee Roster
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PI Committee Co-Chair

Robert L. Comis, MD
Drexel University

Voting Member (as Group Co-Chair)
Charles A. Staley III, MD
PI Committee Co-Chair

Mitchell D. Schnall, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Voting Member (as Group Co-Chair)
Denise Aberle
Denise R. Aberle, MD
University of California, Los Angeles, and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Scientific
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Joseph Aisner, MD
Joseph Aisner, MD
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1996
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Luis Baez-Diaz, MD, FACP
Puerto Rico Minority/Underserved NCORP+

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 2003
Daniel P. Barboriak, MD
Daniel P. Barboriak, MD
Duke University and the Duke Cancer Institute*

Institution Member Type: Scientific
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Chandra Belani, MD
Penn State Health Cancer Institute

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 2002
Al B. Benson III
Al B. Benson III, MD, FACP, FASCO
Northwestern University and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1973
Jordan D. Berlin, MD
Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1986
Julie R. Brahmer
Julie R. Brahmer, MD
Johns Hopkins University and The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1970
Glenn J. Bubley, MD
Glenn J. Bubley, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1997
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Ruth C. Carlos, MD, FACR
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Scientific
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Caroline Chiles, MD
Caroline Chiles, MD
Wake Forest University and the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University

Institution Member Type: Scientific
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Deirdre J. Cohen, MD
New York University Langone Medical Center and the New York University Cancer Institute

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 2007
Gary I. Cohen, MD
Gary I. Cohen, MD
Greater Baltimore Medical Center, an affiliate of The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center of Johns Hopkins University

Institution Member Type: Affiliate
Year Institution Joined: 1991
Christopher-E-Comstock
Christopher E. Comstock, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Scientific
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Clifford J. Eskey, MD, PhD
Clifford J. Eskey, MD, PhD
Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Institution Member Type: Scientific
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Carla I. Falkson, MD
University of Alabama and the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 2001
Patrick “PJ” Flynn, MD
Metro Minnesota Community Oncology Research Consortium+

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 2003
Jyotsna Fuloria, MD, MBBS
Ochsner NCORP+

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1986
Constantine A. Gatsonis, PhD
Constantine A. Gatsonis, PhD
Brown University

Voting Member (as Group Statistician)
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David E. Gerber, MD
University of Texas Southwestern and the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 2010
Sharad A. Ghamande, MD
Georgia Regents University Minority/Underserved NCORP+

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 2004
Paul B. Gilman, MD
Main Line Health NCORP+

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1994
Lori J. Goldstein, MD, FASCO
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1971
Robert J. Gray, PhD
Robert J. Gray, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Voting Member (as Group Statisician)
Thomas M. Habermann, MD
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1972
Stanley R. Hamilton, MD
The University of Texas and the MD Anderson Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Scientific
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Chukwuemeka V. Ikpeazu, Sr., MD, PhD, MBA, FACP
University of Miami Health System and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 2005
John M. Kirkwood, MD
John M. Kirkwood, MD
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute*

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1973
Lale Kostakoglu, MD, MPH
Lale Kostakoglu, MD, MPH
Mount Sinai Hospital and The Tisch Cancer Institute

Institution Member Type: Scientific
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Thomas E. Lad, MD
Stroger Hospital of Cook County Minority/Underserved NCORP+

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 2002
Hillard M. Lazarus, MD, FACP
Case Western Reserve University and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1971
Susanna In-Sun Lee, MD, PhD
Susanna I. Lee, MD, PhD, FACR
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Scientific
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Selina M. Luger, MD
Selina M. Luger, MD
University of Pennsylvania and the Abramson Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1972
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Sean R. (Ray) McDermott, MD
Ireland Cooperative Oncology Research Group

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 2009
Susanna In-Sun Lee, MD, PhD
Ari M. Melnick, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College

Institution Member Type: Scientific
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Kathy D. Miller, MD
Kathy D. Miller, MD
Indiana University and the Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1986
Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP
Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP
Thomas Jefferson University and The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Kurt R. Oettel, MD
Kurt R. Oettel, MD
Wisconsin NCORP+

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1990
David Schiff, MD
David H. Schiff, MD
University of Virginia and the UVA Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Scientific
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Anthony Shields
Anthony F. Shields MD, PhD
Wayne State University and the Barbara Ann Karmonos Cancer Institute*

Institution Member Type: Scientific
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Barry A. Siegel, MD
Barry A. Siegel, MD
Washington University in St. Louis*

Institution Member Type: Scientific
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Joseph Sparano
Joseph A. Sparano, MD
Montefiore Minority/Underserved NCORP+

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1972
Charles A. Staley III, MD
Charles A. Staley III, MD
Emory University and the Winship Cancer Institute*

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1986
Anthony Shields
Keren Sturtz, MD
Colorado Cancer Research Program NCORP+

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1994
Anne M. Traynor, MD
University of Wisconsin and the UW Carbone Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1976
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Carlos S. Vallejos, MD
Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 2009
Heather A. Wakelee, MD
Stanford University and the Stanford Cancer Institute*

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1990
Barry A. Siegel, MD
Kathleen J. Yost, MD
Cancer Research Consortium of West Michigan NCORP+

Institution Member Type: Standing
Year Institution Joined: 1996

*Lead Academic Participating Site in the National Clinical Trials Network of the National Cancer Institute
+NCI Community Oncology Research Program, ncorp.cancer.gov.

Contact

To reach one of the PI Committee members, send an email using the links as indicated.

Inquiries about this committee may be directed to:

Jean MacDonald, MPH
Deputy Director, Operations
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group
Operations Office – Boston
28 State Street, Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 857.504.2900
Fax: 617.589.0914
We’ve moved! Please note the new location of the Operations Office – Boston, effective June 27, 2016.
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