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 new members, 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.

Voting Privileges

The constitution document defines which member institutions are eligible for voting privileges (Article IV). In addition, members with voting privileges must remain in good standing through ECOG-ACRIN’s annual merit-based institutional evaluation process. Each voting member institution has a single vote on the committee, cast by its designated principal investigator (PI). The entire Affiliate Member classification has a single vote, cast by an investigator chosen by the Affiliate Members. Once voted in, individuals may serve as long as the member institution designates them to do so, and provided that the institution remains in good standing.

Principal Investigator (PI) Committee – Roster of Voting Members

Group Co-Chairs

PI Committee Co-Chair

 

Peter J. O’Dwyer, MD
University of Pennsylvania/Abramson Cancer Center
Charles A. Staley III, MD

PI Committee Co-Chair

 

Mitchell D. Schnall, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania/Abramson Cancer Center

Group Statisticians

Robert J. Gray, PhD
Robert J. Gray, PhD
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

 

Constantine A. Gatsonis, PhD
Constantine A. Gatsonis, PhD
Brown University

 

Representative for Affiliate Members

Matthias Weiss, MD
Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare

Aurora NCORP

Thomas J. Saphner, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1979

 

Thomas J. Saphner, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Glenn J. Bubley, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1997

 

Glenn J. Bubley, MD

Cancer Trials Ireland

Photo to come
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2009

 

Sean R. (Ray) McDermott, MD

Carle Cancer Center NCORP

Kendrith M. Rowland, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1976

 

Kendrith M. Rowland, MD

Case Western Reserve University/Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1971

 

Paolo Caimi, MD

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2020

 

Stanley R. Hamilton, MD

Cornell University

Susanna In-Sun Lee, MD, PhD
Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Ari M. Melnick, MD

Dartmouth College/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Keisuke Shirai, MD

Delaware/Christiana Care NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1998

 

Gregory A. Masters, MD

Duke University/Duke Cancer Institute

Daniel P. Barboriak, MD
Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Daniel P. Barboriak, MD

Emory University/Winship Cancer Institute

Charles A. Staley III, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1986

 

Charles A. Staley III, MD

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1971

 

Lori J. Goldstein, MD, FASCO

Geisinger Cancer Institute NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1986

 

Joseph J. L. Vadakara, MD

Georgia Cares Minority Underserved NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2004

 

Sharad A. Ghamande, MD

Georgia NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1993

 

Howard A. Zaren, MD, FACS

Gulf South Minority Underserved NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1986

 

Augusto C. Ochoa, MD

Heartland Cancer Research NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1998

 

Bryan A. Faller, MD

Indiana University/Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center

Kathy D. Miller, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1986

 

Kathy D. Miller, MD

Johns Hopkins University/The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Julie R. Brahmer
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1970

 

Julie R. Brahmer, MD

Lankenau Medical Center

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1973

 

Paul B. Gilman, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Lecia V. Sequist, MD
Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Lecia V. Sequist, MD

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1972

 

Thomas M. Habermann, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Christopher E. Comstock, MD

Metro Minnesota Community Oncology Research Consortium NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2003

 

David M. King, MD

Michigan Cancer Research Consortium NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2004

 

Philip J. Stella, MD

Montefiore Minority Underserved NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1972

 

Balazs Halmos, MD

Mount Sinai Hospital/The Tisch Cancer Institute

Lale Kostakoglu, MD, MPH
Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

PI in Transition

 

New York University/NYU Cancer Institute

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2007

 

Catherine M. Diefenbach, MD

Northwestern University/Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

Al B. Benson III
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1973

 

Al B. Benson III, MD, FACP, FASCO

Oncosalud Peru

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Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2009

 

Carlos S. Vallejos, MD

Penn State Health Cancer Institute

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2002

 

David F. Claxton, MD

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1996

 

Howard S. Hochster, MD
Biography
Email to come

Stanford University/Stanford Cancer Institute

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1990

 

Heather A. Wakelee, MD

Stroger Hospital of Cook County Minority Underserved NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2002

 

Thomas E. Lad, MD

The University of Iowa/Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2013

 

Asim A. Afaz, MBBS
Biography
Email to come

The University of Texas/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

PI in Transition

 

The University of Texas Southwestern/Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Photo to come
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2010

 

David E. Gerber, MD

Thomas Jefferson University/Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP

University of Alabama/UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2001

 

Erica Stringer-Reasor, MD

University of California, Los Angeles

Photo to come
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2013

 

Zev A. Wainberg, MD

University of Miami/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2005

 

Chukwuemeka V. Ikpeazu, Sr., MD, PhD, MBA, FACP

University of Michigan/UM Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ruth_Carlos
Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Ruth C. Carlos, MD, FACR

University of Pennsylvania/Abramson Cancer Center

Jennifer Eads, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1972

 

Jennifer R. Eads, MD

University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

John M. Kirkwood, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1973

 

John M. Kirkwood, MD

University of Rochester/Wilmot Cancer Institute

John M. Kirkwood, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2020

 

Carla I. Falkson, MBChB, MMed, MD

University of Virginia/UVA Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

David H. Schiff, MD

University of Wisconsin/UW Carbone Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1976

 

Anne M. Traynor, MD

Vanderbilt University/Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1986

 

Jordan D. Berlin, MD

Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Jean-Luc C. Urbain, MD, PhD

Washington University at St. Louis/Siteman Cancer Center

Barry A. Siegel, MD
Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Barry A. Siegel, MD

Wayne State University/Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Anthony Shields
Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Anthony F. Shields MD, PhD

Western States Cancer Research NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1983

 

Nicholas J. DiBella, MD

Wisconsin NCORP

kurt-oettel
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1990

 

Kurt R. Oettel, MD

NCORP stands for the NCI Community Oncology Research Program. To learn more, visit ncorp.cancer.gov.

Contact

Direct inquiries about this committee to:

Jean MacDonald, MPH
Deputy Executive Director
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group
Phone: 857.504.2900
Email

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