UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

PRC/PRMS Members

PRC/PRMS reviews are conducted by three committees. Committees A and B alternate review of therapeutic oncology trials such that one of the Committees meets every two weeks to ensure rapid review of studies and facilitate prompt progression of cancer protocols from the PRC/PRMS to the responsible IRB. Committee C reviews behavioral, cancer epidemiology, cancer control, cancer prevention, and complementary medicine protocols on an ad hoc basis, as needed.

COMMITTEE A Specialty
Andrew Laman, MD (Chair) Medical Oncology (Community Physician)
James J. Lee, MD, PhD (Vice-Chair) Hematology/Oncology
Yoshio Arai, MD Radiation Oncology
Kathleen Dorritie, MD Hematology/Oncology
Melissa Hogg, MD Surgical Oncology
Annie Im, MD Hematology/Oncology
Dhaval Mehta, MD Hematology/Oncology
Ryan Smith, MD Radiation Oncology
Laura Stabile, PhD Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
Barbara Stadterman, MPH CPDM Regulatory Specialist
Sarah Taylor, MD Gynecologic Oncology
Hong Wang, PhD Biostatistics
Donald Woytowitz, MD Hematology/Oncology
Amer Zureikat, MD Surgical Oncology
Yana Najjar, MD (non-voting) Fellow, Hematology/Oncology
Aswin Somasundaram, MD (non-voting) Fellow, Hematology/Oncology
Roby Thomas, MD (non-voting) Fellow, Hematology/Oncology


COMMITTEE B Specialty
Leonard Appleman, MD, PhD (Chair) Hematology/Oncology
Michael Boyiadzis, MD (Vice-Chair) Hematology/Oncology
Melissa Burgess, MD Chief Fellow, Hematology/Oncology
Andrew Bukowinski, MD Phase I; Children's Oncology Group; Pediatrics
Rajeev Dhupar, MD Cardiothoracic Surgery
Marsha Haley, MD Radiation Oncology
Rita Johnson, RN Associate Director, CPDM
Brenda Kurland, PhD Biostatistics
Jodi Maranchie, MD Urology
Linda Robertson, RN, MSN, DrPH Hematology/Oncology; Community Outreach and Advocacy
Brieana Rowles, MA CPDM Regulatory Specialist
John Schmitz, PhD Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics
Liza Villaruz, MD Hematology/Oncology
Hassane Zarour, MD Cancer Immunology and Cutaneous Oncology
Diwaker Davar, MD (non-voting) Fellow, Hematology/Oncology
Saveri Bhattacharya, DO (non-voting) Fellow, Hematology/Oncology


COMMITTEE C Specialty
Linda Robertson, RN, MSN, DrPH (Chair) Hematology/Oncology; Community Outreach and Advocacy
Christopher Bakkenist, PhD Radiation Oncology; Basic Science
Dana Bovbjerg, PhD Psychiatry; Biobehavioral Oncology
Reneice Gassette, BA Sr. Regulatory Specialist, CPDM
Karen Holeva, BS Research Manager, Radiation Oncology
Thomas Kensler, PhD Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Yan Lin, PhD Biostatistics
Donna Posluszny, PhD Hematology/Oncology; Biobehavioral Oncology
Jian-Min Yuan, MD, PhD Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention