Scientific Board

SDSF would like to introduce our Medical and Scientific Advisory Board. We welcome our new members and gratefully thank our senior members for your continued support in SDSF and our families.

  • Johanna Rommens, PhD – SDSF Chair
    Program in Genetics & Genome Biology
    Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning, Room 14-9712
    The Hospital for Sick Children
    686 Bay Street
    Toronto, ON
    M5G 0A4
    Canada
    jrommens@sickkids.ca
  • Blanche Alter, MD, MPH, FAAP
    Clinical Genetics Branch
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
    National Cancer Institute
    9609 Medical Center Drive
    Room 6E452, MSC9772
    Rockville, MD 20850
    alterb@mail.nih.gov
  • Katherine Baum, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Pediatric Neuropsychologist
    Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute
    Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    3333 Burnet Avenue
    MLC 3015
    Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
    Katherine.Baum@cchmc.org
  • Monica Bessler, MD, PhD
    Pediatric and Adult Comprehensive Bone Marrow Failure Center
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    3615 Civic Center Boulevard, ARC 302
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    BesslerM@email.chop.edu
  • Lauri Burroughs, MD
    Director – Pediatric Non-Malignant Transplant Program
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center/ Seattle Children’s Hospital
    1100 Fairview Avenue East, MS D5-280
    Seattle, WA 98109
    lburroug@fhcrc.org
  • Marco Cipolli
    Centro Fibrosi Cistica
    Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata
    Piazzale Stefani 1, 37126
    Verona, ITALY
    Marco.cipolli@ospedaleuniverona.it
  • Tarek Elghetany, MD
    Professor of Pathology & Immunology and Pediatrics
    Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children’s Hospital
    6621 Fannin Street, WB1100
    Houston, TX 77030
    txelghet@texaschildrens.org
    elghetan@bcm.edu
  • Peter Kannu, MB,ChB (Otago), PhD, DCH, FRACP
    Staff Physician, Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics
    Team Investigator, Research Institute
    The Hospital for Sick Children
    Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics
    The University of Toronto
    Toronto, ON
    M5G 1X8
    Canada
    Peter.kannu@sickkids.ca
  • Johnson M Liu, MD FACP
    Les Nelkin Professor of Pediatric Oncology at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
    Hofstra North Shore – LIJ School of Medicine
    Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY
    269-01 76th, room 255
    New Hyde Park, NY 11040

    and

    Attending Physician
    Monter Cancer Center
    450 Lakeville Road
    Lake Success, NY 11042
    Jliu3@NSHS.edu

  • Kasiani Myers, MD
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency
    The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    3333 Burnet Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
    Kasiani.myers@cchmc.org
  • Akiko Shimamura, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    1100 Fairview Avenue N, D2-100
    Seattle, WA 98109
    ashimamu@fhcrc.org
  • Sioban Keel, MD
    University of Washington
    1705 NE Pacific St.
    Seattle, WA
    206-685-2196
    Sioban@u.washington.edu