University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Protocol Review Committee

PRC Members

2013 UPCI Protocol Review Committee members and specialties.

COMMITTEE A Specialty
Andrew Laman, MD (Chair) Medical Oncology–Community physician
Shannon L. Puhalla, MD (Vice-Chair) Hematology/Oncology
Matthew Schuchert, MD Surgery – HLESI
Yoshio Arai, MD Radiation Oncology
Dhaval Mehta, MD Hematology/Oncology
Amer Zureikat, MD Surgical Oncology
James J. Lee, MD Hematology/Oncology
Weijing Sun, MD Hematology/Oncology
Margaret Rosenzweig, PhD Oncology, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program (Pitt)
Annie Im, MD Hematology/Oncology
Kathleen Dorritie, MD Hematology/Oncology
Melanie Mays CRS Regulatory (Safety)
Aju Mathew, MD Fellow, Hematology/Oncology
Melissa Hogg, MD Fellow, Surgical Oncology
Hong Wang, PhD Statistician


COMMITTEE B Specialty
Leonard Appleman, MD (Chair) Hematology/Oncology
Michael Boyiadzis, MD (Vice-Chair) Hematology/Oncology
Jodi Maranchie, MD Urology
Hideo Okada, MD, PhD Immunology & Gene Transfer Vectors (Lab)
Ronald Stoller, MD Hematology/Oncology – community
Ahmad Tarhini, MD Hematology/Oncology
Hassane Zarour, MD Cancer Immunology and Cutaneous Oncology
Katie Nason, MD Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Linda Robertson, RN, MSN, DrPH Hematology/Oncology – Multiple Myeloma, Immunology
Enrico Novelli, MD Asst. Professor, Hematology/Oncology
Liza Villaruz, MD Hematology/Oncology
Rahul Parikh, MD, PhD Hematology/Oncology
Aparna Kalyan, MD Fellow, Hematology/Oncology
Brieana Rowles, MA CRS Regulatory
Gaurav Goel, MD Fellow, Hematology/Oncology
Brenda Kurland, PhD Statistician


COMMITTEE C Specialty
Linda Robertson, RN, MSN, DrPH (Chair) Assoc. Director, Cancer Control Services
Asst: Karen Seisek
Joel Weissfeld, MD, MPH Epidemiology, Cancer Control x33313
Beth Simon, RN, MSN, DrPH Quality & Performance Improvement Specialist, UPCI
Dana Bovbjerg, PhD Director, Biobehavioral Oncology Program
Scheduling: D. Oliver
Karen Holeva, BS Supervisor, RTOG & Radiation Oncology
Donna Posluszny, PhD Asst. Professor, Behavioral Medicine Clinical Service
Laura Chabala CRS Regulatory
Yan Lin, PhD Biostatistician