University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Protocol Review Committee

PRC Members

2014 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
Arjun Pennathur, MD Thoracic Surgery
Yoshio Arai, MD Radiation Oncology
Dhaval Mehta, MD Hematology/Oncology
Amer Zureikat, MD Surgical Oncology
James J. Lee, MD, PhD 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
Ali Amjad, MD Fellow, Hematology/Oncology
Hong Wang, PhD Statistician


COMMITTEE B Specialty
Leonard Appleman, MD, PhD (Chair) Hematology/Oncology
Michael Boyiadzis, MD (Vice-Chair) Hematology/Oncology
Jodi Maranchie, MD Urology
Ronald Stoller, MD Hematology/Oncology – community
Ahmad Tarhini, MD Hematology/Oncology
Hassane Zarour, MD Cancer Immunology and Cutaneous Oncology
Kevin Kim, MD Interventional Radiology
Katie Nason, MD Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Linda Robertson, RN, MSN, DrPH Hematology/Oncology – Multiple Myeloma, Immunology
Enrico Novelli, MD 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
Joel Weissfeld, MD, MPH Epidemiology, Cancer Control
Beth Simon, RN, MSN, DrPH Quality & Performance Improvement Specialist
Dana Bovbjerg, PhD Leader, Biobehavioral Oncology Program
Karen Holeva, BS Supervisor, RTOG (CRS)
Donna Posluszny, PhD Asst. Professor, Behavioral Medicine Clinical Service
Reneice Gassette, BA Sr. Regulatory Specialist (CRS)
Yan Lin, PhD Biostatistician