Previous Speakers - Practical Recommendations in Immuno and Molecular Oncology (PRIMO)

Previous Speakers

The Annual PRIMO Meeting proudly brings together world-renowned experts in immuno and molecular oncology.  Each year the PRIMO co-chairs, Drs. Hope S. Rugo and Julie Vose, cultivate meeting agendas that provide the speakers an opportunity to present educational talks in their respective areas of expertise.  Below is the list of previous meeting faculty. 

Sanjiv S. Agarwala, MD
Sanjiv Agarwala, MD
Bethlehem, PA
  • Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology
    St. Luke’s Cancer Center
Dr-Andtbacka
Robert Andtbacka, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC
Edison, NJ
  • Chief Medical Officer
    Birdie Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc.
Dr-Ansell
Stephen M. Ansell, MD, PhD
Rochester, MN
  • Consultant
    Division of Hematology
    Department of Internal Medicine
  • Chair
    Mayo Clinic Lymphoma Disease-Orientated Group
    Mayo Clinic Minnesota
Dr-Farrukh-Awan
Farrukh T. Awan, MD, MS
Columbus, Ohio
  • Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
    Division of Hematology
    The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
Dr-Balch
Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, FASCO
Houston, TX
  • Professor of Surgery
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Surgical Oncology
Dr-Brahmer
Julie R. Brahmer, MD, MSc
Baltimore, MD
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program
  • Director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview
    Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Dr-Bunn
Paul A. Bunn Jr, MD
Aurora, CO
  • Distinguished Professor
    Division of Medical Oncology
    James Dudley Chair of Lung Cancer Research
    University of Colorado Cancer Center
Dr-Chong
Clayton Chong, MD, MPH
Honolulu, HI
  • Chief of Oncology
    The Queen’s Medical Center
Dr-Daver
Naval G. Daver, MD
Houston, TX
  • Associate Professor
    Department of Leukemia
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr-Epner
Elliot Epner, MD, PhD
Kamuela, HI
  • Medical Oncologist
    North Hawaii
    Community Hospital
Dr-Fehrenbacher
Louis Fehrenbacher, MD
Vallejo, CA
  • Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente Oncology Clinical Trials
  • Principal Investigator, KP NCI NCORP
  • Oncologist, Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center
Dr-Fonseca
Rafael Fonseca, MD
Scottsdale, AZ
  • Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
    Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  • Getz Family Professor of Cancer
    Mayo Clinic Distinguished Investigator
Dr-Gradisher
William J. Gradishar, MD, FACP
Chicago, IL
  • Chief of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine
    Betsy Bramsen Professorship of Breast Oncology
  • Professor of Medicine, Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine
Dr-Gralow
Julie R. Gralow, MD
Seattle, WA
  • Professor, Medical Oncology
    Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology
    Jill Bennett Professorship in Breast Cancer
  • Director, Breast Medical Oncology
    Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center,
    Clinical Research Division
Dr-Horn
Leora Horn, MD, MSc
Nashville, TN
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical Director
    Thoracic Oncology Program
    Vanderbilt University, Ingram Cancer Center
Dr-Hurvitz
Sara Hurvitz, MD
Santa Monica, CA
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Breast Oncology Program
    Medical Director, Clinical Research Unit
    UCLA Medical Center
Dr-Igawa
Daniel K. Igawa, PHARMD, BCOP
West Oahu, HI
  • Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
    Sullivan Cancer and Infusion Center
    The Queen’s Medical Center
Dr-Ilsen
David Ilson, MD, PhD
New York, NY
  • Professor of Medicine
    Cornell University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Dr-Jain
Nitin Jain, MD
Houston, TX
  • Assistant Professor
    Department of Leukemia
    Division of Cancer Medicine
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr-Jonas
Brian A. Jonas, MD, PhD, FACP
Sacramento, CA
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
    University of California Davis
Hyunseok “Hyu” Kang, MD
Hyunseok “Hyu” Kang, MD
Edison, NJ
  • Associate Professor
    University of California, San Francisco
Andrew D. Kass, APN
Andrew D. Kass, APN
New Brunswick, NJ
  • Treatment Center
    Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Ning Liao, MD
Ning Liao, MD
Guangdong, CN
  • Director, Department of Breast Cancer
    Guangdong General Hospital
Sagar Lonial, MD, FACP
Sagar Lonial, MD, FACP
Atlanta, GA
  • Chair and Professor
    Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • Chief Medical Officer, Winship Cancer Institute
    Emory University School of Medicine
Christopher A Lum, M.D.
Christopher A Lum, M.D.
Honolulu, HI
  • Medical Director, Molecular Diagnostics
    The Queen’s Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor
    Department of Pathology
  • Assistant Clinical Professor
    Department of Medicine
    John A. Burns School of Medicine
Ravi A. Madan, MD
Ravi A. Madan, MD
Bethesda, MD
  • Clinical Director
    Genitourinary Malignancies Branch
    Center for Cancer Research
    National Cancer Institute
Thomas G. Martin, MD
Thomas G. Martin, MD
San Francisco, CA
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
    Adult Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplant Program
    University of California
    San Francisco Medical Center
Michelle Melisko, MD
Michelle Melisko, MD
Edison, NJ
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
    Medical Director UCSF Breast Cancer Survivorship
    University of California San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Shanu Modi, MD
Shanu Modi, MD
Edison, NJ
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
    Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Associate Member of the Breast Medicine Service
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)
Shane Y. Morita, MD, MS, PhD, FACS
Shane Y. Morita, MD, MS, PhD, FACS
Honolulu, HI
  • Medical Director of Surgical Oncology
    The Queen’s Medical Center
    Certified Member in Surgical Oncology
    MD Anderson Physician Network
  • Associate Professor of Surgery
    John A. Burns School of Medicine
Paul Morris, MD, FACS, FCCP
Paul Morris, MD, FACS, FCCP
Honolulu, HI
  • Cancer Committee Chair
    The Queen’s Medical Center
Rita Nanda, MD
Rita Nanda, MD
Chicago, IL
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Director, Breast Medical Oncology
    University of Chicago Medical Center
Susan O’Brien, MD
Susan O’Brien, MD
Orange, CA
  • Associate Director for Clinical Science
    Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Medical Director, Sue and Ralph Stern
    Center for Cancer Clinical Trials and Research
    UC Irvine Health, University of California
Joyce A O'Shaughnessy, MD
Joyce A O'Shaughnessy, MD
Dallas, TX
  • Celebrating Women Endowed Chair in Breast Cancer Research
  • Co-Chair, Breast Cancer Research Program
  • Chair, Breast Cancer Prevention Research
    Baylor University Medical Center
    Texas Oncology/US Oncology Network
Alexander B. Olawaiye, MD
Alexander B. Olawaiye, MD
Pittsburgh, PA
  • Associate Professor
  • Vice Chair, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Director, Gynecologic Cancer Research
  • Director, Minimal Access Gynecologic Oncology
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Mark Pegram, MD
Mark Pegram, MD
Stanford, CA
  • Associate Director for Clinical Research
    Stanford Cancer Institute
Elizabeth Plimack, MD
Elizabeth Plimack, MD
Philadelphia, PA
  • Associate Professor of Hematology and Oncology
  • Director of Genitourinary Clinical Research
    Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple Health
Luis E. Raez, MD, FACP, FACCP
Luis E. Raez, MD, FACP, FACCP
Pembroke Pines, FL
  • President Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO)
  • Chief Scientific Officer & Medical Director
    Memorial Cancer Institute/Memorial Health Care System
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
    Florida International University
Suresh Ramalingam, MD
Suresh Ramalingam, MD
Atlanta, GA
  • Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology
    Roberto C. Goizueta Chair for Cancer Research
  • Assistant Dean for Cancer Research
  • Deputy Director, Winship Cancer Institute
    Emory University School of Medicine
Hope S. Rugo, MD, FASCO
Hope S. Rugo, MD, FASCO
San Francisco, CA
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Breast Oncology and Clinical Trials Education
    UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Edgardo S. Santos Castillero, MD, FACP
Edgardo S. Santos Castillero, MD, FACP
Boca Raton, FL
  • Founding Partner, Florida Precision Oncology R&C
    FPO, a division of 21st Century Oncology
    Thoracic Oncology
  • Clinical Affiliate Associate Professor
    Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
    Florida Atlantic University
Amy Schippers, PA-C
Amy Schippers, PA-C
Bethlehem, PA
  • Physician Assistant
    St. Luke’s University Health Network
Tanguy Seiwert, MD
Tanguy Seiwert, MD
Chicago, IL
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Director, HNC Program
    The University of Chicago Medicine
Mazyar Shadman, MD, MPH
Mazyar Shadman, MD, MPH
Seattle, WA
  • Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology Division
    University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer
    Research Center
Rachna T. Shroff, MD, MS
Rachna T. Shroff, MD, MS
Tucson, AZ
  • Associate Professor, Medicine – (Clinical Scholar Track)
  • Chief, Section of GI Medical Oncology, UA Cancer Center
  • Leader, GI Disease-Oriented Team, UA Cancer Center
  • Director, Clinical Trials Office
    University of Arizona Cancer Center
George W. Sledge Jr., MD
George W. Sledge Jr., MD
Stanford, CA
  • Chief, Division of Oncology
    Professor of Medicine
    Stanford University School of Medicine
Anthony Tolcher, MD, FACP
Anthony Tolcher, MD, FACP
San Antonio, TX
  • Director, Clinical Research
    South Texas Accelerate Research Therapeutics, LLC (START)
Donald L. Trump, MD, FACP
Donald L. Trump, MD, FACP
Richmond, VA
  • Professor of Medicine
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Virginia Commonwealth University
Alan P. Venook, MD
Alan P. Venook, MD
San Francisco, CA
  • Professor of Medical Oncology and Translational Research
  • Shorenstein Associate Director for Program Development
    UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA
Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA
Omaha, NE
  • Neumann M. and Mildred E. Harris Professor
    Chief, Division of Oncology/Hematology
  • Professor of Medicine
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
Heather Wakelee, MD
Heather Wakelee, MD
Stanford, CA
  • Professor, Department of Medicine
    Division of Oncology
    Stanford University
    Stanford Clinical Cancer Center
H. Jack West, MD
H. Jack West, MD
Seattle, WA
  • Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
    Swedish Cancer Institute
  • Founder and President
    GRACE: Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education
Kit Wong, MD
Kit Wong, MD
Seattle, WA
  • Assistant Professor
    University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Assistant Member, Clinical
    Research Division
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center