Meet the Rally Medical Advisory Board

Every Rally Grant awarded is scrutinized and vetted by the Rally Medical Advisory Board comprised of the top pediatric oncologists in North America. Each grant application goes through our dual peer review process. We then award grants to the highest scoring applications.  We do this because we take every dollar you have given to Rally seriously.  The Rally Medical Advisory Board works hard to make sure every dollar makes the biggest impact that it can.

Peter C. Adamson, MD

Peter C. Adamson, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Philadelphia, PA – Children’s Oncology Group – Chair; Chief, Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Saro Armenian, D.O., MPH

Saro Armenian, D.O., MPH

City of Hope; Durante, CA – Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Population Sciences

Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PHD

Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PHD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Boston, MA – Chair, Department of Pediatric Oncology

Oren Becher, MD

Oren Becher, MD

Northwestern University; Chicago, IL – Associate Professor in Pediatrics and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH

Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH

University of Alabama at Birmingham; Birmingham, AL – Director for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship

Scott Borinstein, MD, PHD

Scott Borinstein, MD, PHD

Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt; Nashville, TN – Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Michael Burke, MD

Michael Burke, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI – Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology / Oncology / Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Nai-Kong V. Cheung, MD, PHD

Nai-Kong V. Cheung, MD, PHD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; New York, NY – Neuroblastoma Program Head, Pediatric Oncology

Mark Chiang, MD, PHD

Mark Chiang, MD, PHD

University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI – Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology / Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine

Eric J. Chow, MD, MPH

Eric J. Chow, MD, MPH

Seattle Children’s Hospital; Seattle, WA – Medical Director, Cancer Survivorship Program

Dai Chung, MD

Dai Chung, MD

UT Southwestern Medical Center; Dallas, TX – Professor and Chief in Pediatric Surgery

Michael R. Clay, MD

Michael R. Clay, MD

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Memphis, TN – Assistant Member, Pathology

John Crispino, PHD, MBA

John Crispino, PHD, MBA

Northwestern University; Chicago, IL – Professor in Medicine, Hematology / Oncology and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Brian D. Crompton, MD

Brian D. Crompton, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Boston, MA – Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Christopher Derenzo, MD, MBA

Christopher Derenzo, MD, MBA

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Memphis, TN – Assistant Member, Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy

Girish Dhall, MD

Girish Dhall, MD

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA – Director, Neuro-oncology Program

Neekesh V. Dharia, MD, PHD

Neekesh V. Dharia, MD, PHD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Boston, MA – Instructor in Pediatrics

Jeffrey Dome, MD, PHD

Jeffrey Dome, MD, PHD

Children’s National Health Center; Washington, D.C. – Division Chief, Hematology / Oncology; Vice President, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Adam Durbin, MD, PHD

Adam Durbin, MD, PHD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Boston, MA – Instructor in Pediatrics

Adam J. Esbenshade, MD, MSCI

Adam J. Esbenshade, MD, MSCI

Vanderbilt University; Nashville, TN – Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Angela M. Feraco, MD, MMSC

Angela M. Feraco, MD, MMSC

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Boston, MA – Instructor in Pediatric Oncology

Natia Esiashvili, MD

Natia Esiashvili, MD

Emory University; Atlanta, GA – Associate Professor in Radiation Oncology Department

Adolfo Ferrando, MD, PHD

Adolfo Ferrando, MD, PHD

Columbia University Medical Center; New York, NY – Associate Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics

Debra Friedman, MD

Debra Friedman, MD

Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt; Nashville, TN – Director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Gregory Friedman, MD

Gregory Friedman, MD

University of Alabama at Birmingham; Birmingham, AL – Associate Professor of Pediatrics Neuro-Oncology Program

Amar Gajjar, MD

Amar Gajjar, MD

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Memphis, TN – Director of Neuro-Oncology Division

Jonathan Gill, MD

Jonathan Gill, MD

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Houston, TX – Director, Clinical and Translational Research Program

Kelly Goldsmith, MD

Kelly Goldsmith, MD

Emory University; Atlanta, GA – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Vidya Gopalakrishnan, MD

Vidya Gopalakrishnan, MD

MD Anderson Cancer Center; Houston, TX – Associate Professor of Pediatrics Research and Molecular and Cellular Oncology

Yasmin Gosiengfiao, MD

Yasmin Gosiengfiao, MD

Northwestern University; Chicago, IL – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Abha Gupta, MD

Abha Gupta, MD

The Hospital for Sick Children; Toronto, Ontario Canada – Medical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Program

Rintaro Hashizume, MD, PHD

Rintaro Hashizume, MD, PHD

Northwestern University; Chicago, IL – Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Douglas S. Hawkins, MD

Douglas S. Hawkins, MD

Seattle Children’s Hospital; Seattle, WA – Division Chief, Hematology / Oncology

Douglas Hoffmann, MD

Douglas Hoffmann, MD

Marietta, GA – Pathologist / Hematopathologist

Eugene Hwang, MD

Eugene Hwang, MD

Children’s National Medical Center; Washington, D.C. – Director, Neuro-oncology Fellowship Program; Director, Clinical Neuro-oncology Immunotherapeutic Program

Michael Isakoff, MD

Michael Isakoff, MD

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; Hartford, CT – Clinical Director, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorder; Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Theodore S. Johnson, MD

Theodore S. Johnson, MD

Medical College of Georgia; Augusta, GA – Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Emily Johnston, PHD

Emily Johnston, PHD

University of Alabama at Birmingham; Birmingham, AL – Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Cigall Kadoch, PHD

Cigall Kadoch, PHD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Boston, MA – Assistant Professor, Pediatric Oncology

Jonathan Kaufman, MD

Jonathan Kaufman, MD

Emory University School of Medicine; Atlanta, GA – Associate Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology

Orly Klein, MD

Orly Klein, MD

Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD – Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Department

Kim Kramer, MD

Kim Kramer, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; New York, NY – Pediatric Oncologist

Jacqueline Kraveka, D.O.

Jacqueline Kraveka, D.O.

Medical University of South Carolina; Charleston, SC – Associate Professor of Pediatrics

David Loeb, MD, PHD

David Loeb, MD, PHD

Children’s Hospital at Montefiore; New York, NY – Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Marrow and Blood Cell Transplantation

John M. Maris, MD

John M. Maris, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Philadelphia, PA – Director, Center for Childhood Cancer Research, Giulio D’Angio Chair in Neuroblastoma Research, Professor of Pediatrics

Melinda Merchant, MD, PHD

Melinda Merchant, MD, PHD

AstraZeneca; Waltham, MA – Senior Medical Director, Oncology

Shakeel Modak, MD

Shakeel Modak, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; New York, NY – Pediatric Oncologist

Sabine Mueller, MD, PHD

Sabine Mueller, MD, PHD

University of California; San Francisco, CA – Associate Professor, Neurology

Daniel Morgenstern, MD, PHD

Daniel Morgenstern, MD, PHD

The Hospital for Sick Children; Toronto, Canada – Staff Oncologist, Solid Tumor Program

Esther Obeng, MD, PHD

Esther Obeng, MD, PHD

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Memphis, TN – Assistant Member, Molecular Oncology

Devang J. Pastakia, MD, PHD

Devang J. Pastakia, MD, PHD

Vanderbilt University; Nashville, TN – Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Renee Read, PHD

Renee Read, PHD

Emory University; Atlanta, GA – Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Damon Reed, PHD

Damon Reed, PHD

Moffitt Cancer Center; Tampa, FL – Associate Professor

Marta Sanchez-Martin, PHD

Marta Sanchez-Martin, PHD

Kyn Therapeutics; Cambridge, MA – Senior Translational Scientist

Elias Sayour, MD, PHD

Elias Sayour, MD, PHD

University of Florida; Gainesville, FL – Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics

Kevin Shannon, MD

Kevin Shannon, MD

University of California; San Francisco, CA – Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Sanford Simon, PHD

Sanford Simon, PHD

Rockefeller University; New York, NY – Professor, Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics

Simone Sredni, MD, PHD

Simone Sredni, MD, PHD

Northwestern University; Chicago, IL – Research Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Sarah Tasian, MD

Sarah Tasian, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Philadelphia, PA – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Mireya Paulina Velasquez

Mireya Paulina Velasquez

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Memphis, TN – Assistant Member, Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy

Daniel Wechsler, MD, PHD

Daniel Wechsler, MD, PHD

Emory University; Atlanta, GA – Professor, Department of Pediatrics

James Whitlock, PHD

James Whitlock, PHD

The Hospital for Sick Children; Toronto, Canada – Division Head of Hematology / Oncology

Jason T. Yustein, MD, PHD

Jason T. Yustein, MD, PHD

Baylor College of Medicine; Houston, TX – Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Wafik Zaky, MD

Wafik Zaky, MD

MD Anderson Cancer Center; Houston, TX – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Patient Care

Jiwang Zhang, MD, PHD

Jiwang Zhang, MD, PHD

Loyola University; Chicago, IL – Associate Professor of Pathology

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