Clinical Officers

Norman Wolmark, M.D.

Chairman, NSABP
Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

Education

B.S. – McGill University
M.D., C.M. – McGill University
Residency – University of Pittsburgh
Fellowship – University of Pittsburgh
Special Fellowship – Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Awards

Distinguished Scholar – Elsie Hillman
Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award – ASCO
Distinguished Service Award – Society of Surgical Oncology
Giants of Cancer Care Award – Onc Live
Endowed Chair – University of Pittsburgh

Priya Rastogi, M.D.

Medical Director, NSABP
Assoc. Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Education

B.A. – Miami University (OH)
M.D. – Wright State University
Residency – St. Joseph Hospital
Fellowship – University of Pittsburgh

Awards

Top Doctors for Women – Pittsburgh Magazine
Achievement Award – Magee Women’s Hospital
Who’s Who Honored Member – Swarthmore College
Resident of the Year – St. Joseph Hospital
Aimee Yee Johnson Award – St. Joseph Hospital

Charles Geyer, M.D.

Breast Committee Chairman, NSABP
Deputy Director, Houston Methodist Cancer Center

Education

B.A. – Texas Tech University
M.D. – Texas Tech University
Residency – Baylor College
Chief Residency – Houston VA Medical Center
Fellowship – Baylor College

Awards

Outstanding Student in Internal Medicine – Texas Tech University
Fellowship in Clinical Oncology – National Cancer Institute
Fellowship – American College of Physicians
Director’s Service Award – National Cancer Institute

Thomas George, M.D.

Colorectal Cancer Protocol Officer & Scientific Consultant, NSABP
Assoc. Director of Clinical Investigation, University of Florida

Education

B.S. – University of Florida
M.D. – University of Florida
Residency – University of Florida
Fellowship – University of Florida

Awards

Exemplary Mentor Award, University of Florida Department of Medicine
Master Clinician, University of Florida Department of Medicine
Most Valuable Player, University of Florida Health Cancer Center

Carmen Allegra, M.D.

Colorectal Committee Chairman, NSABP
Department of Medicine Chief & Professor, University of Florida

Education

B.A. – University of Pennsylvania
M.D. – University of Pennsylvania
Residency- University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellowship – National Cancer Institute

Awards

Clinical Investigator of the Year – University of Florida
Excellence in Teaching – University of Florida
Physician Customer Service Key Award – University of Florida
Commander’s Award – National Naval Medical Center
Top Cancer Specialist for Women – Good Housekeeping Magazine

Thomas Julian, M.D.

Assoc. Director of Medical Affairs, NSABP
Assoc. Medical Director of Cancer Program Development, Allegheny Health Network

Education

B.S. – University of Pittsburgh
M.D. – University of Pittsburgh
Residency – University of Pittsburgh

Awards

America’s Most Compassionate Doctor – Patients’ Choice: MDx
America’s Leading Experts on Breast Cancer – American Registry
America’s Top Doctors for Cancer – Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
America’s Top Surgeon – Consumers’ Research Council of America for Excellence
Pittsburgh’s Top Doctors – Pittsburgh Magazine

Shannon Puhalla, M.D.

Senior Assoc. Medical Director of Oncology, NSABP
Asst. Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Education

B.S. – Kent State University
M.S. – Northeastern Ohio University
Residency – Ohio State University
Fellowship – Ohio State University

Awards

Junior Scholar Award in Clinical Cancer Research – University of Pittsburgh
Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award – National Cancer Institute
Career Development Award – American Society of Clinical Oncology

Administrative Leaders

Jack Berkebile, M.H.A.

Chief Executive Officer, NSABP

Ron Sugar, Esq., M.B.A.

Chief Financial Officer, NSABP

Sheila Evans, D.N.P., R.N., A.O.C.N.

Chief Operating Officer, NSABP

External Board Members

Harry Bear, M.D.

Professor of Surgical Oncology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Pat Halpin-Murphy

President & Founder, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition

Sally McCrady

Director of Community Affairs, PNC

Sandra Swain, M.D.

Associate Dean for Research Development, Georgetown University

Eva Tansky Blum

Board of Trustees Chairperson, University of Pittsburgh

Organizational Chart

Our Committees

  •   Early Phase Studies
NSABP Foundation seeks new therapies through a developmental therapeutics program. This program ranges from the innovative application of new technology (such as ctDNA), to novel approaches for treating difficult populations such as MSS mCRC with immunotherapy, to applying cancer vaccines to selected populations of breast and colon cancer patients.
  •   Breast Cancer
The Breast Cancer Committee develops innovative Phase 3 clinical research trials to improve outcomes and quality of life for patients with early-stage breast cancer, and Phase II trials for patients with metastatic or locally advanced breast cancer. The committee has identified neoadjuvant and adjuvant systemic therapy and molecular profiling as approaches for achieving these goals as well as for accelerating the discovery of new therapies designed for curative intent.
  •   Colorectal Cancer
The Colorectal Phase 3 Committee develops new therapeutics to improve longevity and quality of life for patients with locally advanced Stage 2 and 3 colon and rectal cancers. We are focused on identifying novel systemic therapy interventions and investigating early detection technologies for patients who have an extremely high risk of recurrence.

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