ASCO Welcomes 2019-2020 Leadership Development Program Participants

Jul 23, 2019

ASCO is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Leadership Development Program Participants.

The ASCO Leadership Development Program (LDP), which began in 2009, is a year-long program designed to train future leaders in oncology by supporting their development as they learn valuable leadership skills.

The LDP provides oncologists with lifelong skills by providing training by an executive coach, networking opportunities with their colleagues, and mentorship from ASCO leaders. In addition, participants receive formal media training, advocacy training and experience on Capitol Hill, and a day-long introduction to drug and device development and approval at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Participants also learn about the ASCO’s role in developing the future of cancer care. The skills participants acquire can accelerate their leadership success locally, nationally, and internationally, as well as within ASCO and other professional organizations.

2019-2020 Leadership Development Program Class

Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH
University of Pennsylvania

Wendy Allen-Rhoades, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Julia Beaver, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Sandra P. D'Angelo, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Avram Denburg, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPC
The Hospital for Sick Children

Stephanie L. Graff, MD, FACP
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health

Petros Grivas, MD PhD
University of Washington

Jamie L. Lesnock, MD, FACOG
Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC

David Margel, MD, PhD
Rabin Medical Center, Israel

Nadine Jackson McCleary, MD, MPH
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Jennifer Young Pierce, MD, MPH
University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute

Kathryn J. Ruddy, MD, MPH
Mayo Clinic

Karyn Stitzenberg, MD, MPH
University of North Carolina

Laura Tenner, MD, MPH
Mays Cancer Center

Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD, FACP, FCCP
New York University

Jason Westin, MD, MS, FACP
MD Anderson Cancer Center

2019-2020 Leadership Development Program Mentors

Carolyn B. Hendricks, MD, FASCO 
Maryland Oncology Hematology PC

Neal J. Meropol, MD, FASCO
Flatiron Health

Wells Messersmith, FACP, MD
University of Colorado

Joan Schiller, MD, FASCO
University of Virginia

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