About the Society

SIO Committees

SIO announces its annual call for volunteers each fall. Members are notified via email when volunteer opportunities arise. For any questions regarding volunteer opportunities, please email info@sio-central.org.

Research Steering Committee

Looking to partner with SIO to support IO research? SIO's Research Steering Committee offers several opportunities to support the field of IO research and cancer care. Learn more by reviewing the current prospectus.

The Steering Committee is responsible for collaborating with the Board and staff liaisons on key strategies, challenges, and needs in order to provide insight on existing and future SIO research priorities including research grants, registries, and clinical trials. The SIO Research Steering Committee oversees all SIO research priorities for the year, including oversight and delegation of any appropriate projects to the Clinical Trials Committee, Guidelines Committee, and the Publications Committee.

Committee Chair - Terence Gade, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Vice Chair - Rony Avritscher, MD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research Advisor: Michael Soulen, MD
University of Pennsylvania 

Board Liaison - Sarah White, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Greg Nadolski, MD
University of Pennsylvania

NIH Liaison- Brad Wood, MD
NIH

Grants Sub-Committee

Chair - Julius Chapiro, MD
Yale University

Rafael Duran, MD
Lausanne University Hospital

David Woodrum, PD, PhD
Mayo Clinic

Samdeep Mouli, MD
Northwestern University

Kyle Schachtshneider, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Development Sub-Committee


Chair - Lynn Savic, MD, PhD
Charité University Berlin

Vice-Chair - Joe Erinjeri, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Kelly Nunez, PhD
Ochsner Health

Christopher Malone, MD
Washington University

Daniel Ackerman, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD
University of California Irvine

AJ Gunn, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

NCCN Sub-Committee

Chair - Amy Deipoyli, MD, PhD
Charleston Area Cancer Center

Vice-Chair - Bill Stavropoulos, MD
University of Pennsylvania


Registries Sub-Committee

Chair - Stephen Solomon, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Publications Committee

This committee is responsible for collaborating with the Research Steering Committee and staff liaisons on key strategies and needs in order to provide insight on existing and future SIO publications. Specifically, the Publications Committee oversees all whitepapers authored by the SIO, manages case spotlights for publications in SIO publications, reviews guideline summaries annually, and oversees content on any SIO newsletters. Oversees any writing groups organized as a result of funding requests, unless otherwise directed by the Research Steering Committee. 
Committee Chair - Christos Georgiades, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Committee Vice Chair - AJ Gunn, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham


Alex Solomon, MD
John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Andrew R. Kolarich, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Anish Ghodadra, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Christine Boone, MD, PhD
University of California San Diego

Elana Violari, MD
Northwestern University
Giovanni Mauri, MD
University of Milan
Ji Buethe, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Juan Camacho, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Yilun Koeth, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
 
Board Liaison - Edward J. Kim, MD
Mount Sinai Health Systems

Membership Committee

The SIO Membership Committee is responsible for collaborating with committees, membership, Board and staff liaisons on key strategies, challenges, and needs in order to provide insight on membership recruitment, engagement and retention.

Committee Chair - Almamoon Justaniah, MD
King Faisal Specialist Hospital

Committee Vice Chair - Erica Alexander
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

International Liason - David Madoff, MD
Yale University

Chad Davis, MD
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Dimitrios Filippiadis, MD, PhD
University General Hospital Attikon

Florian Fintelmann, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Mina Makary, MD
The Ohio State Medical

Nick Brown, MD
Wesley Hospital

Board Liaison - Uei Pua, MD
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Program Planning Committee

This subcommittee is responsible for developing the annual meeting scientific program and any pre-conference associated sessions, inclusive of international partnerships. The International Annual Meeting Committee additionally plans all social events in coordination with staff and provides critical input to the Corporate Relations Director for industry-sponsored events.

Program Chair - Damian Dupuy, MD
Cape Cod Healthcare

Scientific Chair - Vijay Ramalingam, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

IO Essentials Chair - Isabel Gala Newton, MD, PhD
VA San Diego Healthcare System and UCSD Health

AI Science Liaison - Joseph Erinjeri, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Master Class Chair - Nicholas Fidelman, MD
University of California San Francisco

Local Liaison - Christos Georgiades, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Research Liaison - Rony Avirtscher, MD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

International Representative - Frederic Deschamps, MD
Gustave Roussy

Immediate Past Chair and BOD Liaison- David Breen, MRCP, FRCR
University Hospitals Southampton

Education Committee

This committee is responsible for collaborating with the Board of Director and staff liaisons on key strategies and needs for current and future SIO year-round educational programming. This committee owns the development of live and enduring educational content through IO University and SIO Master Classes and any international programming collaborations.

Education Advisor - Sean Tutton, MD, FSIR
Medical College of Wisconsin

Committee Chair - Rob Suh, MD
Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center

Committee Vice Chair - Charles Y. Kim, MD, FSIR
Duke University Medical Center

Ahmad Hashmi, MD
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Brian Gump, DO, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Gina Landinez, MD
University of California San Francisco

Jonathan Kessler, MD
City of Hope Medical Group

Kirema Garcia-Reyes, MD
Mount Sinai

Matthew Scheidt, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Richard Marshall, MD
Louisiana State University

Salim Abboud, MD
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Sirish Kishore, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Vladimir Sheynzon, MD
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Zachary Berman, MD
University of California San Diego

Board Liaison - Jack Jennings, MD
University of Washington