About

Committees

The committees at Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine are an integral part of both our success and the success of our patients. Internal and external committees provide oversight on fiscal and legal matters as well as help us develop our expertise in the stages of the cancer journey by evaluating and providing recommendations for improvement in the areas of patient safety and care, cancer research, drug administration, clinical trials, support programs and much more.


Internal Committees

Barnard Cancer Institute

The Barnard Cancer Institute at Siteman Cancer Center’s main campus in St. Louis is a walk in cancer information center that serves patients, their families, medical professionals and others who need information on cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and coping as well as community resources.

In addition to educational literature, at the Barnard Cancer Institute people can also access a computer, educational programs, support group referrals, volunteer opportunities and assistance for low income or underinsured patients.

Members
  • John MacCarthy, President
  • George Andersson, Vice President and Treasurer
  • Thomas Blackwell, Secretary
  • Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH
  • John DiPersio, MD, PhD
  • Timothy Eberlein, MD
  • Frederick Hermann Jr.
  • Edwin Meissner Jr.
  • William Peck, MD
  • Larry Shapiro, MD
  • Andrew Ziskind, MD

Quality Assurance and Safety Monitoring Committee

Siteman Cancer Center places the highest priority on ensuring the safety of patients who participate in any of our250 clinical trials. The Quality Assurance and Safety Monitoring Committee (QASMC) provides independent oversight and review of quality assurance audits, serious adverse events reporting and interim safety and monitoring reports.

Chair
  • Nancy Bartlett
Members
  • Maria Baggstrom
  • Leigh Boehmer
  • Sean DeFrates
  • Hiram Gay
  • J. Philip Miller
  • Matthew Mutch
  • Michael Naughton

External Committees

External Advisory Committee

The External Advisory Committee is made up of directors and research leaders from other NCI designated cancer centers across the nation. To ensure transparency, the group’s primary responsibility is to evaluate the research arm of Siteman Cancer Center and provide feedback to ensure ongoing development and progress.

Members
  • Jim Allison, PhD
    MD Anderson

  • Jose Baselga, MD, PhD
    Memorial Sloan Kettering

  • Mark Clanton, MD, MPH
    TMF Health Quality Institute

  • Walter Curran, Jr, MD
    Whinship Cancer Institute, Emory University

  • Nancy Davidson, MD
    University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

  • H. Shelton Earp III, MD
    University of North Carolina Cancer Care

  • Karen Emmons, PhD
    Kaiser Foundation Research Institute

  • Judith Gasson, PhD
    Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California – Los Angeles

  • Robert Gillies, PhD
    Moffitt Cancer Center

  • Judy Johnson
    Community Member

  • Michael Kastan, MD, PhD (chair)
    Duke Cancer Institute

  • Jonathan Licht, MD
    University of Florida Health Cancer Center

  • David Mankoff, MD, PhD
    University of Pennsylvania

  • Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
    Levine Cancer Institute

  • Marcy Waldinger
    Administrative Member


Barnes-Jewish Hospital Cancer Committee

Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Cancer Committee is comprised of representatives from multiple specialties involved in the diagnosis, treatment and support of cancer patients at BJH. The committee has a number of objectives, which include developing and evaluating the hospital’s goals related to cancer care, promoting a coordinated multidisciplinary approach to patient management, advising in drug distribution and control, evaluating and making recommendations on adverse drug reactions and medication errors, overseeing cancer conferences and ensuring an active supportive care system for patients, families and staff.

Members
  • Michael Chicoine
  • Maria Dans
  • Farrokh Dehdashti
  • Teresa Deshields
  • Amy Glueck
  • Lydia Grimes
  • Lori Grove
  • Rita Helgenberg
  • Jennifer Ivanovich
  • Liz Kahlicak
  • Kimberly Kaphingst
  • Lisa Kehlenbrink
  • Karen Kharasch
  • Susan Kraenzle
  • Alexander Krupnick
  • Trisha Lollo
  • Christina Longnecker
  • Julie Margenthaler
  • Jennie Mayfield
  • Wilfred Milton
  • Elizabeth Mulcahy
  • David Mutch
  • Matthew Mutch
  • Cynthia Newsome
  • Brian Nussenbaum
  • Heather Orr
  • Jay Piccirillo
  • Joel Picus
  • Lesley Rao
  • Anne Rihanek
  • Romee Rizwam
  • Jane Ruhland
  • Marianna Ruzinova
  • Shabbir Safdar
  • Gurdarshan Sandhu
  • Julie Schwartz
  • Steven Strasberg
  • Robert Swarm
  • Christine Swyres
  • Victor Trogden
  • Barbara Westland
  • Katie Wrenn

Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee

The Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC) ensures that cancer research studies that involve human patients conducted within the Washington University Medical Center are scientifically and statistically sound, appropriately designed, feasible for completion and compliant with the National Institutes of Health’s guidelines for clinical trials.

Co-Chairs
  • Joel Picus
  • Julie Margenthaler
  • Perry Grigsby
Members
  • Camille Abboud
  • Kristan Augustin
  • Jeff Bradley
  • Caroline Bumb
  • Sara Butler
  • Traves Crabtree
  • Farrokh Dehdashti
  • Gavin Dunn
  • Mark Fiala
  • Ryan Fields
  • Kathryn Fowler
  • Jennifer Frye
  • Karen Gauvain
  • Armin Ghobadi
  • Robert Hayashi
  • Richard Head
  • Megan Janke
  • Meagan Jacoby
  • Sally Jones
  • Albert Kim
  • A. Craig Lockhart
  • Lisa Madden
  • Russell Pachynski
  • John Pfeifer
  • Matthew Powell
  • Iskra Pusic
  • Lindsey Reichle
  • Cliff Robinson
  • Rizwan Romee
  • Anna Roshal
  • Kenneth B. Schechtman
  • Mark Schroeder
  • Karen Seibert
  • Joshua Shimony
  • Benjamin Tan
  • Wade Thorstad
  • Tom Walsh
  • Andrea Wang-Gillam
  • Saiama Waqar
  • Lorri DeWitt (ad hoc)
  • Lindsay Hladnik (ad hoc)
  • Lynne Lippmann (ad hoc)
  • Janelle Mann (ad hoc)
  • Byron Peters (ad hoc)
  • Shana Thomas (ad hoc)
  • Chrisann Winslow (ad hoc)
  • Nancy Bartlett (ex officio)
  • Jeff Michalski (ex officio)
  • Jeffrey Moley (ex officio)
  • Stephen Ristvedt (ex officio)
  • Barry Siegel (ex officio)
BSS Membership
Chair
  • Aimee Jamea
Members
  • Bettina Drake
  • Allison King
  • Amy McQueen
  • Yikyung Park
  • Tanya Wildes