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Education & Engagement Committee

The Education & Engagement Committee is tasked with ensuring that LCRF is providing educational content that is relevant, helpful, and meets the needs of the lung cancer community. In addition, it ensures these resources are readily available to inform and empower individuals on their lung cancer journey. The committee is comprised of clinicians, researchers, patients, caregivers and advocates.

Isabel Preeshagul, DO, MBS

Committee Chair
Assistant Attending Physician, Thoracic Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Sydney Barned, MD

Survivor and Advocate
Internal Medicine Hospitalist
Anne Arundel Medical Center

Lyudmila Bazhenova, MD

Medical Oncologist
Professor of Medicine
University of California San Diego, Moores Cancer Center

Dave Bjork

Survivor and Advocate
Vice President of Empowerment
GRYT Health

Meghan Cox    


Denise D. Cutlip

Survivor and Advocate

Devika Das, MD, MSHQS

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology
Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Section Chief of Oncology, Birmingham VA Medical Center

Narjust Florez (Duma), MD

Associate Director, Cancer Care Equity Program
Thoracic Medical Oncologist
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Cancer Center
Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School

Benjamin Philip Levy, MD

Clinical Director of Medical Oncology   
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Oncology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Stephen V. Liu, MD      

Thoracic Medical Oncologist and Associate Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University
Director of Thoracic Oncology and the Head of Developmental Therapeutics
Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Catherine Paykin, MSSW, LCSW

Social Worker
NYU Langone Health

Jyoti D. Patel, MD

Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Thoracic Oncology
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Rachel Sanborn, MD

Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
Medical Director of Phase I Clinical Trials Program
Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center, Earle A. Chiles Research Institute at Providence Cancer Institute

Joan H. Schiller, MD     

Deputy Director, Inova Schar Cancer Center (Emeritus)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Virginia

Nagashree Seetharamu, MD, MBBS      

Medical Oncologist, Thoracic and Head and Neck Oncology      
Monter Cancer Center, Northwell Health Center for Advanced Medicine
Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Christos Stavropoulos, MD, FACS          

Director of Thoracic Oncology
The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center (Englewood Health)

Ishwaria M. Subbiah, MD, MS

Executive Director, Cancer Care Equity and Professional Wellness
Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI)