Physician Committees

Via Pathways Disease Committees are led by co-chairs who are in active practice at academic, hospital and community-based practices within the Via Network.  The co-chairs help drive the collaborative open committee discussion to consensus.  Conflicts of interest disclosures are maintained and presented at each committee meeting.

Via Pathways Committee Chairs

Bladder/Renal

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Leonard Appleman
UPMC

Dr. Johanna Bendell
Tennessee Oncology

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Timur Mitin
OHSU

Dr. Ryan Smith
UPMC

Bone Metastasis

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Susan Rakfal
UPMC

Breast

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Olwen Hahn
University of Chicago Medicine

Dr. Michael Savin
OHSU

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Sushil Beriwal
UPMC

Dr. Charlotte Kubicky
OHSU

Surgical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Sharon Goldstein
UPMC

CML

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Scott Boswell
IU Health

Dr. Donna Forrest
BC Cancer Agency

Colon, Rectal, Anal

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Bert O’Neil
IU Health

Dr. Federico Sanchez
Aurora Health Care

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. John Flickinger
UPMC

Gastro-Esophageal

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Joseph Chao
City of Hope

Dr. Antony Ruggeri
Aurora Health Care

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Igor Poltinnikov
UPMC

Gynecological

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Keith Logie
IU Health

Dr. Alex Olawaiye
UPMC

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Sushil Beriwal
UPMC

Head and Neck

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Robert Ferris
UPMC

Dr. Robert Taylor
Aurora Health Care

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Ryan Smith
UPMC

Surgical Oncology Chairs

Dr. James Blaugrund
UPMC

Dr. Robert Ferris
UPMC

Lung and Mesothelioma

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Mark Socinski
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute

Dr. David Spigel
Tennessee Oncology

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Sanjeev Bahri
UPMC

Lymphoma

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Andy Chen
OHSU

Dr. Michael Robertson
IU Health

Dr. Gilberto Rodrigues
Aurora Health Care

Dr. Michael Thompson
Aurora Health Care

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Sanjeev Bahri
UPMC

Dr. Kevin McMullen
Columbus Regional Health

MDS

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Elsayed Aly
IU Health

Dr. Robert Redner
UPMC

Melanoma and Skin

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Leslie Fecher
University of Michigan

Dr. John Kirkwood
UPMC

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Igor Poltinnikov
UPMC

Multiple Myeloma

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Emma Scott
OHSU

Dr. Michael Thompson
Aurora Health Care

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Susan Rakfal
UPMC

Neuro-Oncology

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Jan Drappatz
UPMC

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. John Flickinger
UPMC

Non-neoplastic

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. John Flickinger
UPMC

Pancreatic

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Nathan Bahary
UPMC

Dr. Henry Xiong
The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Susan Rakfal
UPMC

Surgical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Herbert Zeh
UPMC

Dr. Amer Zureikat
UPMC

Prostate

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Roberto Pili
IU Health

Dr. Corey Shamah
Aurora Health Care

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Neil Martin
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dr. Ryan Smith
UPMC

Sarcoma

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Igor Poltinnikov
UPMC

Testicular

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Lawrence Einhorn
IU Health

Dr. Przemyslaw Twardowski
City of Hope

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Timur Mitin
OSHU

Dr. Ryan Smith
UPMC

Supportive Care Committees

Advanced Care Planning

Dr. Peter Ellis
UPMC

Symptom Management

Dr. Peter Ellis
UPMC