Physician Committees

The Via Pathways Disease Committees are comprised of practicing oncologists from within the Via Network of participating cancer centers. The Disease Committees are led by co-chairs who develop the agendas, lead the Disease Committee calls and ensure the distribution of timely and accurate minutes and evidence reviews. All voting members including Co-Chairs must complete and maintain a Conflict of Interest Disclosure that is available for review at all times. The links below provide more detail on the process and membership.

Via Pathways Committee Chairs

Bladder/Renal

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Leonard Appleman
UPMC
Dr. Johanna Bendell
Tennessee Oncology

Radiation Oncology Chairs

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

Surgical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Judy A. Tjoe
Aurora Health Care
Dr. Jennifer Steiman
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. Terry Evans
UPMC
Dr. Alex Olawaiye
UPMC

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Sushil Beriwal
UPMC
Head and Neck

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Robert Taylor
Aurora Health Care
Dr. Erminia Massarelli
City of Hope

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Ryan Smith
UPMC

Surgical Oncology Chairs

Dr. James Blaugrund
UPMC
 
Lung and Mesothelioma

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Mark Socinski
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute

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. Robert Redner
UPMC
Dr. Thomas Prebet
Yale
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. Aaron Chevinsky
Aurora Health Care
Prostate

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Roberto Pili
IU Health
Dr. Corey Shamah
Aurora Health Care

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Ryan Smith
UPMC
Sarcoma

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Hari Deshpande
YNHHS

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Igor Poltinnikov
UPMC
Testicular

Medical Oncology Chairs

Dr. Lawrence Einhorn
IU Health

Radiation Oncology Chairs

Dr. Ryan Smith
UPMC
Supportive Care Committees

Advanced Care Planning

Dr. Peter Ellis
UPMC

Symptom Management

Dr. Peter Ellis
UPMC